Bat Masterson: Season 1, Episode 36

The Romany Knives (22 Jul. 1959)

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After Bat rescues an old gypsy from a brutal rancher, the old man offers him many valuable gifts, including a beautiful girl. When Bat learns she is not a gypsy but found near a wagon train massacred by Indians, he decides to take her.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Frank Silvera ...
Chana Eden ...
Robert Carricart ...
Eve Cotton ...
Emma Colton
Paul Sorensen ...
Man Arguing With Grasia (as Paul Sorenson)


In Dodge City, Kansas Bat saves an elderly leader Grasia of a nearby gypsy troop. He returns with Grasia to his camp where Grasia offers different gifts for saving his life including a white horse and gems. He notices Bat's interest in the gypsy girl Leda who he offers against not only her objections but those of Tonio who has been cool toward Bat. Bat at first objects but when Grasia informs him Leda is not a gypsy but was found as a ten year old near a wagon train massacred by Indians, Bat changes his mind. Although Tonio puts up a fight, Grasia lets Bat leave with her. After they leave Tonio tells Grasia that he found Leda with papers saying at twenty-one she inherits $50,000. Grasia then allows Tonio and Mitgar to go after her. Bat sends a telegram based on what Leda tells him to her relatives in San Francisco. They reply with the story about her inheritance. Tonio and Mitgar try to take Bat but he tricks Tonio into exposing the truth about his love - for money. They take Bat and ... Written by Anonymous

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22 July 1959 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: Dodge City, Kansas. During his colorful career in the sprawling West, Bat Masterson saved more lives than he was forced to take. When he rescued a Gypsy chief and helped him back to the camp, there began one of the most unusual incidents in the life of Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
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