An old friend asks Bat to San Francisco to look into the background of her daughter's fiancée which is a cousin. Bat learns she is a frequent visitor at a casino where she seems to win but her fiancée seems to lose - even his life.
In the late 1800's Bat is asked to San Francisco by old friend Mrs. Dwight Chancellor. San Francisco has rough and deadly areas such as the Barbary Coast to the rich and exclusive areas such as Knob Hill where Mrs. Chancellor lives. She tells Bat her daughter Abby is engaged to her cousin Stuart Chancellor who she feels is a black sheep of the family. She would like Bat to check him out. They hang out at a disreputable casino named the Crest. At the Crest Abby wins as usual while the drunk Stuart is losing. After Stuart's money runs out, Abby takes him into the garden on the cliffs over the ocean to calm him. Abby leaves to ask Colonel Marc James the owner for more credit for Stuart but in reality they are lovers. Due to his position they cannot be seen together. Stuart outside overhears their conversation. Bat arrives wanting to see James so Abby leaves. Stuart takes the opening to force James to give him the $9000 in Stuart's IOUs James holds. James is able to overpower Stuart and ... Written by
In the late 1800's, San Francisco was a city of violent contrasts: the Barbary Coast swarmed with the riff raff of the gold camps; while up on exclusive Nob Hill, dueling pistols sometimes replaced six-guns. But they killed you just as dead. Into this city of elegance and evil stepped Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
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