Video Page - Bat Masterson: Truth and Myth


Bat Masterson was depicted by Thomas Berger in his 1999 novel, The Return of Little Big Man. In it, protagonist Jack Crabb works alongside Bat as a bartender during his time in Dodge City before they travel to Tombstone. (read more)
The following are movies that show the essence of the character, both the protagonist and the actor who played his part. --Christopher Robinson

Trail Street

Bat Masterson (Randolph Scott) heads to Kansas to offer his services in a wild range war; Also featuring Robert Ryan and Gabby Hayes


Masterson of Kansas

Bat is portrayed by George Montgomery in this William Castle directed western that sees the legend join forces with Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to defend ranchers and Indians.


Gunfight at Dodge City (Trailer only)

With Joel McRae as Bat, many events in the western legend’s life are recreated including the Lady Gay incident and the killing of Ed Masterson. Watch for the final gunfight which alludes to Gunsmoke’s opening credits scene. The cast also features Julie Adams (The Creature From the Black Lagoon), John McIntire (The Virginian), Richard Anderson (The Six Million Dollar Man), Robert Mitchum’s brother John and wildly eccentric character actor Timothy Carey.


Bat Masterson Season 3 Episode 18

The Prescott Campaign

A marshal (John Dehner) enlists Bat (Gene Barry) in a feud with a land baron


The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Season 1 Episode 33
Bat Masterson Again

This episode is based on the saloon shooting between Bat and Sgt. Melvin King. Wyatt Earp (Hugh O’Brian) joins forces with Bat (Mason Dinehart) after receiving threats from the vengeful King.


Back to Bat Masterson, by Christopher Robinson, WMD Senior Editor

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