Bat Masterson

NBC (ended 1961)




Episode Guide

    • Deadline
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      Lorna and Bat's ride a stagecoach which is robbed mid-way to Austin. The thieves only steal the horses, leaving the valuables behind. Meanwhile, Masterson discovers that Lorna holds valuable information for the governor that will free an innocent man who faces a firing squad. Bat then purchases a horse for the girl, only to confront more trouble after the outlaws return to prevent her from leaving.moreless
    • Sharpshooter
      Season 1 - Episode 18

      Harry Varden is the Palace Saloon owner, but gets into debt at Bat's casino. Rather than pay off his debts, Harry hires his trick sharpshooter Danny Dowling to kill Bat. However, Danny's wife finds out about the plan and convinces Bat to stop her husband without killing him... and Harry hires two more men to kill Bat and Danny.

    • Brunette Bombshell
      Brunette Bombshell
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      Against the wishes of Denver mayor, Morrison, Bat Masterson buys a gym, and the police show up the next day with an eviction notice. An angry Morrison then goes on a campaign to have the place shut down, while two town councilmen secretly plan to turn the place into a casino.moreless
    • Lottery of Death
      Lottery of Death
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      Bat wins half of a lottery ticket in a poker game which, when put with the other half, is worth a fortune. However, the man with the other half is found dead and his half of the ticket is missing.
    • Bat Trap
      Bat Trap
      Season 3 - Episode 3

      Bat accepts an offer to manage a shooting contest for Midas Creek. Council members warn Bat that there might be trouble waiting in the wings. Sure enough, the conniving Rance is infuriated when he cannot win by cheating. Bat will have to duel with the bully to restore peace to the town.

    • Man of Action
      Man of Action
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      Jess Hobart is an honest businessman who makes designer suits. Casino owner Larry Reed orders his goons to kidnap Hobart before he can organize the citizens of New Mexico to shut his place down. Unfortunately, the tailor is a friend of Bat Masterson, who coincidently comes to town to order some new suits.moreless
    • The Tumbleweed Wagon
      The Tumbleweed Wagon
      Season 1 - Episode 23

      A murder suspect escapes en route to trial after Bat has been employed to escort him. Learning that the suspect's girl friend was an accomplice to his flight, Bat takes her to Fort Smith where she is put on trial with the hope of luring her boy friend from his hiding place.

    • Jeopardy at Jackson Hole
      Jeopardy at Jackson Hole
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      Kate Gannon, who runs the stagecoach line, sends for Bat Masterson to help her. Someone has been killing all of the stagecoach drivers, including her father.
    • Double Showdown
      Double Showdown
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      In order to help out an old friend, Bat plays poker against a rival saloon owner. Winner take all!
    • Death by Decree
      Death by Decree
      Season 3 - Episode 12

      Eddie Moon passes away, and Bat finds out that his old gambling buddy Eddje has left him a casino at the reading of his will. He soon learns that his friend owed thousands of dollars on the casino's mortgage and an unforgiving marshal who owned the mortgage arranged for Eddie's death so he could sell out to the railroad coming through.

    • The Black Pearls
      The Black Pearls
      Season 1 - Episode 34

      A cunning plan conducted by Bat Masterson and the local law-enforcers sees the hero arrested and jailed for card-cheating in order that he befriends train robber Polk Otis. It is then Bat's job to gain the criminal's confidence in order that he betrays the location of some stolen jewels.

    • The Secret Is Death
      The Secret Is Death
      Season 1 - Episode 30

      Bat Masterson is employed as an undercover agent to snare a gang of crooks hiding under the guise of respectable businessmen. However, government agents suspect Bat of being part of the criminal gang he has been employed to infiltrate and when his boss dies, he finds himself left with no alibi.

    • Stage to Nowhere
      Stage to Nowhere
      Season 2 - Episode 27

      A gang rob a stagecoach coming to town that is filled with silver and gold. Bat is aboard the stage and can only watch, but sets out to track down the robbers... only to see the stage tracks disappear.

