While his stage makes a stop, Bat is arrested, charged with possession of a gun and assessed a staggering fine. When Bat learns that the local judge runs the town as a personal fiefdom, he decides to change things when a man faces hanging.





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Judge Pete Perkins
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Elsie Snow
Frank Dexter
Gerald Milton ...
James Parnell ...
Sheriff Joe Fassett
Charles Reade ...
Jeriah Smith
Simon Prescott ...
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In 1885 Bat is on a stagecoach that makes an extra stop in Paradise, Colorado to water the horses. Bat leaves the stage to stretch only to be confronted by the Sheriff and two deputies. They inform him that wearing a gun in Paradise is illegal and that he is under arrest. When Bat strikes back he is knocked out and jailed. Later, when he awakes he is taken to court where he finds the other passenger on the stage is the judge and the stage driver is the court clerk. He is fined $575 which nearly wipes him out and told to leave town. He sends a telegram to which he receives a reply before he is about to leave. When the stage arrives, another young man gets off and is confronted as well about his gun. However, he shoots and kills a deputy who tried to shot at him - the deputy is the judge's relative. Bat realizing the boy is going to hang on the gallows already ready decides to stay to fight the judge and his men. He reveals the answer to the telegram to other citizens who aid him in his... Written by Anonymous

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5 May 1960 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Judge Pete Perkins: What do you think of Paradise, Mr. Masterson?
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Well now, I'd say whoever named it wasn't aiming very high, Mr. Perkins.
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