CTVA Western - "Bat Masterson" (ZIV/NBC) Season 1 (1958-59)

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Starring Gene Barry
Season 1 (NBC) (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Louis H. Allgood, Sal Crisanti
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


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NBC Wednesdays 9:30 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Bat Masterson: DOUBLE SHOWDOWN (1958.10.08)
Written by Gene Levitt
Directed by Walter Doniger
Robert Middleton .............. Big Keel Roberts
Jean Willes ................... Lucy Slater
Elisha Cook, Jr. .............. Pete Sheeley
Adele Mara .................... Maria
King Donovan .................. Shorty Keenan
Charles Maxwell ............... Ed Caulder
K.L. Smith .................... Chuck
William Vaughn ................ Nelson
Gambler and saloon-keeper Big Keel Roberts owns a lively, lucrative Arizona
town. Bat comes to town on behalf of a friend who Big Keel is crushing.
This story - a matter of historic legend from the 1870's with two
different endings - is shown with both conclusions.

1.02 [--] Bat Masterson: TWO GRAVES FOR SWAN VALLEY (1958.10.15)
Written by Andrew White
Directed by Walter Doniger
Broderick Crawford ............ Ben Thompson
Murvyn Vye .................... Big Ed Bacon
Bill Henry .................... Griff Hanley
Marcia Henderson .............. Molly Doyle
Patrick McVey ................. Angus McLarnin
Tough, hot-tempered Sgt. Foley orders Bat out of Swan Valley - Bat has
become interested in Foley's girl Molly Doyle.

1.03 [--] Bat Masterson: DYNAMITE BLOWS TWO WAYS (1958.10.22)
Written by Gene Levitt
Directed by Bernard Girard
Reed Hadley ................... Raoul Cummings
Susan Cummings ................ Valorie Mitchell
Tyler McVey ................... Thompson
Tom McKee ..................... Swede
Jeff DeBenning ................ Horton
Sometimes-cattleman Bat wins a herd in a poker game. Ruthless rancher
Raoul Cummings blocks his route to the Cheyenne stockyards.

1.4 [--] Bat Masterson: STAMPEDE AT TENT CITY
29-Oct-1958

Bat Masterson - 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Written by David Friedkin and Mort Fine
Directed by David Friedkin
William Conrad ................ Clark Benson
James Best .................... Joe Best
Joan Marshall ................. Laura Hopkins
Troy Melton ................... Wrangler
Laura Hopkins calls Bat for help. She and others are herding horses and breaking them for sale to the army.
When turmoil leads to gunfire, the  inevitable happens - a stampede of wild horses.

1.5 [--] Bat Masterson: THE FIGHTER
5-Nov-1958

Bat Masterson - The Fighter - 1 of 3  -  2 of 3  -  3 of 3
Written by Turnley Walker
Directed by Eddie Davis
Marie Windsor ................. Polly Landers
Robert Wilke .................. Bull Kirby
Patrick Waltz ................. Jim Bemis
Ray Kellogg ................... Brock
Sportsman Bat admires a promising young boxer. Bat entices the manager
into a poker game and wins the fighter's contract.

1.06 [--] Bat Masterson: BEAR BAIT (1958.11.12)
Written by Andrew White
Directed by Bernard Girard
James Westerfield ............. Sharpley Howell
Patricia Donahue .............. Joyce
Milton Frome .................. Sheriff Clark
Bobby Hall .................... Roger
Wayne Burson .................. U.S. MArshal
Acting as guide, Bat takes on a party bent on hunting bear. As the expedition moves forward,
Bat reassess that three of his companions are  fugitives from murder and robbery charges in other states.