    • A Lesson in Violence
      A Lesson in Violence
      Season 3 - Episode 20

      Cattle rancher Orin Ditts wires Bat for help driving his cattle to Abilene. But when Bat arrives to get the cattle, he discovers that Orin is accused of burning down the land... and the local ranchers figure Bat is Orin's hired killer.

    • The Desert Ship
      The Desert Ship
      Season 1 - Episode 35

      Colonel Anders Dorn and his niece Elsa are convinced that the Colorado River holds the remains of a shipwrecked Spanish cruiser full of gold. Masterson doubts their story, and uncle and niece set off to find the fortune. Unfortunately, two outlaws over their conversation and secretly follow them. Bat soon organizes a search party in the desert after the Dorns fail to return home.

    • Last of the Night Raiders
      Last of the Night Raiders
      Season 3 - Episode 9

      Doolin and his thugs rob a bank, and Angie Pierce sees them do it. Angie calls in Bat for help, and he soon is forced to escape town with Angie and her son.

    • The Romany Knives
      The Romany Knives
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      Bat saves an old gypsy from certain death as her wagon heads for a cliff. As a reward, the elderly man gives the sheriff a set of knives, a map and a mysterious hat. He then asks Masterson to solve the puzzle and enjoy his riches. Things start to get complicated after the map leads to a cave where a beautiful girl named Leda claims that Masterson is her new master.moreless
    • The Death of Bat Masterson
      The Death of Bat Masterson
      Season 1 - Episode 29

      Bat heads to a rural mining town in order to collect his pay for a recently completed cattle drive. However, events take an unexpected twist for the hero after he discovers that his so-called widow has already withdrawn every last penny from his account, a grand total of $20,000.

    • Death by the Half Dozen
      Death by the Half Dozen
      Season 2 - Episode 17

      Six outlaws make plans to rob a stagecoach carrying Bat, the sheriff and his fiancée. Things go wrong, and the bandits abduct the girl after wounding the sheriff. Masterson and the lawman go after the thieves, but along the way, Bat finds himself alone in the mission when the sheriff passes out.

    • Cheyenne Club
      Cheyenne Club
      Season 1 - Episode 10

      John Conant sends for Bat to check up on his daughter's fiancé, Steven Haley. John has received reports that Steven has been cheating while playing poker at the Cheyenne Club.

    • River Boat
      River Boat
      Season 1 - Episode 19

      When a troupe of river pirates take over a paddle-boat, terrorizing and stealing from its passengers, little do they realize that one of their victims is Bat Masterson. Bat takes justice into his own hands, the only way he knows how, and sets about snaring the gang's insatiable leader with a cunning plan involving rare cheese.

    • The Big Gamble
      The Big Gamble
      Season 2 - Episode 35

      Bat Masterson heads off in search of a man that has inexplicably vanished while looking for the Lost Dutchman's Mine. He soon finds that the man is not the first victim to fall foul of the cursed mine which lies in a mountain range which is ominously named Superstition.

    • The Fatal Garment
      The Fatal Garment
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      Bat is hired as a bodyguard in an El Paso, TX casino, but a robbery that Bat can't prevent ultimately costs Wyatt Earp $13,000. Bat needs to work with the legendary lawman in order to solve the case, and he learns to work with the sheriff in order to get to the bottom of things.moreless
    • Murder Can be Dangerous
      Murder Can be Dangerous
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Shad, Bat's partner, has been stealing money from their casino to gamble in another town. Barmaid Ellie discovers the larceny and reports it to Masterson, who immediately dissolves the partnership. Afterwards, a resentful Shad makes plans get his casino back by hiring a hitman to get rid of his former partner.moreless
    • The Prescott Campaign
      The Prescott Campaign
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      Marshall Ben Holt, an old friend of Bat's, presses him into service when he tries to defuse a scheme put into action by a power-grabbing land baron looking to cause trouble. Loyalties become divided, however, when Bat realizes that perhaps his old friend isn't necessarily on the side of law and order.moreless
    • Bullwhacker's Bounty
      Bullwhacker's Bounty
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      Bat's courage is put to the test when a calvary escorting a necessary load of gunpowder through hostile Indian territory is wiped out. The only men available to continue the escort seem unreliable, and so, Bat steps away from the Cheyenne poker game he was going to attend. Bat's old friend Billy Willow asks Bat to escort the wagon train with the gunpowder.moreless
    • A Noose Fits Anybody
      A Noose Fits Anybody
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      After Ben Thompson is wounded saving Bat's life in a gunfight, he asks Bat for help in getting his younger brother Billy out of jail.
    • Run for Your Money
      Run for Your Money
      Season 3 - Episode 21

