Bat Masterson: Season 3, Episode 33

The Fatal Garment (25 May 1961)

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Bat is hired to serve as a bodyguard at Wyatt Earp's El Paso casino, but the two of them can't prevent a robbery which costs Wyatt Earp $13,000 as he won't bank his money. The robbers use a costly shirt as a gift to distract Bat.

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Episode complete credited cast:
Ron Hayes ...
Lisa Gaye ...
Lasse Hellman ...
Outlaw (as Les Hellman)


El Paso, Texas is one of the most dangerous places in the west as it is on the border with Juarez, Mexico. Bandits cross over to Juarez to escape capture by the US law. Wyatt Earp has hired Bat to work as a dealer and guard in his El Paso casino. The two have been successful in stopping robberies but an old nemesis of Bat devises a plan to rob the casino and get even with Bat for sending him to Yuma prison. He has Elena who has a cantina in Juarez and is friends with Wyatt and Bat deliver Bat an expensive and luxurious shirt. While Bat goes in the back to try it on, the robbers knock out Wyatt and steal $13,000. They wound the sheriff on the way out of town and Bat loses their trail at the border. Unlike Wyatt, Bat wonders if Elena is part of the gang. He and Wyatt set a trap to see if she leads them to the outlaw hangout as Bat tries to recover Wyatt's stolen money and learn the identity of the outlaws. Written by Anonymous

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25 May 1961 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: El Paso, Texas, across the line from Juarez - one of the most famous and dangerous towns on the Mexican border. Murder, robbery, plunder - no place of business, no human life, was safe. The call went out for Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
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