Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

A Personal Matter 

Outlaw Bailey Harper steals Bat's horse, gun and money. Bailey laughs when Bat tells him he'll get all of his property back. He tells the gambler that no one will help him. Bat's plan is to court Bailey's girl and force Bailey to find him.


Eddie Davis


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Alan Hale Jr. ... Bailey Harper (as Alan Hale)
Peggy Knudsen ... Louisa Carey
Raymond Hatton ... Adam Fairbanks - Gunsmith
Don Eitner ... Stagecoach Driver
Robert Lynn Robert Lynn ... Inn Clerk
Dennis Moore ... Tim Clovis
Tom London ... Sheriff
Pierce Lyden ... Blacksmith
Billy Dix Billy Dix ... Henchman
Wes Hudman Wes Hudman ... Henchman in Dark hat


In early summer 1881 in the New Mexico Territory Bat is on his way to Phoenix for a big game when he spots a riderless horse which is lame. He stops to check things when he is roped by outlaw Bailey Harper who steals Bat's horse, gun and money. Bailey laughs when Bat tells him he'll get all of his property back, telling the gambler that he'll not receive any help. Bat walks with the horse to a nearby town where he is able to get a horse, saddle, and gun. Everyone is afraid of Bailey and his men. After he leaves town, three men part of the Bailey gang attempt to hold up Bat again but he takes them for $11 dollars instead as a "loan" until he recovers his $1000. At the next town he overhears Bailey's girlfriend getting on the stage so he grabs a ride on it as shotgun. Bailey's men take her off the stage when they stop it so Bat follows her to find Bailey. He decides to use her as bait to draw out Bailey and recover his stolen items. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

28 January 1959 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Narrator: The Territory of New Mexico, early summer, 1881. A riderless horse and a matter of principle play their parts in an incident from the colorful life of 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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