      Saloonkeeper Crimp Ward challenges a Denver bank owned by Bat to back up its gold certificates... while making sure that no gold deliveries can make it through.

    • A Grave Situation
      A Grave Situation
      Season 2 - Episode 31

      Bat's friend, businessman Hugh Blaine, decides to buy 2,000 head of cattle as an investment, but ends up buying a ranch from a shady realtor. Unfortunately, the land Blaine purchased already belonged to someone else. It's now up to Masterson to straighten out the situation before his friend takes matters into his own hands.

    • Lady Luck
      Lady Luck
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Bat takes a firm stand when two beautiful girls and their father are blackmailed. The scene of the activity is the Lady Luck, one of Sacramento's gayest gambling casinos.
    • One Bullet from Broken Bow
      One Bullet from Broken Bow
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      The Rafferty family has been killed and the Rafferty sisters kidnapped by Indians. Bat agrees to try to get the sisters back.
    • The Treasure of Worry Hill
      The Treasure of Worry Hill
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Three people have each inherited one-third of a map of from their uncle's estate. None of them trust the others so they hire Bat to guide them to the treasure and give the pieces of the map to him.
    • Three Bullets for Bat
      Three Bullets for Bat
      Season 2 - Episode 24

      Masterson gets captured! Jorge is involved in a shooting that Bat witnesses. The murderer's uncle contracts Dunning to convince Masterson that diamonds are buried in Mexico. The sheriff then takes flight and rides his horse to the border, only to fall into a trap that he must escape before the sun rises.

    • Wanted ... Alive, Please
      Wanted ... Alive, Please
      Season 2 - Episode 33

      Bat goes undercover as a cattle smuggler to find out who is illegally smuggling diseased cattle across the border from Mexico into Texas. The primary suspect is rancher Alec Hudson... who has an attractive daughter, Renee.

    • Debt of Honor
      Debt of Honor
      Season 3 - Episode 1

      Cactus Charlie finds gold buried at a nearby mine and heads to town to pay what he owes to Bat Masterson. After a night of gambling and showing off, Charlie disappears, and Eli Hall and his brother Gordon were the last ones seen with the old man. Bat soon discovers that the gold dust was stolen from a shipment and Charlie stumbled upon it, and must rescue his friend from the robbers.

    • The Lady Plays Her Hand
      The Lady Plays Her Hand
      Season 3 - Episode 13

      Easterner George Winston arrives from New York to play a high-stakes game at Bat's casino. He ends up breaking the bank, driving Winston out of business. However, Bat soon realizes that something is up when Winston's bodyguard, Bert Comers, calls all the shots and takes all the money from Winston. Bat follows them and discovers that Bert set up the whole thing... and had an inside man.

    • Law of the Land
      Law of the Land
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Mr. Cogswell claims eminent domain for his railroad company on land owned by farmers. It seems that someone has stolen the fences that mark the landowners' territory. Judge Howard Petrie takes the case and asks the local farmers to prove their claim on the land. Bat must find the culprit before Judge Petrie rules in Cogswell's favor.moreless
    • Bear Bait
      Bear Bait
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Bat is hired to guide a hunting party, but some of the people on the trip are wanted for murder and robbery back east.
    • A Time to Die
      A Time to Die
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Mr. Smith does not want his son to go to prison, and he'll do anything to keep the case from going to trial. The persistent father starts to threaten all the witness that saw his son murder an outlaw in cold blood. Things get complicated after Bat's name becomes next on the list to intimidate.moreless
    • Last Stop to Austin
      Last Stop to Austin
      Season 3 - Episode 10

      Kid Jimmy Fresh, an unrepentant outlaw raised by Indians, is on the run for numerous crimes. He runs into Bat, who believes that he's the son of a dead Army hero who fought off an Indian attack for three days. Bat takes him to Austin to get a pardon and ends up becoming Jimmy's parole officer. Along the way, Bat suspects that Jimmy may be playing him for a fool.

