Bat is ambushed in the desert by two men, his horse and water stolen. Left to die he is rescued by a farmer who is now the town marshal. Bat is determined to help the young lawman gain confidence in his ability to keep the peace.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Sam Phelps
Jackie Loughery ...
Martha Phelps
King Calder ...
Dinny Cave
Dehl Berti ...
Ken Drake ...
Joe Brown ...
Frank Warren ...


In 1884 Bat is riding through the Arizona Territory on his way to Tombstone. After hearing a shot, he finds a man standing over a dead horse. Bat offers to switch off to the next town, but the man and his partner in hiding take his horse after emptying his gun. They leave him to die in the arid land with no water. Bat eventually drops due to thirst but Sam Phelps on a wagon stops with water. He is a farmer from Rawhide who was just given the job of town sheriff. He and his sister Martha help Bat quickly recover. When a citizen reports problems in town, Bat recognizing Sam has no idea what he is doing as sheriff goes along to help. Dinny Cave wants Sam dead so that he can install crooked casino games. Bat stops three of his henchmen from ambushing Sam without Sam being any wiser to his near death. Bat then suggests he use a shotgun rather than a pistol which takes less experience. When Bat's stolen horse appears on the street, Bat is ready to help Sam serve justice and provide one last... Written by Anonymous

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18 May 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: Arizona Territory, 1884. On his way to Tombstone, Bat Masterson suffers a humiliating interruption. He did not like interruptions as he proved convincingly during this event in the life of the man who became a legend in his own time.
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