Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

Ledger of Guilt 

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Bat rescues a woman from three men trying to grab her and her carpet bag. The woman tells Bat she and her father were the prisoners of a gang of outlaws who rode with Jesse James and she has the evidence to prove it.


William Conrad


Richard O'Connor (book), Frank Grenville (as Frank Granville)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Jean Allison ... Lorna Stevens
Jack Hogan Jack Hogan ... Marshal Johnny Dillon
Barry Kelley ... Frank Williams (as Barry Kelly)
Don Wilbanks ... Leith Windsor
True Ellison True Ellison ... Honey Evans (as Trudy Ellison)
James Nusser James Nusser ... Elmer (as Jim Nusser)
Bob Hoy ... Hyde Pierce


Bat is gambling in the high mountains of Meeker, Colorado when he spots a woman in distress looking in the window. Bat leaves the game to go outside to investigate. He rounds the corner of a building finding her but it draws the gunfire of three men riding into town. The woman disappears in the confusion. In the trading of gunfire one shot goes through a window hitting the drunk Elmer who dies as Bat holds him. Bat reports the shooting to Marshal Johnny Dillon who has already been asking questions. Bat returns to his hotel room which has evidence of being broken into. Bat finds it empty but the woman appears at his door looking for help. She says her and her invalid father were held captive by outlaws who worked with Jesse James. She has a ledger showing the dates the outlaws left. Bat has the Marshal obtain another hotel room for her while they tackle the outlaws lead by Frank Williams and Leith Windsor. They and their gang are scouring the town looking for the woman Lorna Stevens. ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

6 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Marshal Johnny Dillon: I understand you left this over at the saloon so Elmer could have a decent funeral.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: It was his winnings. After all, I...
Marshal Johnny Dillon: That's very interesting. Far as I know, Elmer never had a nickle so he could sit in on a game. You must have been a real good friend of his.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Fact is, we never met before, Marshal.
Marshal Johnny Dillon: He did have a good friend.
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