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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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Cast

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Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson (108 episodes, 1958-1961)
Bill Baldwin ... Narrator (102 episodes, 1958-1961)
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Series Directed by
Alan Crosland Jr. (22 episodes, 1959-1960)
Eddie Davis (20 episodes, 1958-1961)
Walter Doniger (17 episodes, 1958-1960)
John Rich (6 episodes, 1958-1960)
Franklin Adreon (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Elliott Lewis (5 episodes, 1961)
Otto Lang (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
William Conrad (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Lew Landers (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Allen H. Miner (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Bernard Girard (3 episodes, 1958)
Hollingsworth Morse (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Norman Foster (2 episodes, 1960)
Herman Hoffman (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard O'Connor (105 episodes, 1958-1961)
Don Brinkley (14 episodes, 1958-1961)
Andy White (9 episodes, 1958-1961)
Gene Levitt (8 episodes, 1958-1960)
Wells Root (7 episodes, 1958-1960)
Maurice Tombragel (6 episodes, 1958-1960)
Mikhail Rykoff (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
George F. Slavin (5 episodes, 1959-1961)
D.D. Beauchamp (4 episodes, 1958-1960)
Paul Franklin (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
John McGreevey (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Harry Essex (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Guy de Vry (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ellis Kadison (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Barney Slater (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Frank Grenville (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
John Elliotte (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Turnley Walker (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Frank Pittman (2 episodes, 1958)
Fran Van Hartsveldt (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Ron Bishop (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Paul King (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Joseph Stone (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
John Tucker Battle (2 episodes, 1960)
Mary M. Beauchamp (2 episodes, 1960)
Michael Fessier (2 episodes, 1960)
Samuel A. Peeples (2 episodes, 1960)

Series Produced by
Frank Pittman .... producer (105 episodes, 1958-1961)
Andy White .... producer (105 episodes, 1958-1961)
Frederick W. Ziv .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
Monroe P. Askins (25 episodes, 1958-1961)
Robert Hoffman (20 episodes, 1959-1960)
Richard L. Rawlings (18 episodes, 1958-1961)
Curt Fetters (14 episodes, 1959-1961)
Charles Van Enger (9 episodes, 1958-1959)
Brick Marquard (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jacques R. Marquette (7 episodes, 1959-1961)
Roger Shearman (3 episodes, 1958)
Edward Cronjager (3 episodes, 1960)
Robert Wyckoff (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard L. Van Enger (72 episodes, 1958-1961)
Buddy Small (15 episodes, 1960-1961)
Joseph Silver (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Anthony Wollner (4 episodes, 1960)
James Dyer (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
John F. Schreyer (3 episodes, 1961)
Charles Craft (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Frank Baldridge (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Casting by
Henry Rackin (108 episodes, 1958-1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
Frank Hotaling (36 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert Kinoshita (20 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jack T. Collis (14 episodes, 1960-1961)
Bruce Bushman (8 episodes, 1961)
John M. Elliott (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Lucien Hafley (34 episodes, 1958-1960)
Clarence Steensen (24 episodes, 1960-1961)
George Sawley (21 episodes, 1959-1960)
Charles S. Thompson (19 episodes, 1958-1961)
Glen Daniels (18 episodes, 1959)
Frank Wade (12 episodes, 1958-1960)
Bruce MacDonald (4 episodes, 1958)
Vin Taylor (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Ted Driscoll (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Costume Design by
Don Loper (7 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Makeup Department
George Gray .... makeup artist / makeup supervisor (80 episodes, 1958-1961)
William Woods .... makeup artist (35 episodes, 1959-1960)
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 1961)
Frank Fitz-Gibbon .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Bob Mark .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Production Management
Joe Wonder .... production manager / executive production supervisor / ... (96 episodes, 1958-1961)
Bill Schwartz .... production manager (14 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Stein .... assistant director (34 episodes, 1958-1961)
Bert Glazer .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1958-1961)
Donald Verk .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert Agnew .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1958-1960)
Hal Klein .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1960-1961)
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
Harry R. Sherman .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1958-1959)
Gilbert Mandelik .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1958-1960)
James Engle .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Dale Hutchinson .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Gordon Mandelik .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Mack V. Wright .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Edward Haldeman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960)
Leonard Katzman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960)
William P. Owens .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Kinoshita .... set designer (38 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Sound Department
Al Lincoln .... audio supervisor / sound supervisor (108 episodes, 1958-1961)
Sidney Sutherland .... sound editor (22 episodes, 1959-1961)
Gus Galvin .... sound editor (22 episodes, 1959-1960)
Jay Ashworth .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 1960-1961)
Garry A. Harris .... sound mixer / sound (8 episodes, 1960-1961)
Chuck Overhulser .... sound editor (7 episodes, 1960-1961)
James Fritch .... sound editor (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
Robert Post .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Bert Schoenfeld .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
William Bernds .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1961)
Jack Milner .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Alfred R. Bird .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1960)
Lawrence Kaufman .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1960)
Ray Alba .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1961)
Al Overton .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1961)

