Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.
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Cast

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Gene Barry ...  Bat Masterson 108 episodes, 1958-1961
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бэт Мастерсон See more »

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ZIV Television Programs See more »
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Runtime:

(108 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two episodes from season one have fallen into the public domain. They are: episode four, "Stampede at Tent City", and episode five, "The Fighter". See more »

Goofs

The "derby" Gene Barry wears is incorrect. If you look at real photos of Bat Masterson you'll see that the brim on Gene's hat is too large. They tried to roll the sides more to make it seem smaller, but it still just looks like any old cowboy hat with a rounded crown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Bat Masterson
(theme song)
Words and music by Bart Corwin and Havens Wray
Sung by Bill Lee.
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Western Channel Marathon
7 January 2007 | by Tapestry6See all my reviews

This was a very cool series and the Western Channel (STARZ) is running the Bat Masterson marathon today 1/6/07. Yesterday they were running the Rifleman marathon with Chuck Conners. They will be airing these episodes daily at 4pm starting tomorrow. Bat Masterson series was short sweet and to the point entertainment. Gene Barry was obviously having fun in this series I know he played a character similar later on, only he changed his horse for a limousine. Each story was self contained. With really bad guys and of course the wimpy henchmen that would give up the information that Bat needed to get the bad guy. I spotted Ross Martin from the original Wild Wild West(Artemus) in one of the shows and as these other shows roll through I am sure a few other character actors will show up. If you get a chance between whatever football games are running take a peek this is entertainment not deep psycho-babble ;)


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