1.07 [--] Bat Masterson: A NOOSE FITS ANYBODY (1958.11.19)
Written by John Elliott
Directed by Eddie Davis
Murvyn Vye .................... Bid Ed Bacon
Bill Henry .................... Griff Hanley
Gary Vinson ................... Billy Thompson
Ernestine Clarke .............. Lola Faire
Robert Swan ................... Ben Thompson
Jack Wagner ................... Deputy
Les Hellman ................... Ray Clinton
Max Palmer .................... 1st Bartender
George C. Jones ............... 2nd Bartender
George Offerman ............... Dealer
Billy Nelson .................. Ringmaster
Clayton Behee ................. Aerial Act
Jack Bray ..................... Aerial Act
The smartest deck-hand (card deck, that is) in the West - Bat Masterson -
is about to be gunned down during a game when trigger-happy Ben Thompson saves his life.

1.08 [--] Bat Masterson: DUDE'S FOLLY (1958.11.26)
Written by Donald Brinkley
Directed by Otto Lang
Leo Gordon .................... Joe Quinch
Nancy Hadley .................. Jan Larkin
Joe Turkel .................... Woody Larkin
Allison Hayes ................. Ellie Winters
Jack Reitzen .................. Packy
Joe Quince tries running Jan and Woody Larkin out of town because he wants the store they inherited
from their father.  In the midst of this danger,  Bat agrees to teach Woody how to handle a gun.

1.09 [--] Bat Masterson: THE TREASURE OF WORRY HILL (1958.12.03)
Written by Gene Levitt
Directed by John Rich
Audrey Dalton ................. Abigail Feather
Ross Martin ................... Caulder Larson
Harvey Stephens ............... Issac Parker
Bob Anderson .................. Richard Woodman
Ken Drake ..................... Burdette
Prospector Bat seeks a reputedly fabulous cache.

1.10 [--] Bat Masterson: CHEYENNE CLUB (1958.12.17)
Written by D.D. Beauchamp
Directed by Walter Doniger
Karl Swenson .................. Pate
Dean Harens ................... Steven Haley
William Tannen ................ John Conant
Louise Fletcher ............... Sarah Lou
Olan Soule .................... Bartender
John Close .................... Homesteader
Frank Warren .................. Marshal
Bill Catching ................. Kansas
Lenny Geer .................... Woody
Joe Ferrente .................. Trent
Influential John Conant calls Bat to Cheyenne. The most adept card player of the frontier,
Bat is able to test the rumors  that Steve Haley (Conant's daughter's fiancee) is a poker cheat.

1.11 [--] Bat Masterson: SHERMAN'S MARCH THROUGH DODGE CITY (1958.12.24)
Written by Maurice Tombragel
Directed by Eddie Davis
John Gallaudet ................ Gen. Sherman
Robert J. Stevenson ........... Luke
Michael Whalen ................ Marshal
William Joyce
Harvey B. Dunn
Joe Hamilton .................. President Hayes
Phyllis Coghlan
Bat mixes in politics when President Rutherford B. Hayes and Gen. William
Tecumseh Sherman, the scourge of Atlanta, come to Dodge City on a campaign tour.

1.12 [--] Bat Masterson: TRAIL PIRATE (1958.12.31)
Written by W. Root and W. Douglas
Directed by Bernard Girard
Gloria Talbott ................ Ellen Parish
Barry Atwater ................. Egan
James Bannon .................. Sheriff
Howard Wright ................. Trail Outfitter
Hank Patterson ................ Prospector
Charles MacDonald HEard ....... Vail
Kenneth Alton ................. Hyde
Frank Watkins ................. Man
Between the scorching desert and ruthless trail pirates, wagon train after wagon train are destroyed.
The unique method the pirates use to lure the  wagons astray puts Bat on the track of a monstrous conspiracy.

1.13 [--] Bat Masterson: DOUBLE TROUBLE IN TRINIDAD (1959.01.07)
Written by Constance Smith
Directed by Monte Pittman
Lance Fuller .................. Mornsby
Yvette Vickers ................ Jessie Simmons
Dick Reeves ................... George Swift
Richard Bakalyan .............. Sam Teller
Johnny Silver ................. Drummer
Harry Clexx ................... Hotel Clerk
John Falvo .................... Joe
David Tyrrell ................. Gant Keely
John Baxter ................... Lead Guard
Charles Seel .................. Barkeep
Robert Lynn ................... Transfer Clerk
Learning that a man is impersonating him in the town of Trinidad, Bat proceeds to imitate his imitator.

