Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

Mr. Fourpaws 

On his way to investigate irregularities in a bank's bookkeeping, Bat encounters a gun fight in which a man is killed by two gunmen. Bat finds himself involved with embezzlers, murderers and a new friend - a thieving dog.


Eddie Davis


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Episode cast overview:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Paula Raymond ... Linda Wills
Gregory Walcott ... Sam Long
Frank Gerstle ... Sheriff
Les Hellman Les Hellman ... Brad Pierce
Frank J. Scannell Frank J. Scannell ... Roulette Dealer (as Frank Scannell)
Edmund Cobb ... Joe


Bat is on his way to the small town of War Creek, Wyoming Territory when he encounters a gunfight with two men on horseback firing at a man in a wagon. He fires at the men on horseback who runoff but the man in the wagon is dead. Papers on him give his name as Harold Quigley. A noise in a bush alerts Bat to a white dog who goes to the body of Quigley. After burying Quigley, Bat takes the wagon and dog to the Sheriff at War Creek. Bat learns the man was a clerk at the bank and Mr. Fourpaws the dog was his only friend or relative. At the hotel Bat asks the owner Linda Willis to join him for a drink but is rebuffed. Later, in his room the crash of water pitcher brings Willis to Bat's room where Mr. Fourpaws is on top of him. She joins him in the saloon after Bat has a run-in with bankers over their threats to Mr. Fourpaws during which he learns Mr. Fourpaws retrieves money. Willis learns Bat is there to investigate the bank. The bankers tell the Sheriff Bat stole $50,000 Quigley was ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 February 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Narrator: An official journey to investigate a reported shortage of funds in a small town Wyoming bank and a meeting with an interesting dog combined to provide one of the most unusual episodes in the life of Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
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Bat Masterson
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Music by Havens Wray
Lyrics by Bart Corwin
Sung by Bill Lee
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