Bat Masterson: Season 3, Episode 5

The Hunter (27 Oct. 1960)

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An Englishman has a theory that accuracy is more important in a gunfight than speed or size of the ammunition. When he kills a bully with his specially designed rifled pistol, the Englishman decides he's ready to take on his goal - Bat.


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Episode complete credited cast:
John Vivyan ...
Sir Edward Marion
Sue Randall ...
Mickey Simpson ...
Brett King ...
Johnny Hillman
Gerald Milton ...
Allan Ray ...
Winning Poker Player


Bat is having a good run at poker in Deadwood, South Dakota when the stagecoach arrives with the very proper Englishman Sir Edward Marion and his niece Elizabeth. As Elizabeth heads to the hotel for a cool bath, Marion enters the saloon for a drink where Bat is playing. His dress, style, and speech draw a crowd around him disturbing Bat's game and concentration. The bully Donovan during a conversation with Marion tries to draw him into a fight but Bat intervenes. After telling Bat he has an offer for him, Marion watches Bat play poker until he is free. Donovan still drinking, decides to break in forcing Marion into a fist fight with English rules and Bat as the referee which Marion wins easily. Afterwards, he shows Bat his single shot pistol with a long rifled barrel he made which he feels can win in any duel. Later, Donovan confronts Marion in the street where his long barrel lets him win. His next goal is Bat who in known for his skill with his pistol but Bat has a lesson for him. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

27 October 1960 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: First rule for the gunman is to maneuver for the best position. Put the sun behind you.
[Bat shoots off Sir Edward's hat]
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Second - present a small moving target.
[Bat dives to the ground, but still places his next shot between Sir Edward's feet]
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Third - unnerve your opponent.
[Bat shoots the cup off a nearby wagon]
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Fourth - force you opponent into a mistake.
[Sir Edward's hurried shot, the only one in his pistol, goes wild]
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Up to this point, I haven't tried to kill you. Fifth - make sure you finish...
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