Bat Masterson: Season 2, Episode 22

The Disappearance of Bat Masterson (10 Mar. 1960)

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Three cowboys trick a magician into helping them rob a bank by taking Bat Masterson's gun "as a joke" before he enters the bank. Bat and the magician team up to recover the loot through the aid of another conjurer's stunt.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Erin O'Brien ...
Jeanie Landry
Oscar Beregi Jr. ...
Hermann the Great (as Oscar Beregi)
Robert Karnes ...
Chuck Roberson ...
Henchman about to be Sawn in Half
Ray Kellogg ...
Deputy Sheriff
Doris Fesette ...
Magician's Assistant
Jack Williams ...


At Dodge City, Kansas Bat is working in a casino for Mr. Landry. He takes Landry's daughter Jeanie to see Hermann the Great perform magic tricks. In one Hermann takes the gun from the holster of audience member Blackie as he tries to draw his gun. Blackie who dislikes Bat suddenly sees a way to use the trick to his advantage. As Bat and Landry take the day's proceeds to the bank for deposit, Hermann stops Bat to give him a card about his performance. Bat and Landry enter the bank with three men following them in who steal Landry's satchel . Bat who finds his gun missing is knocked out. Outside Hermann admits taking the gun as a joke and Blackie admits paying him to do it. Blackie and his friends all say they were in the saloon drinking during the robbery therefore the deputy refuses to arrest them. Landry is concerned about Bat's intention toward Jeanie but Bat wants to clear his name before he leaves town. Landry goes along with Bat's plan to use Hermann to recover the stolen money. ... Written by Anonymous

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10 March 1960 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: I need the help of Professor Hermann.
Landry: That conjurer? What do you need him for?
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Well, if he's innocent as he claims he is, I don't think he'll object to having his reputation cleared, do you?
Landry: An actor with a reputation - that's absurd!
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Well, if his vanity doesn't get to him, there's another actor's weakness that will.
Landry: Yeah? What's that?
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Publicity.
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