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Bat Masterson: Dead Man's Claim

Bat travels to Monument City, a once deserted mining town, when he hears that silver has been found again in the area. He wants to protect an old claim but finds out that interlopers have other ideas.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x30
Airdate: Thursday May 04th, 1961

Director: Lew Landers
Writer: George F. Slavin

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Guest Stars
Charles Maxwell
As Harvey Mason
Tyler McVey
As Vernon Ellwood
Frank Scannell
As Hecky Henderson (as Frank Scannell)
Craig Duncan
As Clay Adams
Chuck Webster
As Judd Wilkins
Nick Nicholson
Stefanie Powers
As Ann Elkins (as Taffy Paul)

John Close
As Jenkins
Main Cast
Gene Barry
As William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson
Bill Baldwin
voiced Narrator
Episode Quotes
Narrator: The mining area around Monument City, Nevada, where thousands answered the siren call of "silver strike!" The new diggings and reworked tunnels were offering fortunes by the spadesful if you were lucky, sometimes only a grave if you were not. Returning to the revitalized ghost town to roll the dice with Lady Luck was Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time.

Bat: You're lucky you didn't have to use that hearse for transportation goin' back.

Vernon Ellwood: The silver vein from the main strike goes right through your property.
Ann Elkins: I'll never count a penny of it without thinking of you.
Bat: Thank you, Ann. That should keep you thinking of me for quite a while.
Ann Elkins: That's a pleasant prospect, Bat.
Bat: If you, uh, ever get tired of just thinking, why don't you look me up in Dodge City?
Ann Elkins: Why so long?
Bat: I'll answer that question the next time I see you.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerFrederick W. Ziv
ProducerFrank Pittman  |  Andy White
Music EditorGerald Roberts
Make-upGeorge Gray (2)
Set DecoratorClarence Steensen
Director of PhotographyBrick Marquard
Art DirectorRobert Kinoshita
Production ManagerBill Schwartz
Sound EditorRay Alba
Sound MixerAl Overton
Based On The Works OfRichard O'Connor
Main Title ThemeBart Corwin  |  Havens Wray
Film EditorFrank Baldridge
WardrobePat Kelly
Assistant DirectorEd Stein
Audio SupervisorAl Lincoln
Warning: Bat Masterson season 3 episode 30 guide may contain spoilers
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