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Masterson of Kansas (1954)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  1 December 1954 (USA)
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Dodge City Sheriff Bat Masterson is out to prove that a group of cattlemen have framed Merrick for murder because he negotiated a treaty granting the Kiowas a reserve in the grass country ... See full summary »

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Nancy Gates ...
Amy Merrick
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Jean Willes ...
Dallas Corey aka Mrs. Bennett
Benny Rubin ...
Coroner
William Henry ...
Charlie Fry (as William A. Henry)
David Bruce ...
Clay Bennett
Bruce Cowling ...
Gregg Barton ...
Henchman Sutton
Donald Murphy ...
Gregg Martell ...
Mitch Connors
Sandy Sanders ...
Henchman Tyler
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Yellow Hawk
John Maxwell ...
Amos Merrick
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Dodge City Sheriff Bat Masterson is out to prove that a group of cattlemen have framed Merrick for murder because he negotiated a treaty granting the Kiowas a reserve in the grass country that the cattlemen wanted for their own grazing land. Knowing that the tribes will wage war again if Merrick is executed, Masterson begins a search for Clay Bennett who testified he saw the murder. Joining him in the hunt is Marshal Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, both for different purposes. Although Masterson and Holliday have a long standing feud, the latter is persuaded by Merrick's daughter Amy to help. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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1 December 1954 (USA)  »

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Gangster, Spieler und ein Sheriff  »

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Bat, Wyatt and Doc cleaning Dodge City again.
8 May 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Masterson of Kansas is one of the best of the series of westerns starring Montgomery. What helps the film a lot is the good choice of actors. Both Bruce Cowling and James Griffith are convincing as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Also the women, Nancy Gates, as the one who falls for Bat, and Jean Willes as the girlfriend of the man they are searching. The film starts with a showdown between Bat and Doc Holliday. Then the father of Nancy Gates gets arrested and will probably be hanged unless they can find Clay Bennet who testified against him, but really could not have done so because he was not there. There is not one dull moment as Masterson, Amy (Nancy Gates), and Wyatt go on their mission to free Amy's father. We also learn where the name Bat came from.


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