Bat Masterson returns by stage to Dodge City where he hopes Earp will make him a deputy. He meets Nellie Wright and a Mr. Lukens on the stage. Lukens looks at Bat as a kid which ultimately results in a gunfight that Bat wins but puts him on the outs with Earp. Part of the Pollock gang Nellie's job is to gather inside information on holdup jobs. Pollock wants information on the delivery of the railroad money coming in every week. She gets Mr. Spragg drunk to gather the needed information. She decides to trust Bat to help get word to Earp on Pollock's plans and location as she wants out of the gang and the reward for helping catch Pollock. Pollock doesn't trust her or Bat who has been hanging around her so he has Bat kidnapped. Earp learns about the abduction but also receives a note from Bat revealing Pollock's plans. He decides to take the gang as they pull off the robbery hoping to wing Bat and knock him off his horse. Bat guessing Earp's plan yells and falls off his horse allowing ... Written by
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The friendship between Wyatt Earp and young Bat Masterson was a rough and ready alliance of startlingly dissimilar characters. It began with Bat's hero worship of the older and wiser Wyatt Earp. It grew as Bat determined to follow Wyatt in the dangerous career of a Western peace officer. Wyatt had advised his young friend to go to school and choose some other business. Bat made a try of this while Wyatt was Marshal of Wichita, but when Wyatt moved onto Dodge City and gained fame as the first ...