Bat is hired to join a man in jail to gain his confidence and help him escape. The hope is the man will lead Bat to a string of black pearls he stole a train's express box. Bat's job is complicated when the man's sister shows up.
Bat is in Pine Junction, California in the employ of Gen. Zachary Moran who is paying Bat $5000. Bat has finished a sumptuous meal provided by Moran's private chef when the Sheriff enters. He is arrested for cheating at cards and thrown into a jail cell with notorious train robber Polk Otis. This is a ruse to give Poke Otis the idea that Bat is a criminal. Bat helps Polk free himself from his shackles with a hidden file and kills the sheriff in order to escape - but it's all part of a plan he's worked out with the lawman to recover a priceless necklace of black pearls Polk and his gang have stolen from a train's express box. Moran was taking the pearls to San Francisco for his friend Lotta Crabtree to wear at the opera opening. In freeing himself, Polk reopens a gunshot wound. They make it out of town but they have to stop. Bat leaves for supplies and a wagon meeting a woman looking for a guide but he refuses. When he returns to Polk, she follows as she is Polk's sister but not ... Written by
Pine Junction, a railroad head east of San Francisco. The fastidious Bat Masterson always chose his friends carefully. One of them was General Moran, railroad president. But complications lay ahead in the life of Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
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