Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

Man of Action 

Bat follows his favorite tailor to a New Mexico town to order custom made suits. Bat's order is put on hold when the crooked casino owner orders the tailor, a town-leader, kidnapped before he can organize a town counsel to fight his gang.


Alan Crosland Jr.


Richard O'Connor (book), Gene Levitt


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Harold J. Stone ... Jess Hobart
Joan Elan ... Deborah Jenkins
Gavin Muir ... Oliver Jenkins
Mickey Simpson Mickey Simpson ... Jim the Blacksmith
Mike Ragan ... 'Tip-Toe' Mallory
Terry Frost ... Townsman with Black Mustache
George Barrows ... Stocky Henchman
Val Benedict Val Benedict ... Henchman #1
Larry Darr Larry Darr ... Henchman at Gate


In the Spring of 1881 Bat rides from Denver, Colorado to Junction in the New Mexico Territory following Oliver Jenkins a tailor. Bat has received new cloth from Europe he wants Jenkins to craft into a suit. Jenkins tells Bat he will have to wait until tomorrow as Jenkins is organizing a local government to bring law and order to Junction. As Jenkins walks to the meeting he is kidnapped. Bat after leaving the tailor shop stumbles into a meeting at the blacksmith shop of people discussing the missing Jenkins. He finds that Jenkins handles all the paperwork for people in town but Jess Hobart who owns the saloon is in control. Bat visits Hobart at his saloon turning down Hobart's offer while sizing up his henchman Tip-toe. That night Jenkins's daughter asks Bat at gunpoint to leave town followed by a similar offer by Tip-toe. The next morning Bat rides out of town but Tip-toe finds an unwanted passenger in his wagon taking supplies to Jenkins and his captors. There Bat attempts a rescue ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

22 April 1959 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ZIV Television Programs See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


[Bat believes that Hobart and his henchmen have kidnapped Oliver Jenkins]
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Health!
Jess Hobart: Yours or mine?
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Oliver Jenkins'.
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