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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 Bat Masterson (108 episodes, 1958-1961)
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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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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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Cool, Unusual Series of Suave, Elegant, Arrogant Dandy in Old West
4 March 2002 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I had to respond to that post. This WAS cool, unlike almost all the the westerns on television, and this child badly wanted (and received) a bat like Bat Masterson or his birthday. Gene Barry had the cool sure arrogance in this character that America was later to see in Burke's Law and the Name of the Game. In a different area of the country, this character would have been a great robber baron or 15 years ago,a great merger and takeover artist!

This was fun - and Barry was a sort of James Bond (Roger Moore variety) in the Old West.


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