Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

Promised Land 

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Bat is kidnapped and asked to become the bank president in a town consisting entirely of former outlaws, because the former crooks don't trust each other. He is to keep the money safe while a blonde beauty handles the books.


Walter Doniger


Richard O'Connor (book), D.D. Beauchamp


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Gerald Mohr ... Courtney Shepherd
Carol Ohmart ... Linda Beaudine
Arthur Space ... Doc Ferguson
Cal Tinney Cal Tinney ... U.S. Marshal
Rance Howard ... Fletcher
John Thye John Thye ... Spade
Bill Walker Bill Walker ... Hearse Driver


In 1880 in western Wyoming Territory Bat finds himself kidnapped and being transported in a hearse. After being knocked out, Bat awakes to find himself accompanied by two men who tell him he is not to be killed but is being taken to the Promised Land. It is a small town in outlaw territory led by Courtney Shepherd who Bat has previously put in jail. Initially, Bat feels threaten and wants to escape but Shepard tells him he is safe and they have a business proposition for him. They want to open a bank but the missing link is an honest man to keep the money safe. No withdrawals without a deposit first. A beautiful blonde Linda Beaudine will handle the actual finances of the bank. Bat makes an attempt to leave but a bullet through his derby changes his mind. Only Bat and Linda have the combination to the safe and when the bank opens large deposits roll in. Linda says she was not a criminal but her dead husband was. However, Bat notices her actions with Shepard suspicious nor is he ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 June 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title alludes to the biblical promised land where the Israelites were headed after their exodus from Egypt. See more »


Narrator: Western Wyoming Territory - 1880. This country was refuge for the last of the long trail riders. It was also the setting for one of the oddest episodes in the life of Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.
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