Approved | | Action, Romance, Western
Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war.
The American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-1950, incorrectly omits sixth-credited Damnation Alley (1977) as Logan Maury, and mixes up the roles played by Billy House, Virginia Sale and Harry Woods. They are correct as listed in the cast listing here (after being advised of the error, the American Film Institute added Brodie to the cast list and now has the correct list in its catalog).
Marshal Bat Masterson:
What do you want, Carmody?
Carmody: Look here, Bat. These citizens here have elected me spokesman...
Marshal Bat Masterson: Listen here, fella, there's only two kind of people I allow to call me Bat: good friends and people I like. You don't belong in either group.
Marshal Bat Masterson: Now, whatta yuh ...
Although there was a drought in the area of Liberal, Kansas, located in Seward County, Kansas, Masterson was not a U.S. Marshal there. He was elected sheriff of Ford County. He was elected in 1877 and subsequently voted out in 1879. His brother Ed Masterson, not Bat, was marshal of Dodge City.