Bat spots Lisa Truex in Deadwood who stole $2000 from him. Bat wants to collect but Lisa's boyfriend runs the town. She sells Bat an acre of land she owns that appears to be worthless but Bat finds a way to profit from it if he lives.





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Episode complete credited cast:
Leo Talley
Lisa Truex
Ron Foster ...
Toby Dawson (as Ronald Foster)
Woody Chambliss ...
O'Malley (as Woodrow Chambliss)
Land Office Clerk


Arriving in dangerous Deadwood, South Dakota, Bat spots Lisa Truex, a former employee who stole $2000 from him before skipping town in Denver. Bat confronts Lisa but discovers she is a close friend of Leo Talley who is a powerful man in the Dakota Territories. Lisa says she is broke so in order to stay out of jail, she offers Bat a worthless acre of land for $8000 but Bat agrees to only clear the $2000 debt for the land. Bat converts the acre into the exclusive graveyard "Destiny's Playground" selling plots for $100 apiece giving him a sizable profit. When Bat's plan turns a profits, Leo and Lisa try to have Bat killed in a gunfight with gunslinger Toby Dawson but Bat prevails. Toby has the local undertaker O'Malley prepare a grave for Bat in Destiny's Playground who returns reporting he discovered gold in the first grave. Lisa and her crooked partner frame Bat for running a land-swindle by changing the land records and killing the land office clerk. Written by David Bassler

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Release Date:

25 February 1960 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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As Bat says farewell to Lisa and walks away, a shadow (probably from the camera) can be seen on his right shoulder. See more »


[Bat markets the worthless piece of land he bought from Lisa as an elite graveyard]
Lisa Truex: At a hundred dollars a plot, how many do you think you'll sell, honey Bat?
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Ol' honey Bat might sell about a hundred.
Lisa Truex: Ten thousand dollars - that's my property, Leo. I want it back!
Leo Talley: You heard the lady, Masterson.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Oh, I did, didn't I? They're available in six foot sections, ma'am.
Leo Talley: I'll buy one... for you.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: For me? You touch me, Mr. Talley. I didn't know you cared.
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