On his way to build a gambling casino in a boomtown, Bat is confronted by an inept robber - an Austrian nobleman who has been cheated at a crooked saloonkeeper's roulette table who is in love with a dance hall girl.
In July 1885 Bat on his way to Telegraph Pass stops at Apache Springs. A big strike at Telegraph Pass has Bat planning to build a big casino there. At Apache Springs he encounters Chip Grimes who Bat has caught involved with crooked gambling in the past. Grimes is hosting a big but private game that requires $1000 to buy in. Watching is the broke Count from Austria Anton von Landi. When he is evicted, he returns later masked to make an inept attempt at robbing Bat. During the robbery he tells them the roulette wheel is crooked. Bat is able to outdraw and slightly wound the Count. Bat soon learns saloon girl Millie Wilkins and the Count have a flowering relationship. Realizing the Count is mostly a victim of the crooked Grimes, Bat has Judge Dorset try the Count before Grimes gets to the sheriff. The Count is sentenced to four months on a road gang and Millie promises to join Bat at Telegraph Pass. Bat is deputized to take the Count to the road gang. The Count on learning Millie was ... Written by
Morris Ankrum and Kenneth McDonald both often appeared as judges on the original Perry Mason TV series. Furthermore Morris Ankrum once again plays a judge in this broadcast. See more »
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson:
If you hadn't given Anton a case of goosepimples, I'd be the owner of a $10,000 gambling joint in a town with a deserted mountain. You see - it pays to keep your word.
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