Bat is asked to take half interest in the Long Branch Saloon to help make it profitable. He does so by hiring a female piano player but a crooked mayor and Marshal force him to create the Dodge City Peace Commission to clean up the town.
Bat's old friend Luke Short offers him 50% of the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City, Kansas if he'll help make the place profitable. Bat hires a pretty piano player Dolly McGregor from St. Louis and business picks up, much to the chagrin of owners of rival establishments. The mayor, one of these saloon proprietors, helps enact a new city ordinance forbidding the playing of musical instruments in saloons. After he hires Bat's piano player, the mayor has the ordinance repealed. Bat visits the Governor to get his cooperation by not interfering in Dodge City matters. Bat counters the crooked politician with the "Dodge City Peace Commission," a group of gunslingers led by Wyatt Earp, to force the mayor to come to terms. Written by
In real life it was prostitution that was outlawed rather than the playing of music in saloons which was very common and often included a band. See more »
You two do your talkin' later. Now, let's get the picture taken.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson:
Yeah. I want a picture of the Dodge City Peace Commission, just in case someday one of you fellows becomes famous.
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