Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

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8 October 1958 (USA)  »

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(108 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Bat rode Stardust See more »

Goofs

The "derby" Gene Barry wears is incorrect. If you look at real photos of Bat Masterson you'll see that the brim on Gene's hat is too large. They tried to roll the sides more to make it seem smaller, but it still just looks like any old cowboy hat with a rounded crown. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) See more »

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Bat Masterson
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Words and music by Bart Corwin and Havens Wray
Sung by Bill Lee.
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"He wore a cane...
22 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

and Derby Hat. They called him Bat." I always wondered how you could "wear" a cane? Oh well.

Boy, could that guy USE that cane, though. Hoooooey! He could trip you or bonk you on the head faster'n you could order up some prize-fight tickets.

This was really an odd Western. I came across on old episode preserved on a DVD with several other old Western t.v. show episodes. A woman shows up in a scene and Barry gives her a google-eyed double take. Campy acting. But, much better than Wyatt Earp (Earp had been one of the real-life Bat Masterson's buddies), starring Hugh O'Brien, which tried to take itself seriously - but didn't succeed.

Still, this was a fun show. I enjoyed it, even though I was but a tyke when it aired. It introduced me to Gene Barry, who would later star in "The Name of the Game" with Tony Franciosa and Robert Stack.

I enjoyed Barry's cameo in the newly released "War of the Worlds" (Spielberg version).


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