    • Election Day
      Election Day
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Bat has been hired on as trail boss for a cattle drive. They arrive in the town of Protection, Kansas and are told they must pay a special cattle toll before they can pass through. Bat refuses to pay and trouble follows.
    • Dynamite Blows Two Ways
      Dynamite Blows Two Ways
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Bat won some cattle in a poker game and attempts to drive them, along with some other ranchers in the area, into the stockyards. Along the way they run into Raoul Cummings, who tries to prevent them from reaching Cheyenne.
    • License to Cheat
      License to Cheat
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      Bat is in Mason City to set up the only honest poker game in town. Trouble starts when he refuses to join the Protective Gamblers' Association, which is controlled by the sheriff.
    • The Pied Piper of Dodge City
      The Pied Piper of Dodge City
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      The famous Peace Commission photograph - a treasure in the archives of western history - results from a unique adventure involving Bat, Luke Short, Charlie Baset, Wyatt Earp, Neal Brown, Bill Harris and Frank McLean.
    • Marked Deck
      Marked Deck
      Season 1 - Episode 21

      When Bat discovers that he has been cheated by the local sheriff, he decides to seek revenge for the injustice. Bat finds willing help in the form of Amelia and her brother William, two locals who have also become victims of the unsavory sheriff and his cheating ways.

    • Battle of the Pass
      Battle of the Pass
      Season 1 - Episode 20

      Bat decides to work for a competitor rather than bend to the wishes of a railroad builder's construction boss who refuses to pay an old debt.

    • The Elusive Baguette
      The Elusive Baguette
      Season 2 - Episode 34

      Masterson escorts rich socialite Lucy Carter when she hires him to protect her... and her very expensive diamonds. It's stolen anyway, and the sheriff consider Bat the prime suspect. However, Bat smells a rat when Lucy takes the theft with surprising aplomb.. and shows an interest in the insurance money.

    • Dakota Showdown
      Dakota Showdown
      Season 3 - Episode 8

      Jocko and Jeb Dakota arrive in town, and they aren't respecting the city's ordinances. An angry Sheriff Danny confronts the two outlaws, and Bat finds him dead the next morning. No one saw the killing, but the curious Masterson digs deeper, which pleases the town council who offer Bat a job as a lawman.

    • High Card Loses
      High Card Loses
      Season 3 - Episode 7

      Bat takes on an unusual chore to satisfy a backer. Mildred, Anna, and Eileen are three beautiful brides. The problem is, they are mail-order brides, and all three need help getting to their new husbands. It is up to Bat to deliver them safely when the backer is shot down.

    • Tempest at Tioga Pass
      Tempest at Tioga Pass
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      It's Bat Masterson, diplomat, at work when the Governor of California contacts him for help. There's an old miner who refuses to sell his land to allow a road to be built through a mountain pass and Bat has to determine how to best work with the miner - or with the governor - so that everyone wins.moreless
    • No Funeral for Thorn
      No Funeral for Thorn
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Bat finds himself trapped by friendship between the guns of two warring sons.
    • Who'll Bury My Violence?
      Who'll Bury My Violence?
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      In the history of American commerce, Bat is probably one of the first to take a firm stand for fair trade. Buying one of his famous bowlers at Sharon Stabler's store, he's outraged by the price. Reason for the exorbitant tab: Barney Kaster has a monopoly on riverboat cargo.
    • The Hunter
      The Hunter
      Season 3 - Episode 5

      An Englishman theorizes that when it comes to the draw, a gunslinger's best weapon is accuracy over speed or type of weapon or bullets used and puts it to the test by killing a local bad guy with a self-built pistol. Next, he decides to take the ultimate challenge against Bat Masterson, the greatest gunslinger in the West.

