Bat Masterson - Season 2

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  • Barbary Castle
    Barbary Castle
    Episode 37
    6/30/60
    7.9

    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.

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  • Blood on the Money
    Blood on the Money
    Episode 36
    6/23/60
    8.4

    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.

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  • The Big Gamble
    The Big Gamble
    Episode 35
    6/16/60
    9.0

    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 Elusive Baguette
    6/2/60
    8.6

    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.

  • Wanted ... Alive, Please
    5/26/60
    8.9

    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.

  • Gold is Where You Steal It
    5/19/60
    8.8

    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.

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  • A Grave Situation
    A Grave Situation
    Episode 31
    5/12/60
    9.0

    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.

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  • Welcome to Paradise
    Welcome to Paradise
    Episode 30
    5/5/60
    8.3

    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.

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  • Masterson's Arcadia Club
    4/28/60
    8.5

    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.

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  • Incident at Fort Bowie
    4/21/60
    8.0

    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.

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  • Stage to Nowhere
    Stage to Nowhere
    Episode 27
    4/14/60
    9.1

    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.

  • Come out Fighting
    Come out Fighting
    Episode 26
    4/7/60
    8.6

    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.

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  • The Reluctant Witness
    3/31/60
    8.5

    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.

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  • Three Bullets for Bat
    3/24/60
    8.7

    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.

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  • The Snare
    The Snare
    Episode 23
    3/17/60
    8.4

    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.

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  • The Disappearance of Bat Masterson
    3/10/60
    7.8

    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.

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  • Cattle and Canes
    Cattle and Canes
    Episode 21
    3/3/60
    8.2

    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.

  • Six Feet of Gold
    Six Feet of Gold
    Episode 20
    2/25/60
    8.0

    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.

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  • Mr. Fourpaws
    Mr. Fourpaws
    Episode 19
    2/18/60
    8.0

    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.

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  • Deadly Diamonds
    Deadly Diamonds
    Episode 18
    2/11/60
    8.0

    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.

  • Death by the Half Dozen
    2/4/60
    9.0

    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.

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  • Flume to the Mother Lode
    1/28/60
    8.7
    In order to carry on as a gold miner, Bat becomes party to a timber war.
  • Pigeon and Hawk
    Pigeon and Hawk
    Episode 15
    1/21/60
    8.5
    Empire builder Bat becomes involved in a "coup" involving a valuable black mining stock on the Denver market.
  • A Picture of Death
    A Picture of Death
    Episode 14
    1/14/60
    8.4
    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?
  • The Pied Piper of Dodge City
    1/7/60
    9.0
    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.
  • The Inner Circle
    The Inner Circle
    Episode 12
    12/31/59
    8.2
    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 Canvas and the Cane
    12/17/59
    8.0
    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
    Episode 10
    12/10/59
    8.1
    It's Bluegrass thoroughbred versus Western quarterhorse when Gen. Moran wagers a railroad that his Bluegrass racer can beat Col. Pierce's mount.
  • Bat Plays a Dead Man's Hand
    12/3/59
    8.2
    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.
  • Death and Taxes
    Death and Taxes
    Episode 8
    11/26/59
    8.4
    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.
  • Dead Men Don't Pay Debts
    11/19/59
    8.5

    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.

  • Who'll Bury My Violence?
    11/12/59
    8.7
    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.
  • Lady Luck
    Lady Luck
    Episode 5
    11/5/59
    8.8
    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.
  • Shakedown at St. Joe
    10/29/59
    8.5
    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?
  • No Funeral for Thorn
    10/22/59
    8.7
    Bat finds himself trapped by friendship between the guns of two warring sons.
  • Wanted ... Dead
    Wanted ... Dead
    Episode 2
    10/15/59
    9.1
    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.
  • To the Manner Born
    To the Manner Born
    Episode 1
    10/1/59
    7.1
    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.
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