Jim Bullock .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bob Overbeck .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts (1 episode, 1960)
Troy Melton .... stunts (1 episode, 1960)
Dean Smith .... stunts (1 episode, 1960)
Fritz Ford .... stunt double (1 episode, 1961)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Donald Tait .... video supervisor (5 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Casting Department
Howard Montgomery .... casting supervisor (9 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tommy Thompson .... costume supervisor (38 episodes, 1958-1959)
Eddie Armand .... wardrobe (27 episodes, 1959-1960)
Pat Kelly .... wardrobe (27 episodes, 1960-1961)
Shirley Page .... wardrobe (18 episodes, 1959-1960)
Forrest T. Butler .... wardrobe (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Walt Hoffman .... wardrobe (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Leonard Harris .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1960)
Allen Stone .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Music Department
Bart Corwin .... composer: theme music (108 episodes, 1958-1961)
Havens Wray .... composer: theme music (108 episodes, 1958-1961)
Jerry Roberts .... music editor (51 episodes, 1959-1961)
Milton Lustig .... music editor (8 episodes, 1960-1961)
Wayne Hughes .... music editor (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Hayes Pagel .... music editor (3 episodes, 1959)
Thomas Downing .... music editor (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Other crew
Pat Kelly .... assistant to producer (1 episode, 1961)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (108 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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What are the lyrics to the "Bat Masterson" theme song?
Bat Masterson Song at the end of the program
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A legend in his own time, 10 January 2007
Author: krorie from Van Buren, Arkansas

Of all the so-called adult westerns that hit the tube in the mid to late 50's, "Bat Masterson" was one of the best. Gene Barry played his historical character with just the right amount of seriousness and lightness to make what could have been a cardboard creation viable. "Adult westerns" back in those days when the TV west was young meant more talk and less action with stories that supposedly dealt with mature subject matter where characters were not just all good or all bad. In the "Bat Masterson" series, usually there would be a fair amount of action with Bat whipping the meanies with his cane and using his gun only when absolutely necessary.

Another improvement in the TV western wrought by the "Bat Masterson" series was a weekly change of scenery (in reality, all the shows were shot on the same Hollywood lot), not just in Dodge City, Tombstone, or Abilene. "Incident in Leadville" is a good example. Leadville, now a Colorado tourist mecca, was then a silver mining town with its share of claim jumpers and bushwhackers.

Bat rides into Leadville to clear his name. It seems that the lady who runs the local printing press, Jo Hart (Kathleen Crowley), has slandered Bat by lumping him together with notorious outlaws such as King Fisher, a cameo by the fine character actor, Jack Lambert. The local city boss, gambler Roy Evans, portrayed by future "Get Smart" chief, Edward Platt, also has an ax to grind with Jo Hart but wants to put her out of commission permanently. Evans decides to terminate Bat in the process, a notion not to the liking of the man with the cane and derby hat.

All the shows were similar in format. Fans could be assured of being entertained for thirty minutes. The "Bat Masterson" theme song was an added treat, with catchy lyrics and a hummable tune.

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