    • Double Trouble in Trinidad
      Double Trouble in Trinidad
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      The sheriff of Trinidad used Bat's name in order to get the job. When Bat hears about, it he goes to investigate.
    • The Court Martial of Major Mars
      The Court Martial of Major Mars
      Season 3 - Episode 15

      Three men who bear Major Liam Mars a grudge capture him at a stagecoach way station and accuse him of killing Indian non-combatants at Crazy Creek. They hold a private court-martial to find Mars guilty, and Bat is forced to defend Mars and save the major's life... and his own.

    • The Snare
      The Snare
      Season 2 - Episode 23

      Bat Masterson is honored to be asked to travel to a wedding in Yuma to give away the bride, but he arrives to find that the groom-to-be has been murdered. The Yaqui Kid is top of everyone's list of suspects and Bat joins the community to set about bringing him to justice.

    • A Personal Matter
      A Personal Matter
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Bat is ambushed and has everything stolen from him by Bailey Harper. Bat tells Harper that he will find him and take his things back but Harper claims that Bat will never find him. Bat sets out after him and his skill at tracking is put to the test.
    • The Reluctant Witness
      The Reluctant Witness
      Season 2 - Episode 25

      Bat Masterson receives a pleading telegram from a desperate Ellie Winters after she is wrongly accused of murder. Realizing that she has been framed for a crime that she didn't commit, Bat takes to searching for an absent witness. In the meantime, he asks Wyatt Earp to act as Ellie's counsel.

    • Sherman's March Through Dodge City
      Sherman's March Through Dodge City
      Season 1 - Episode 11

      Bat Masterson is given the job of guarding the safety of General Sherman in Dodge City upon his arrival to promote the President's re-election bid. Trouble is brewing in the form of no-good Texan cowboys who are suspected of wanting to assassinate the General and ruin the President's bid.

    • Wanted ... Dead
      Wanted ... Dead
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      In a determined stand on the side of justice, Bat puts himself between a trigger-happy sheriff and a reformed gunman who is involved in a recent killing.
    • Dead Men Don't Pay Debts
      Dead Men Don't Pay Debts
      Season 2 - Episode 7

      Bat calls a halt to a deadly gun-shooting feud between the Clements and the Bassetts. Bat claims the right to interfere because of money owned him by the Bassetts.

    • Flume to the Mother Lode
      Flume to the Mother Lode
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      In order to carry on as a gold miner, Bat becomes party to a timber war.
    • The Rage of Princess Anne
      The Rage of Princess Anne
      Season 3 - Episode 4

      Bat owns a 15% share in a Colorado mine, and is checking it out when a mine explosion in an unsafe shaft kills a man. The general manager, Augustus Ulbrecht, isn't interested in his opinion so Bat tries to buy up enough shares to oust him... starting with Ann Eaton, the daughter of the mine's owner. Unfortunately, Bat doesn't know that Ann is in on it with Augustus up to her pretty neck, and they set up Bat to die in a mine explosion.

    • Terror on the Trinity
      Terror on the Trinity
      Season 3 - Episode 22

      When Bat enters a lottery, Lady Luck certainly seems to be on his side. He manages to score a mining claim that could change his fortune. However, when Bat sets out to find gold on his new mining claim, he discovers that he has an ominous new enemy.

    • Dude's Folly
      Dude's Folly
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Bat helps a brother and sister who have inherited a hardware store from their father. Joe Quince wants the store and if the two siblings won't sell it to him, he says he will run them out of town and take it.
    • Promised Land
      Promised Land
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      Bat gets kidnapped and taken to a town called "Promised Land", a community made up of criminals. They want Bat to run their town bank because they don't trust each other with that much money under one roof.
    • A Picture of Death
      A Picture of Death
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Bat is intrigued by the ancient and honorable question: Are all four of a trotting horse's feet off the ground at the same time?
    • Pigeon and Hawk
      Pigeon and Hawk
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Empire builder Bat becomes involved in a "coup" involving a valuable black mining stock on the Denver market.
    • Come out Fighting
      Come out Fighting
      Season 2 - Episode 26

      Bat is stranded in Headstone, TX, when Judge Brody, running for re-election, delays him from meeting his train. Brody then frames Bat for a robbery so he can help him deal with his crooked opponent, Largo Morgan. To help the judge and profit from the gambling concession, Bat suggests that Brody hold a free prizefight to outdo Morgan. When Brody agrees, all Bat has to do is convince a prizefighter and his manager-wife to agree.

