Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

Jeopardy at Jackson Hole 

Bat is called upon by the daughter of an old friend to investigate his murder in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The family runs a freight and stage line there but the drivers are being killed for some reason and the line is nearly bankrupt.


Franklin Adreon


Richard O'Connor (book), Guy de Vry


Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Larry Pennell ... Cal Beamus
Ron Foster Ron Foster ... Sheriff Buck Simpson
Paul Dubov ... Tom Fulton
Harry Fleer Harry Fleer ... Harvey Field
Nick Pawl Nick Pawl ... Al Stowe
Joan Tabor Joan Tabor ... Kate Gannon


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In the 1880s Bat is called to Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Kate Gannon. Her dad who owns a stage and freight business has been killed and the business is nearly bankrupt. The stage carrying Bat is attacked at the edge of town. Bat kills one of the men ambushing the stage, a second wounded man escapes while the driver is killed. A third man escapes unharmed. Bat drives the stage into town where he finds Kate knocked out in an office that has been searched. She has no idea who attacked her. After she recovers, she explains that the drivers are being killed making it hard to hire anyone. She mentions that her father had applied to be the postmaster for Jackson Hole. Although she doesn't realize the importance of that fact, Bat does. Kate introduces Bat to Cal Beamus who runs the land office and is a close friend. After the three have dinner that night, Bat is once again ambushed but kills the shooter. Having sized up the situation, Bat quickly devises a plan to draw out those involved in the... Written by Anonymous

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During the meal Bat Masterson is having with Cal Beamus and Kate Gannon, there were no marks on the right side of Gannon's face. She had been beaten up that morning and had a significant bruise. In the next scene the bruise is again clearly visible on Kate's face, and remains until the end of the show. See more »


Narrator: Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the 1880's, where a well-planned but badly executed ambush was the town welcome for Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
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Bat Masterson
(theme song)
Music by Havens Wray
Lyrics by Bart Corwin
Sung by Bill Lee
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1 June 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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