CTVA Western - "Bat Masterson" (ZIV/NBC) Season 2 (1959-60)

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Starring Gene Barry
Season 2 (NBC) (1959-60)
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 Thursdays 8:00pm Eastern

2.01 [038] Bat Masterson: TO THE MANNER BORN (1959.10.01)
Ernestine Barrier ............. Mrs. Dwight Chancellor
Audrey Dalton ................. Abby Chancellor
Jack Hogan .................... Stuart
Myron Healey .................. Col. Marc James
David Thursby ................. Captain Larkin
James Hong .................... Ching Sun
Bat resorts to dueling pistols to expose the cowardice of self-styled "Colonel" Marc James,
 Confederate deserter. Bat ends the colonel's career  as gambler and blackmailer.

2.02 [039] Bat Masterson: WANTED--DEAD (1959.10.15)
Bethel Leslie ................. Mildred Conrad
John Dehner ................... Sheriff
Don Kennedy ................... Gunman
Dabbs Greer ................... Will
Dennis Moore .................. Tom
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.

2.03 [040] Bat Masterson: NO FUNERAL FOR THORN (1959.10.22)
Elisha Cook, Jr. .............. Thorn Loomis
Ray Teal ...................... Vergil Gardiner
Joi Lansing ................... Sapphira Gardiner
Dehl Berti .................... Tobe Pritt
A true friend to his friends, Bat rushes to the bedside of dying thorn Loomis. He's caught in the
 cross fire  when two towns are battling for the  privilege of being named county seat.

2.04 [041] Bat Masterson: SHAKEDOWN AT  ST. JOE (1959.10.29)
Bruce Gordon .................. Jason Medford
Joan O'Brien .................. Dora Miller
Harvey Stephens ............... Judge Thatcher
House Peters, Jr. ............. Marshal
Frank Wilcox .................. Haberdasher
Frank Warren .................. Hoodlum
Joe Guardino .................. Usher
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?

2.05 [042] Bat Masterson: LADY LUCK (1959.11.05)
Dyan Cannon ................... Mary Lowery
Pamela Duncan ................. Rachel Lowery
Don Haggerty
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.

2.06 [043] Bat Masterson: WHO'LL BURY MY VIOLENCE? (1959.11.12)
Mort Mills .................... Barney Kaster
Joanna Moore .................. Sharon Stabler
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.

2.07 [044] Bat Masterson: DEAD MEN DON'T PAY DEBTS (1959.11.19)
Robert J. Wilke ............... Rod Clements
Steven Terrell ................ Hal Clements
Jeremy Slate .................. Bob Clements
Jack Ging ..................... Clark Bassett
Buck Young .................... Bill Bassett
June Blair
Bat calls a halt to a deadly gun-shooting feud between the Clementses and the Bassetts.
 Bat claims the right to interfere because of money owned him by the Bassetts.

2.08 [045] Bat Masterson: DEATH AND TAXES (1959.11.26)
Richard Arlen ................. John Minor
Don Kennedy ................... Tim Lockhart
Susan Cummings ................ Lili Napoleon
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.

2.09 [046] Bat Masterson: BAT PLAYS A DEAD MAN'S HAND (1959.12.03)
Guy Prescott .................. Phil Hood
Jan Harrison .................. Belle Sims
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.

2.10 [047] Bat Masterson: GARRISON'S FINISH (1959.12.10)
Emile Meyer ................... General Moran
John Gallaudet ................ Colonel Pierce
Frankie Darro ................. Snapper Garrison
It's Bluegrass thoroughbred versus Western quarter horse when Gen. Moran
wagers a railroad that his Bluegrass racer can beat Col. Pierce's mount.

2.11 [048] Bat Masterson: THE CANVAS AND THE CANE (1959.12.17)
Joanna Moore .................. Teresa Renault
John Sutton ................... Orrin Thackery
Dean Harens
Jack Reitzen
Patrick Whyte
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.

