Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

High Card Loses 

After a bank robbery Bat finds himself broke so he accepts an offer from a friend for a job. When his friend is murdered, Bat agrees to undertake his unfinished business - delivering three mail-order brides to their new husbands.


Alan Crosland Jr.


Richard O'Connor (book), Gene Levitt


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Joan O'Brien ... Eileen McDermott
Paul Fierro Paul Fierro ... Jose Tomas Reilly
Jean Blake Fleming Jean Blake Fleming ... Mildred Vaughn (as Jean Blake)
Marshall Reed ... Romer
Francis McDonald ... Winkler (as Francis J. McDonald)
Donald Douglas Donald Douglas ... Bank Manager (as Don Douglas)
Leatrice Leigh Leatrice Leigh ... Anna Calder
Ray Ballard Ray Ballard ... Clerk


Bat hits it big in a table stakes game in Las Cruces, New Mexico in the 1880s. With a hat full of winnings he leaves for the bank to make a big deposit as it closes. After he leaves two men watching Bat knock on the bank to make a big withdrawal - all the cash. Against the wishes of the leader Jose Tomas Reilly his partner Romer makes sure the two men in the bank are both killed. With no clues to go on the money is not recovered and Bat is broke. The old timer Winkler knowing Bat's reputation makes him an offer. A stake to play poker for promising to help Winkler deliver a valuable cargo to the mining camp Double Creek to which Bat agrees. After winning again Bat delivers on his promise. The cargo turns out to be three mail order brides. Overhearing Winkler and Bat, Reilly and Romer who are Comancheros decide to take the "cargo" hostage for a $5000 ransom each. Romer against Reilly's orders kills Winkler leaving Bat to take them on to Double Creek. Bat finds handling the two ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 November 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Your wagon inside?
Winkler: Yeah, I gotta keep it locked up. Like I told you, I'm carryin' a mighty valuable cargo.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Everybody's going to Double Creek to get rich and you're bringing riches to Double Creek. Maybe I oughta have a peek at what I'm going to guard.
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