Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

Jeopardy at Jackson Hole 

Bat is called upon by the daughter of an old friend to investigate his murder in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The family runs a freight and stage line there but the drivers are being killed for some reason and the line is nearly bankrupt.





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Episode complete credited cast:
Cal Beamus
Ron Foster ...
Sheriff Buck Simpson
Paul Dubov ...
Tom Fulton
Harry Fleer ...
Harvey Field
Nick Pawl ...
Al Stowe
Joan Tabor ...
Kate Gannon


In the 1880s Bat is called to Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Kate Gannon. Her dad who owns a stage and freight business has been killed and the business is nearly bankrupt. The stage carrying Bat is attacked at the edge of town. Bat kills one of the men ambushing the stage, a second wounded man escapes while the driver is killed. A third man escapes unharmed. Bat drives the stage into town where he finds Kate knocked out in an office that has been searched. She has no idea who attacked her. After she recovers, she explains that the drivers are being killed making it hard to hire anyone. She mentions that her father had applied to be the postmaster for Jackson Hole. Although she doesn't realize the importance of that fact, Bat does. Kate introduces Bat to Cal Beamus who runs the land office and is a close friend. After the three have dinner that night, Bat is once again ambushed but kills the shooter. Having sized up the situation, Bat quickly devises a plan to draw out those involved in the... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

1 June 1961 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last show of the series. See more »


While Bat Masterson is enjoying a meal at a hotel restaurant, the waiter pours Bat a cup of coffee. A wrist watch is clearly visible on the waiter's wrist. This series takes place mainly in the 1880's and wrist watches did not come into common use until the 1920's. See more »


Narrator: Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the 1880's, where a well-planned but badly executed ambush was the town welcome for Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
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