Oct. 08, 1958
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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Bat Masterson - 01x29 The Death of Bat Masterson

1x29 The Death of Bat Masterson

First Aired: May. 20, 1959 on NBC
Summary: Bat tries to withdraw money from one of his bank accounts only to be told that the account has been closed because of his "death." Source: www.TVRage.com

Series Main Characters

Guest Stars

Bat Masterson played by Gene Barry
Jack Fontana played by Claude Akins
Nellie Fontana played by Ruta Lee
Bank Manager played by Willard Waterman
A.J. Mulcaney played by Cliff Edwards
Undertaker played by Cliff Edwards
Judge D. B. Hodie played by Sam Buffington
Sheriff played by George Cisar

Episode Quotes

William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: I never realized I had such excellent taste in wives. Too bad I died so young.
Nellie Fontana: What do you want?
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Forgive me from being mercenary, ma'am: twenty thousand dollars and the man who murdered me.
Narrator: Bonanza, Colorado - 1882. Like many other mining towns, Bonanza enjoyed a moment of glory that was all too brief. In just a few, short months, its roaring silver boom faded to a melancholy whisper. Bonanza became a town of dying dreams, haunted by ghosts of it's recent past. And the most active ghost of all carried a gold-headed cane: Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: You're going to tell me Bat Masterson is dead. I don't mind the dying, your honor, but I'd hate to die broke.


  • Sam Buffington who played the Judge was only 27 at the time although his character appeared to be over 50 years old. Sadly he died less than a year after this original telecast on May 15th, 1961 at the age of 28.
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