1.14 [--] Bat Masterson: ELECTION DAY (1959.01.14)
Written by Turnley Walker
Directed by Monroe Askins
Peter Hansen .................. Teddy Wright
Dan Sheridan .................. Joe Rankin
Kasey Rogers .................. Kitty Meadows
Gene Roth ..................... Oliver Hinton
Vance Skarstedt ............... Sheriff
Ken Christy ................... Morgan
Trail boss Bat runs afoul of an illegal toll as he leads a drive to the trail head.

1.15 [--] Bat Masterson: ONE BULLET FROM BROKEN BOW (1959.01.21)
Written by Andrew White
Directed by Allen Miner
H.M. Wynant ................... Stone Calf
Joan O'Brien .................. Dolores Clark
Donna Martell ................. Barbara Rafferty
Susan Whitney ................. Lori Rafferty
Charles Maxwell ............... Gen. Phil Sheridan
Bob Shield .................... Capt. Dayton
At the request of Gen. Phil Sheridan, heroic Bat challenges renegade Chief Stone Calf.
 Purpose of the challenge: rescue the Rafferty sisters from  Stone Calf's war party which kidnapped them.

1.16 [--] Bat Masterson: A PERSONAL MATTER (1959.01.28)
Written by Francis Van Hartesvelt
Directed by Eddie Davis
Alan Hale, Jr. ................ Bailey Harper
Peggy Knudsen ................. Louisa Carey
Raymond Hatton ................ Adam Fairbanks
Don Eitner .................... Stage Driver
Robert Lynn ................... Inn Clerk
Dennis Moore .................. Tim Clovis
Tom London .................... Sheriff
Pierce Lyden .................. Blacksmith
Outlaw Bailey Harper says Bat will never find him. After Harper steals
Bat's gun, money, and horse, Bat tests his skill at trailing fugitives.

1.17 [--] Bat Masterson: LICENSE TO CHEAT (1959.02.04)
Written by George Slavin
Directed by Jesse Hibbs
Douglas Kennedy ............... Jeb Crater
Allison Hayes ................. Ellie Winters
William Phipps ................ Ken Wills
Brett King .................... Hub Elliott
James Winslow ................. Stan Larson
Frank Scannell ................ Sandy
Jean Paul King ................ Curly
Moody Blanchard ............... Red
Joel Riordan .................. Chuck
Andy Albin .................... Eddie
The sheriff of Mason City insists that Bat join the Protective Gamblers' Association.
The group seems unsavory to Bat - he refuses and is thrown behind bars by the sheriff.

1.18 [--] Bat Masterson: SHARPSHOOTER (1959.02.11)
Written by Maurice Tombragel
Directed by John Rich
Conrad Nagel .................. Harry Varden
Lisa Gaye ..................... Lori Dowling
Paul Dubov .................... Danny Dowling
Harry Fleer ................... Darby Cole
Anne Dore ..................... Jezebel
Bat, frequent target of gunfighters, falls into the sights of Harry Varden's trigger man because
 Varden, saloonkeeper in Dodge City, fears that Bart plans to relieve him of some property.

1.19 [--] Bat Masterson: RIVER BOAT (1959.02.18)
Jacques Aubuchon .............. King Henry
Patricia Powell ............... Nora
Walter Barnes ................. Paulson
Clark Howat ................... Murdock
Brett Halsey .................. Kyle
Bob Jellison .................. Mr. Perry
Bat is relieved of $10,000 in a daring riverboat holdup.

1.20 [--] Bat Masterson: BATTLE OF THE PASS
25Feb59 NBC Wed
Directed By Alan Crosland,Jr. [SC]
Written By Don Brinkley [SC]
Guest Cast:
Wayne Morris .................. Mace Pomeroy
Will Wright ................... Billy Willow
Roy Engel ..................... Maloney
Emile Meyer ................... Gen. Moran
Leo Needham ................... Bartender
Synopsis:
Bat commands one of the forces in a railroad war. Mace Pomeroy, frantically
attempting to beat General Moran in laying tracks through a canyon, offers
Bat a small fortune to help fight Moran. Bat, however, decides for Moran
and ends up in a historic gang fight in the wilds of the canyon country.

