Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

No Funeral for Thorn 

Bat races to the bedside of a dying friend, only to discover the man is quite well and needs Bat's help in his quest to relocate the Stone County seat from Bundy to Sapphira. However, the other gunmen brought in have a bigger idea.





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Episode complete credited cast:
Bat Masterson
Thorn Loomis (as Elisha Cook)
Virgil Gardiner
Sapphira Gardiner
Dehl Berti ...
Tobe Pruitt
Sheriff Cal Bundy
Charles Webster ...
Hollis Hamilton (as Chuck Webster)
Wayne Burson ...
Jake Trumbull


In the 1880s Bat is asked to come to Sapphira, Colorado by Thorn Loomis a close friend who is dying. On his way there he rides through Bundy, Colorado which calls itself the county seat of Stone County. At the saloon he receives a chilly reception as people recognize him. As he enters Sapphira, Colorado there are also signs stating it is the county seat of Stone County. He At the saloon where Thorn is living Bat finds a group of bandits who know him. Suspicious at this point he quickly determines Thorn is not sick but tricked him. He is offering Bat $5000 to help move the books for the county from Bundy to Sapphira. The wealthy founder of Sapphira Virgil Gardiner tells Bat that the election of a county seat was rigged, The railroad needs to decide the future county seat quickly to pick its route. Bat wants nothing to do with the issue so he leaves. On the way out he is forced to kill the Wichita Kid being chased by the Sheriff who the Kid wounds. Bat takes the body and the wounded ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

22 October 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: Western Colorado in the 1880's, where civic pride and gunplay often went hand in hand, and where Bat Masterson found himself trapped by friendship between the guns of warring towns. From the life of Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
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