Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

The Good and the Bad 

A gang of outlaws tries to take a Medal of Honor from a woman whose husband gave his life for it. Bat offers a $100 in exchange for the medal, but the gunman escapes with Bat's money, cane and the medal of honor with Bat in hot pursuit.


William Conrad


Richard O'Connor (book), Ellis Kadison


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Episode cast overview:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Robert Ivers ... Charley Boy
Jeanette Nolan ... Sister Mary Paul
Anna Navarro Anna Navarro ... Teresa Martinez
Grace Lee Whitney ... Louise Talbot
William Eben Stephens William Eben Stephens ... Outlaw collecting valuables
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... Finnegan
Andrew Thompson Andrew Thompson ... Passenger


Bat's stage pulls into a way station where the passengers disembark. Inside as they ask for drinks four masked men hold them up. They collect the money and possessions the three men and one woman have. The woman is wearing a small gold medal on a chain as a necklace. When an outlaw tries to take it, she asks them to leave it as her husband gave his life for it. The outlaw noticing it is the Medal of Honor wants to leave it but leader Charley Boy wants it. Bat offers him the $100 bill he keeps hidden in the knob of his cane for the medal which Charley Boy accepts. However, once all the items are collected, Charley Boy takes the medal anyway. The woman Louise Talbot grabs for the medal and Charley Boy shoots wounding her. The result is a gunfight in which the wounded Charley Boy is the only one to escape. Bat promises he will return the medal to Louise. The trail leads to Tubac but no one has seen the outlaw until they remember a school for Indians run by the nun Sister Mary Paul. Bat ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

23 March 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bat Masterson
(theme song)
Music by Havens Wray
Lyrics by Bart Corwin
Sung by Bill Lee
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