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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Бэт Мастерсон  »

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(108 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Two episodes from season one have fallen into the public domain. They are: Bat Masterson: Stampede at Tent City (1958) and Bat Masterson: The Fighter (1958). 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: It Lives by Night (1999) 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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A fun time
11 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This was a fun series that wasn't supposed to be taken seriously. Gene Barry was perfect as the suave Masterson, who apparently made a living playing cards at nearly tavern west of the Mississippi River. It was a preview for his role in "Burke's Law" five years later. Like with all westerns of that era, there is a lot of drinking, fighting, kissing and killing. The bad guys wore black hats and the women were (almost every time)gorgeous -- even if they seem to be wearing 10 pounds of clothes. Watchas well for some guest character actors who later went on to modest successes (like James Best, Louise Fletcher, Ross Martin).It's worth a half hour of your time.


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