1.21 [--] Bat Masterson: MARKED DECK (1959.03.11)
Denver Pyle ................... Dan Morgan
Cathy Downs ................... Amrlia Roberts
Phil Chambers ................. Sheriff
Richard Emory ................. William Roberts
Tom McKee ..................... Derelict
Ed Nelson ..................... Jedrow
Ollie O'Toole ................. Rinehart
Charles Boaz .................. Taggert
George Offerman ............... Dealer
Leake Bevil ................... Bartender
Morganville's bully-boy, Dan Morgan, cheats Bat in a poker game. Bat
executes a bold plan to retrieve his money: he discovers the names of
Morgan's other victims and sets out to settle scores for them as well as for himself.

1.22 [--] Bat Masterson: INCIDENT IN LEADVILLE
18Mar59
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Crowley .............. Jo Hart
Edward C. Platt ............... Roy Evans
John Cliff .................... Jess Santola
Jack Lambert .................. King Fisher
Jonathan Hole ................. Mart
Lady newspaper editors are a great and colorful frontier tradition. One
of them, Jo Hart, inveighs against Bat, calling him a ruthless gunman and scoundrel.

1.23 [--] Bat Masterson: THE TUMBLEWEED WAGON (1959.03.25)
John Carradine ................ Vince Morgan
Paul Lambert .................. Luke Steiger
Fay Spain ..................... Julie Poe
Noel Drayton .................. Guitalist
When one of Bat's friends is murdered, Bat is deputized as a federal
officer to conduct the suspect - outlaw Luke Steiger - to Fort smith for trial.
 However, Steiger disappears on the night before he and Bat leave for their destination.

1.24 [--] Bat Masterson: BRUNETTE BOMBSHELL (1959.04.01)
Gene Nelson ................... Whit Morrison
Rebecca Welles ................ Isabel Fowler
Charles Fredericks ............ Marty
George Eldredge ............... Monroe Fowler
Sports-fan Bat fails to see eye to eye with the Denver Fire Department
about the fire hazards of the Denver Athletic Club. Bat has just bought the institution
 - but the Fire Commissioner declares it a fire risk and orders it torn down.

1.25 [--] Bat Masterson: DEADLINE (1959.04.08)
Ken Lynch ..................... Tim Minto
Dean Stanton .................. Jay Simms
Eve Brent ..................... Lorna Adams
Ralph Moody ................... Garth
Champion of justice Bat and lovely Lorna Adams race against time and the
executioner in an unusual adventure triggered by a stagecoach holdup.

1.26 [--] Bat Masterson: MAN OF ACTION (1959.04.22)
Harold J. Stone ............... Jess Hobart
Joan Elan ..................... Deborah Jenkins
Gavin Muir .................... Oliver Jenkins
Bat calls on his tailor at Junction, New Mexico. However, the well-known craftsman is
 unable to serve Bat because of his political duties. This leads to an unusual adventure for Bat.

1.27 [--] Bat Masterson: A MATTER OF HONOR (1959.04.29)
Paula Raymond ................. Millie Wilkins
John Vivyan ................... Chip Grimes
Stephen Bekassy ............... Anton Von Landi
Kenneth MacDonald ............. Tack Colby
Austrian nobleman Anton von Landi, short of funds on the American frontier, holds up a
 gambling casino. Unfortunately for him, Bat is in the process of buying into the establishment.

1.28 [--] Bat Masterson: LOTTERY OF DEATH (1959.05.13)
Warren Oates .................. Sonny Parsons
John Sutton ................... Andrew Stafford
Constance Ford ................ Gwen Parsons
Myron Healey .................. JAck Latigo
Len Hendry .................... Manager
Bill Erwin .................... Teller
Jack Lester ................... Bartender
Bat discovers that half of a great deal of money is still a great deal of
money. With his usual skill, Bat is winning a poker game in Tucson when
one of the players stakes half of a lottery ticket and Bat wins it.