    • Masterson's Arcadia Club
      Masterson's Arcadia Club
      Season 2 - Episode 29

      Bat Masterson's Arcadia Club casino has earned the respect from the people in Texas because of its friendly atmosphere and honest gaming. However, when Bat runs into some trailhands, they accuse him of cheating them at an Arcadia Club in Liberal, KS. Bat convinces them to let him investigate undercover and discover who is using his good name to rip people off.

    • A Matter of Honor
      A Matter of Honor
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      Bat is looking to build a casino in a boomtown, but as can be expected, the lawman/gambler runs into some trouble when he encounters an unskilled robber. An Austrian nobleman has been scammed by a crooked roulette table runner and he wants justice. Naturally, Bat becomes the go-to man to help him out.moreless
    • The Price Of Paradise
      The Price Of Paradise
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      Bat visits Paradise, Colorado to collect a $6,000 gambling debt from a casino operator who has filled the town with hired hands that are quick on the draw. Bat's only solution is to take the place of the former tax assessor.
    • No Amnesty for Death
      No Amnesty for Death
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      Bat manages to save a trio of men from the gallows courtesy of a pardon signed by the Governor of New Mexico and the President of the United States. The pardon also excuses those who participated in the Lincoln County War from any criminal wrongdoing. The men, however, return to their criminal pasts all too quickly, and Bat has to try and round them up.moreless
    • Meeting at Mimbres
      Meeting at Mimbres
      Season 3 - Episode 27

      The Army hires Bat to look into the abduction of Shoshone women by the Arapaho. When Bat arrives in Mimbres, he discovers that the one witness that could confirm the local Crail gang are responsible is dead, so he recruits a local doctor to help him convince the Crails that the witness is alive and can implicate them.

    • Two Graves for Swan Valley
      Two Graves for Swan Valley
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Bat is told to leave Swan Valley by Sgt. Foley, but Bat has become interested in Molly Doyle. Hot tempered Sgt. Foley claims she is his girl and is determined to get rid of Bat.
    • Gold is Where You Steal It
      Gold is Where You Steal It
      Season 2 - Episode 32

      Bat Masterson finds himself on a very hot poker streak and the following day banks his winnings. However, a band of Mexican outlaws have different ideas and clear the safe of everything that it holds leading to Bat tracking down the bandits to get back what is rightfully his, along with the bank's gold.

    • Ledger of Guilt
      Ledger of Guilt
      Season 3 - Episode 26

      Bat interrupts his poker game to come to the aid of a beautiful woman on the run from three outlaws. In the subsequent shootout, Bat's friend Elmer is killed and the woman disappears... and then shows up later at Bat's hotel room.

    • Shakedown at St. Joe
      Shakedown at St. Joe
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Is Bat going to the local opera house at St. Joe, Missouri, because he's a music lover, or because of his ex-girlfriend Dora Miller?
    • Death and Taxes
      Death and Taxes
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Sheriff Tim Lockhart asks Bat to help him collect the county taxes. They learn that some people are evading tax assessment by shipping their assets out of the county.
    • Blood on the Money
      Blood on the Money
      Season 2 - Episode 36

      Following the death of his casino-business partner, Bat Masterson upholds a promise to deliver his late friend's share of money to his brother at the border of Mexico. However, all may not be what it seems when Bat discovers that the brother may actually be the leader of a criminal gang.

    • Farmer with a Badge
      Farmer with a Badge
      Season 3 - Episode 32

      A couple of outlaws ambush Bat in the desert and leave him to die. Completely abandoned and without resources to survive, a young newly-appointed marshal, farmer Sam Phelps, rescues Bat from certain death. When Sam realizes that he's in over his head, the gambler resolves to help the young man become a better peacekeeper.