2.12 [049] Bat Masterson: THE INNER CIRCLE (1959.12.31)
Jean Willes ................... Grace Williams
Marcia Henderson .............. Susan Stevens
Phillip Baird ................. John Scott Poers
Frank Ferguson ................ Old Billy North
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.

2.13 [050] Bat Masterson: THE PIED PIER OF DODGE CITY (1960.01.07)
Donald Barry .................. Luke Short
King Calder ................... Mayor Webber
Evan MacNeil .................. Dolly McGregor
Ronald Hayes .................. Wyatt Earp
Mel Bishop .................... Charlie Bassett
Tom Montgomery ................ Frank McLean
Matt Pelot .................... Neal Brown
Robert Swan ................... Bill Harris
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.

2.14 [051] Bat Masterson: A PICTURE OF DEATH (1960.01.14)
Patricia Donahue .............. Bill Tuesday
Donald Woods .................. Roger Purcell
Howard Petrie ................. Hugh Blain
John Hart ..................... Jacobs
Perry Cook .................... Casey
Dennis Moore .................. Sheriff
Pierre Watkin ................. Judge Smith
Allen Jaffe ................... Colman
Charles Calvert ............... Judge Morse
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?

2.15 [052] Bat Masterson: PIGEON AND HAWK (1960.01.21)
Howard Petrie ................. Hugh Blaine
Hugh Sanders .................. Lee Baxter
Rand Brooks ................... Willard Wynant
Lisa Montell .................. Selena Thorn
Empire builder Bat becomes involved in a "coup" involving a valuable black mining stock on the Denver market.

2.16 [053] Bat Masterson: FLUME TO THE MOTHER LODE (1960.01.28)
Paul Lambert .................. Charles Hamilton
Jerome Cowan .................. Ben Wilson
Miranda Jones ................. Nancy Wilkerson
Stephen Bekassy ............... Emile Barole
Bobby Hall .................... Miller
John Baxter ................... Curt
Arnold Daly ................... Spencer
Nick Nicholson ................ Stock Exchange Agent
Frank Harding ................. Will
In order to carry on as a gold miner, Bat becomes party to a timber war.

2.17 [054] Bat Masterson: DEATH BY THE HALF DOZEN (1960.02.04)
Ted DeCorsia .................. Hank Griswell
Patrick Waltz ................. Buck Peters
Willard Waterman .............. Mayor Goodwin
Norman Sturgis ................ Slim Tobey
Dorothy Johnson ............... Claire Cantrell
William Vaughn ................ Eddie Griswell
Terry Frost ................... Tom Kearns
Terry Rangno .................. Johnny
Kidnappers force Bat to deliver a ransom note. The victim, a young bridge,
is saved by Bat has the job of rounding up the outlaws.

2.18 [055] Bat Masterson: DEADLY DIAMONDS
11Feb60 NBC Thur
Directed By Walter Doniger [SC]
Written By John McGreevey [SC]
Guest Cast: [SC]
Allison Hayes............as Ellie Winters
Kenneth Toby............as Meade Graves
William Schallert............as Dr.Harold Dunsmore
Hank Patterson............as Soda Smith
Bill Catching............as The Mine Guard
Synopsis:
Sometimes silver-miner Bat believes the "proof is in the mining." suspecting a hoax is
being perpetrated on the citizens of Leadville, Bat buys into a mine of questionable worth. .

2.19 [056] Bat Masterson: MR. FOURPAWS (1960.02.18)
Paula Raymond ................. Linda Wills
Gregory Walcott ............... Sam Long
Frank Gerstle
Les Hellman
Frank Scannell
Edmund Cobb
On a seemingly routine trip to investigate a shortage in a small town bank, Bat finds a dead man,
makes  the acquaintance of a larcenous dog, and is  very nearly killed himself.

2.20 [057] Bat Masterson: SIX FEET OF GOLD (1960.02.25)
Carol Ohmart .................. Lisa Truex
James Coburn .................. Leo Talley
Ronald Foster ................. Toby Dawson
William Fawcett ............... Sheriff
Woodrow Chambliss ............. O'Malley
Bat finds himself doing a most unwelcome land office business. Accepting a
parcel of wasteland from Lisa Truex in payment for a debt, he decides to
turn it into a graveyard. He subsequently finds that through hanky-panky
at the Land Office, has has been branded a swindler.