1.29 [--] Bat Masterson: THE DEATH OF BAT MASTERSON (1959.05.20)
Claude Akins .................. Jack Fontana
Ruth Lee ...................... Nellie Fontana
Willard Waterman .............. Bank Manager
Cliff Edwards ................. A.J. Mulcaney
Bat is pleased to announce that reports of his death are much exaggerated.
When he tries to withdraw on his account in a Bonanza, Colorado bank, he
learns that the account was closed because he is "deceased."

1.30 [--] Bat Masterson: THE SECRET IS DEATH
27May59 NBC Wed
Directed By Otto Lang [SC]
Written By Mikhail Rykoff [SC]
Guest Cast: [SC]
John Larch............as Garrickson
Allison Hayes............as Ellie Winters
George Neise............as Calhoun
Joel Ashley............as Sam Groebler
William Boyett............as Bodyguard #1
Tony Vize...........as Bodyguard #2
Troy Melton............as The Goverment Agent
Mel Bishop............as The Henchman
Larry Darr............as Bank Robber #1
Lenny Geer............as Bank Robber #2
Synopsis:
A crime wave sweeps Cheyenne, putting a burden upon the Territorial
Administrator. He turns to the one man he knows can handle his problem - Bat Masterson.

1.31 [--] Bat Masterson: PROMISED LAND (1959.06.10)
Gerald Mohr ................... Courney Shepherd
Carol Ohmart .................. Linda Beaudine
Arthur Space .................. Doc Ferguson
Cal Tinney .................... U.S. Marshal
Rance Howard .................. Fletcher
John Thye ..................... Spade
Bill Walker ................... Driver
In a community of reformed law breaks, Bat finds himself their bank president.

1.32 [--] Bat Masterson: THE CONSPIRACY (Part 1/2) (1959.06.17)
 1.33 [--] Bat Masterson: THE CONSPIRACY (Part 2/2) (1959.06.24)
Arthur Shields ................ John Surratt
Diane Brewster ................ Lynn Harrison
Paul Richards ................. Ned Ruggles
Jerome Cowan .................. Jasper Salt
Ted DeCorsia .................. Bartender
Willis Bouchey ................ the Marshal
John Hart ..................... Wilson
Fifteen years after the fact, Bat finds himself involved in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. (2 parter)

1.34 [--] Bat Masterson: THE BLACK PEARLS (1959.07.01)
James Coburn .................. Polk Otis
Jacqueline Scott .............. Carol Otis
Gerald Milton ................. Sheriff Gowdy
Priceless black pearls, a masterly train robbery, and a murderous cellmate figure
 in Bat's adventure resulting from being jailed on suspicion of  cheating at cards.

1.35 [--] Bat Masterson: THE DESERT SHIP (1959.07.15)
Karen Steele .................. Elsa Dorn
John Wengraf .................. Anders Dorn
Jack Kruschen ................. Ben Tarko
Michael Forest ................ Les Wilkins
Spanish gold and fabulous wealth lure many parties of treasure hunters to
destruction in the Colorado Territory.

1.36 [--] Bat Masterson: ROMANY KNIVES
22Jul59 NBC Wed
Directed By Walter Doniger [SC]
Written By Barney Slater [SC]
Guest Cast: [SC]
Ray Danton............as Tonio
Frank Silvera............as Grasia
Chana Eden............as Leda
Robert Carricart............as Mitchka
Eve Collins............as Erma Colton
Paul Sorenson............as The Man
Synopsis:
Never is Bat's chivalry so sorely tested as when he's offered a number of
valuable gifts - including a beautiful girl - in reward for services to an old gypsy.

1.37 [--] Bat Masterson: BUFFALO KILL (1959.07.29)
John Doucette ................. Luke Simes
Lisa Gaye ..................... Susan Carver
Ted Jacques ................... J.J. Carver
Bat risks his scalp on an expedition to buy buffalo hides in dangerous Indian country. Luke Simes,
the man originally assigned to the job, had made some unflattering remarks about Bat's method of dress.

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