    • The Fourth Man
      The Fourth Man
      Season 3 - Episode 29

      Red Mitchell is shot and killed in a saloon while playing poker with a crooked rancher, Ace Williams. His friend Bat investigates the crime but Sheriff Zeke Armitage, an old acquaintance that Ace is paying off, orders Bat to drop it. Zeke's caught in the middle when Ace orders him to dispose of Bat legally and threatens Zeke's wife Cally.

    • Episode in Eden
      Episode in Eden
      Season 3 - Episode 23

      While traveling across the desert, Bat stops in the town of Eden. A local thug is put on trial for murder because his boss plans to make sure he's found innocent and can't be found guilty by the territorial court. Bat ends up chosen as the prosecutor and decides to make a sure a fair trial occurs.

    • Six Feet of Gold
      Six Feet of Gold
      Season 2 - Episode 20

      Bat Masterson comes across a con-woman who had previously stole from him $2,000. He brokers a deal with her whereby he receives a piece of land and in return doesn't turn her over to the law. However, Bat finds himself on the receiving end of her lies once more when she takes umbrage to the fact that the land houses buried gold.

    • Welcome to Paradise
      Welcome to Paradise
      Season 2 - Episode 30

      Taking a break in order to allow the horses of his stagecoach to quench their thirst, Bat Masterson is inexplicably arrested for the possession of firearms and receives a hefty fine. Bat discovers that the local town is headed by a corrupt judge and tries to urge its citizens to rise and overthrow the villainous official.

    • Incident in Leadville
      Incident in Leadville
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      A newspaper reporter has written an article about Bat describing him as a notorious gunman. When Bat reads it he decides he need to talk to the reporter, a woman name Jo Hart.
    • The Marble Slab
      The Marble Slab
      Season 3 - Episode 31

      Bat Masterson is hired by the Pinkerton Detective Agency in order to entrap a villainous gang arrested for terrorizing a local, peaceful community. Going undercover, our hero takes the guise of a marble salesman and convinces the criminals' leader a statue is to be erected in the town to honor him.

    • Bat Plays a Dead Man's Hand
      Bat Plays a Dead Man's Hand
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Bat turns lawyer to fight the tyrannical rule of Phil Hood. Hood uses the law to his own ends, stifling the freedom and life of the town.
    • Incident at Fort Bowie
      Incident at Fort Bowie
      Season 2 - Episode 28

      Bat Masterson is contracted to bring a group of horses at Fort Bowie, but things soon take a turn for the worse. After the horses are stolen and the thieves kill four of the wranglers and injure Bat's friend Billy Willow, Bat undertakes a quest to bring to justice the band of villains responsible.

    • Cattle and Canes
      Cattle and Canes
      Season 2 - Episode 21

      When Jane Taylor sends Bat Masterson a relic from their past together, Bat instantly worries that something is amiss. He hurries to Jane's ranch to see if he can offer any help. What Bat discovers is a battle between locals, forcing Bat to choose sides and make some difficult decisions.

    • Deadly Diamonds
      Deadly Diamonds
      Season 2 - Episode 18

      Bat looks up Ellie Winters, an old friend, and discovers that she is representing a diamond mine investment group that is as phoney as the quartz they are telling the investors are diamonds.

    • Dagger Dance (aka - Valley of Death)

      The ambitious Major Whitsett plans to run for office in Colorado Territory, but his superior, Colonel Downey, knows he isn't qualified. Whitsett sets Downey up to be killed in an Indian ambush but Bat comes across the scheme and sets out to bring Whitsett down.

    • Stampede at Tent City
      Stampede at Tent City
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      An old girlfriend of Bat's is planning to get married but the man she is in love with as been accused of shooting a man in the back. She sends for Bat to help.
    • Mr. Fourpaws
      Mr. Fourpaws
      Season 2 - Episode 19

      Brad works in the city's only bank where there have been a series of inside job robberies. The sheriff notices that a strange dog with a talent for finding money with its nose has been hanging around town. Masterson soon finds the dog's owner, who turns out to be a wanted criminal.

