Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

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Bat is hired to guide a hunting party to Canada. The sheriff suspects that the three are wanted for robbery and murder but he needs proof. When Bat discovers the truth, he is roped to a tree as bait for the bears by them.


Bernard Girard


Richard O'Connor (book), Andy White


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
James Westerfield ... Shapley Howell
Patricia Donahue ... Joyce Howell
Milton Frome ... Sheriff Clark
Bobby Hall ... Roger
Wayne Burson Wayne Burson ... U.S. Marshal


On October 12, 1885 in the Montana Rockies Bat meets a party of three: a brother and sister plus their friend Roger. The three had earlier killed a U.S. Marshal who had recognized them. They are wanted for a bank robbery and murder in the east. The sheriff of the town they are in suggests Bat to them as a guide to hunt bear in Canada. Bat has just arrived from hunting and trapping so he wants to relax so he can play cards and the women. The sheriff suspects who they are but has no proof so he asks Bat to guide them but delay them until proof arrives. Bat agrees given the reward but he is off to a rocky start with Roger. Bat looses their food so they must stop to fish. The trio spot the sheriff trailing them so they ambush him. The boss of the group decides to tie Bat to a tree beside a sack of fish heads for bear bait. Bat tricks them into leaving a canteen of water. They leave and a bear arrives. However, in Canada Bat provides the trio with bear steaks. Written by Anonymous

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12 November 1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: The Montana Rockies - October 12, 1885. A hunting party, a killer bear, and a murderer enter the life of Bat Masterson, one of the West's most famous guns. A man who became a legend in his own time.
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