2.21 [058] Bat Masterson: CATTLE AND CANE (1960.03.03)
Brad Dexter ................... Dallas Agate
Joyce Taylor .................. Jane Taylor
Dan White ..................... Ben Taylor
It's cane against against guns when Bat steps into a range war. Having chosen his side of the fact,
he's not responsive to being urged at gunpoint to become "turncoat" to the people he favors.

2.22 [059] Bat Masterson: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BAT MASTERSON (1960.03.10)
Oscar Beregi .................. Herman the Great
Erin O'Brien .................. Jenie Landry
Robert Karnes ................. Landry
Ray Kellogg ................... Deputy
Bat may not be able to pull rabbits out of his famous derby hat, but  legerdemain isn't a complete mystery to him.
Sleight-of-hand artist Herman the Great disarms a cowboy - but the trick doesn't work when bandits try it on Bat.

2.23 [060] Bat Masterson: THE SNARE (1960.03.17)
Robert Ivers .................. the Yaqui Kid
Bill Henry .................... Sheriff Brady
Marshall Reed ................. Alf Hayman
Bat rides the trail alone into the gun of the Yaqui Kid toward almost certain death. The Kid, a heartless scoundrel, has
 killed a friend of  Bat's. In pursuit of the killer, the sheriff is murdered and the posse fails, so Bat decides to go it alone.

2.24 [061] Bat Masterson: THREE BULLETS FOR BAT (1960.03.24)
Kent Taylor ................... John Martin
Suzanne Lloyd ................. Linda
Tris Coffin ................... Marshal Roy Dunning
Miguel Landa .................. Jorge
It's the rifle-squad at dawn and his back to the wall for Bat because of a
strange adventure involving nonexistent gems.

2.25 [062] Bat Masterson: THE RELUCTANT WITNESS (1960.03.31)
Allison Hayes ................. Ellie Winters
Ronald Hayes .................. Wyatt Earp
Harry Lauter .................. Sheriff Conners
Donald Murphy ................. Charlie Ryan
Charles Reade ................. Clerk
Robert Swan ................... Charlie Bassett
George Ross ................... Stage Driver
Dave Perna .................... Hub Mason
Chuck Bail .................... Tod Mason
Bat tries a poker bluff in an effort to save Ellie Winters from a murder charge. The reluctant witness on  
whom Ellie has been depending to save her fails to show up. Bat enlists Wyatt Earp to handle her case.

2.26 [063] Bat Masterson: COME OUT FIGHTING (1960.04.07)
Rhys Williams ................. Malachi Brody
Ken Mayer ..................... Largo Morgan
Joan Granville ................ Belinda Muldoon
Steve Warren .................. Paddy Muldoon
Connie Buck ................... Lolita
Jean Paul King ................ Alistaire Drago
Alex Sharp .................... Moose Morgan
Bat, arrested en route to a championship boxing match, finds himself  arraigned before
infamous  "fining judge" Malachi Brody - a formidable and  vindictive man of the law.

2.27 [064] Bat Masterson: STAGE TO NOWHERE (1960.04.14)
Constance Ford ................ Ivy Dickson
James Seay .................... Parker James
Michael Forest ................ Noah Gannon
Craig Duncan .................. Casey
Stagecoaches disappear when Bat executes a plan to thwart road agents. The highwaymen's quarry is silver bullion being
 transported in the  stagecoaches; Bat's ingenious plan to frustrate the thieves is an early milestone in crime-busting history.

2.28 [065] Bat Masterson: INCIDENT AT FORT BOWIE (1960.04.21)
Cathy Downs ................... Julie Giles
Robert J. Stevenson ........... Ben Roper
Will Wright ................... Billy Willow
A horse thief hijacks a herd of cavalry stock from horse trader Bat. Bat's
problem: Find and deliver the horses - and bring the criminal to justice.