    • End of the Line
      End of the Line
      Season 3 - Episode 17

      Bat has landed a lucrative contract to supervise the construction of the rail line through the mountains. Only after an Indian raid, storms, the loss of much needed equipment to a road collapse, and his arrest for murder, it looks like the project is doomed.

    • The Inner Circle
      The Inner Circle
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Equal rights for all is Bat's motto in his fight against the Inner Circle. The all-male Inner Circle is determined to keep the women from voting.
    • The Disappearance of Bat Masterson
      The Disappearance of Bat Masterson
      Season 2 - Episode 22

      Bat confronts a dangerous bank robber and suddenly finds himself looking down the barrel of a gun, unarmed. It seems that Landry hired a magician to steal the lawman's gun beforehand. The remorseful magician soon joins forces with Bat to recover the stolen cash by creating a grand illusion for the thieves.

    • Buffalo Kill
      Buffalo Kill
      Season 1 - Episode 37

      Bat takes on a job leading a team of buffalo hunters. To do his job well, he will have to peacefully navigate Native American territory. However, Bat runs into trouble when a young Native American man turns up dead. Bat has to clear his good name and make peace.

    • Barbary Castle
      Barbary Castle
      Season 2 - Episode 37

      This episode sees Bat Masterson dragged into a bitter dispute involving an old captain of the sea. The man has ferried his Scottish castle to San Francisco with the intention of rebuilding it, perfectly replicated from its original, but instead finds himself served with a restraining order to prevent the construction.

    • The Canvas and the Cane
      The Canvas and the Cane
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Bat becomes interested in a painting purchased by his friend Teresa Renault. There is some question as to the authenticity of the picture, and Bat stakes a large sum on his conviction that it's the real thing.
    • Garrison Finish
      Garrison Finish
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      It's Bluegrass thoroughbred versus Western quarterhorse when Gen. Moran wagers a railroad that his Bluegrass racer can beat Col. Pierce's mount.
    • Trail Pirate
      Trail Pirate
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Wagon train after wagon train has been destroyed and scavenged by trail pirates. Bat's friend, Salome, asks for help but before Bat arrives his friend is killed. Bat decides to find out what happened and get revenge for his friend.
    • The Good and the Bad
      The Good and the Bad
      Season 3 - Episode 24

      When an outlaw, Charley Boy, takes a stagecoach passenger's Medal of Honor that belonged to her dead husband, Bat rides out after Charley Boy, who takes refuge in a convent after convincing the mother superior that Bat killed his father.

    • The Fighter (A.K.A. - Table Stakes)
      Bat arrives in Silverton, Colorado and gets involved with a crooked fight promoter. He saves the day for a young bareknuckle fighter.
    • To the Manner Born
      To the Manner Born
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Bat Masterson is sent for by Mrs. Dwight Chancellor for help with her daughter. Her daughter, Abby, has gotten involved with a cousin with less than an honorable reputation.
    • The Conspiracy (Part 1)
      The Conspiracy (Part 1)
      Season 1 - Episode 32

      Lynn Harrison contacts Bat and explains that she's the niece of John Surratt, a Confederate spy who supposedly plotted to kill Abraham Lincoln. Upon, further investigation, Bat discovers that Dana may have some alternative motives for visiting Texas.

    • Dead Man's Claim
      Dead Man's Claim
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      Monument City used to be a ghost town, but miners have found a new silver strike there. Bat decides to return to his old claim to try his luck and make his fortune. When he finds two trigger happy squatters on his claim, he gets more than he bargained for.
    • The Conspiracy (Part 2)
      The Conspiracy (Part 2)
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      Bat has discovered that John Watson, a bartender, posed as another man in order to sell a scandal-ridden story to a newspaper. After the discovery, Bat finds Watson dead and realizes that his own life is in danger.
    • The Romay Knives
      The Romay Knives
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      After Bat rescues an old gypsy from a brutal rancher, the old man offers him many valuable gifts, including a beautiful girl.
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