2.29 [066] Bat Masterson: MASTERSON'S ARCADIA CLUB (1960.04.28)
Morgan Jones .................. Mace Gunnison
X Brands ...................... Jeb Mitchell
Kasey Rogers .................. Dixie Mayhew
Larry Hudson .................. Clark Chisum
Lane Bradford ................. Rod Bradbury
Underworld character Mace Gunnison takes over the town of Liberal, Kansas,
and appropriates Bat's name and identity.

2.30 [067] Bat Masterson: WELCOME TO PARADISE (1960.05.05)
Robert Foulk .................. Judge Pete Perkins
James Parnell ................. Sheriff
Ralph Taeger .................. Frank Dexter
Lonnie Blackman ............... Elsie Snow
Gerald Milton ................. John Whelan
Charles Reade ................. Jeriah Smith
Bat is held up for an exorbitant fine when he rides into the town of
Paradise, Colorado. The charge: Carrying fire arms.

2.31 [068] Bat Masterson: A GRAVE SITUATION (1960.05.12)
John Doucette ................. Carstairs
Howard Petrie ................. Hugh Blaine
Lance Fuller .................. Powers
Bat baits a trap with more than $15,000 in order to catch cattle thieves
who are preying on the herd of his friend Hugh Blaine.

2.32 [069] Bat Masterson: GOLD IS WHERE YOU STEAL IT (1960.05.19)
Gloria Castillo ............... Rosita Anselm
Carlos Romero ................. Juan Torrino
Martin Garralaga .............. Pio Anselm
It's fiesta time in Southern California when Bat becomes involved with a
Spanish beauty and a bandit who terrorizes the region.

2.33 [070] Bat Masterson: WANTED--ALIVE PLEASE! (1960.05.26)
Steve Darrell ................. Alec Hudson
Diana Crawford ................ Renee
H.M. Wynant ................... Benton Foster
Joseph Turkel ................. Fargo
Douglass Dumbrille ............ Taylor Millard
Bat accomplishes one of his greatest public services when he stops the
smuggling of diseased cattle across the Rio Grande into the U.S.

2.34 [071] Bat Masterson: THE ELUSIVE BAGUETTE (1960.06.02)
Leslie Parrish ................ Lucy Carter
Allison Hayes ................. Ellie Winters
Dan O'Kelly ................... Reed Morgan
Stanley Farrar ................ Mr. Stacy
Frank Warren .................. Sheriff Simpson
Ralph Gray .................... Riverboat Captain
Bat plays bodyguard to a reigning San Francisco beauty and her fabulous
diamond. This makes him a prime suspect with the gem disappears.

2.35 [072] Bat Masterson: THE BIG GAMBLE (1960.06.16)
Evan Thompson ................. Steve Fansler
Arch Johnson .................. Mr. Smith
Morgan Woodward ............... Kana
Heather Ames .................. Angelita
Gene Roth ..................... Barkeep
Anthony Dexter ................ Allesandro
Prospector Steve Fansler is the most recent of a long line of gold seekers who disappear en route to the 
famous Lost Dutchman Mine. This is of  special interest to investor Bat who staked Steve's expedition.

2.36 [073] Bat Masterson: BLOOD ON THE MONEY (1960.06.23)
Walter Coy .................... Andrew Strathmere
Page Slattery ................. Dane Holloway
Len Lesser .................... Frank Holloway
Kaye Elhardt .................. Eva Rogers
Paul Fierro ................... Hidalgo
In the search for the young man to whom he is carrying a bequest, Bat buys information from a cattle baron.
The man fails to give him value received  and Bat is misled and cheated - but not for long.

2.37 [074] Bat Masterson: BARBARY CASTLE (1960.06.30)
Jay Novello ................... Captain MacLeod
Gloria Talbott ................ Mary
Stuart Bradley ................ Tarcy Crow
Not everybody knows somebody who has smuggled a whole castle into the United States - but Bat knows one:
Capt. Angus MacLeod. the "old salt"  has brought in a Scottish Castle, stone by stone, and set it up in San Francisco.

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