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Cast of 'The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp'

  • Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

In one of television's first adult Westerns, the famous marshal puts his life on the line to maintain order, first in Dodge City, Kan., then in Tombstone, Ariz.

Premiere:
Sep 06, 1955
Original Network:
ABC
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The Manly Art

S03, E19  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1958)
Unscrupulous businessman Moresby, seeking a way to permanently cripple Earp, convinces a boxing promoter to have his champ beat Earp, but the marshal refuses to take up the challenge until the champ's blatant cheating injures a young man in the ring.
  • Wed 8/24
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Sweet Revenge

S03, E20  (First Aired: Jan. 28, 1958)
Earp begins dating Mrs. Phillips, a widowed seamstress, but fears for her safety as word arrives in Dodge City that a convict Earp helped put away has escaped and wants revenge.
  • Wed 8/24
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The Man Who Rode With Custer

S02, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1957)
Earp must convince a disgraced Army captain that he holds no responsibility for Gen. Custer's devastating loss at Little Big Horn, but angry newcomers with a group of captive Indians seek to take revenge on the captain for the defeat.
  • Wed 8/24
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The Imitation Jesse James

S03, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1958)
Earp arrests a stagecoach robber who copies the style of Jesse James, but the witnesses refuse to testify and the robber goes free, leading Earp to enlist the skill of a cheating gambler to set a trap for him.
  • Thu 8/25
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The Kansas Lily

S03, E22  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 1958)
A former Confederate spy asks Earp and Bat to help her escape from her dead brother's gang; Bat develops feelings for the woman, but Earp, doubting her story, obeys a warrant calling for her arrest.
  • Thu 8/25
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Wyatt and the Captain

S02, E19  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1957)
After an altercation between a drunk soldier and a Cherokee civilian results in death, Earp takes the soldier into custody and fights off his captain's attempts to free him.
  • Thu 8/25
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Wyatt Earp Rides Shotgun

S03, E23  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1958)
Earp agrees to escort a stage carrying money for Wells Fargo while Bat, Tom Russell and a posse set a trap for the gang planning to attack it.
  • Fri 8/26
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Wyatt Fights

S03, E24  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 1958)
Bat resigns as sheriff and enters into a partnership with local saloon owner Luke Short, who must fight a takeover attempt by two corrupt businessmen; Earp and Bat request a restraining order to stop the men but face resistance from Mayor Kelley.
  • Fri 8/26
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Witness for the Defense

S02, E20  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 1957)
Men from the Circle Bar ranch kidnap Ben Thompson, a dealer who cheated them at cards, and Earp poses as a doctor to gain access to the ranch and free Ben.
  • Fri 8/26
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Ballad and Truth

S03, E25  (First Aired: Mar. 4, 1958)
Tex McKay, a reckless railroad driver, spins tales about his experience and starts fights; when Tex deflects blame for a crash he caused, Earp searches for the truth while Tex's friends go after an innocent man.
  • Sat 8/27
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The Schoolteacher

S03, E26  (First Aired: Mar. 11, 1958)
Earp investigates a stagecoach robbery involving $5,000 in silver dollars and becomes confounded when the driver's account of the incident proves false, and Hal subsequently finds the driver shot to death.
  • Sat 8/27
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When Sherman Marched Through Kansas

S03, E27  (First Aired: Mar. 18, 1958)
The citizens of Dodge City split into groups to either welcome or protest the arrival of a controversial Civil War figure, Gen. William T. Sherman; a concerned woman wants to speak with Sherman about her fiancé, a soldier under his command.
  • Sat 8/27
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Big Brother Virgil

S03, E28  (First Aired: Mar. 25, 1958)
Earp agrees to date newcomer Susan Dodd to elicit a reaction out of Susan's true love, Larry Herrick, but soon becomes entangled in a web of romance and rumors when Earp's brother Virgil and Larry's relatives come to town.
  • Sat 8/27
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County Seat War

S03, E30  (First Aired: Apr. 8, 1958)
Dodge City and Fort Dodge get into a political war when the governor grants a special election to determine the new seat of Ford County; a conflicted Earp reluctantly follows Mayor Kelley's order to stop Fort Dodge from rigging the election.
  • Sun 8/28
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One

S03, E31  (First Aired: Apr. 15, 1958)
The Dry Gulch Gang ambushes Earp's Cheyenne agents, killing Mr. Brother; a vengeful Earp stalks the men and confronts one when the killer comes to Dodge City to finish the job on a severely wounded Mr. Cousin.
  • Sun 8/28
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The Underdog

S03, E32  (First Aired: Apr. 22, 1958)
A lovesick artist asks Earp to help him learn to fight when his fiancée's family tries to run him out of town; Earp refuses but an impressed Doc Holliday decides to try helping the man instead.
  • Mon 8/29
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Two

S03, E33  (First Aired: Apr. 29, 1958)
Having caught one of Mr. Brother's killers, Earp looks for the three still at large, meeting an over-helpful Army lieutenant who hinders his search; one of the killers, disguised as a corporal, tricks a patrol into confronting a group of Cheyenne.
  • Mon 8/29
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The Sharpshooter

S02, E21  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1957)
A crippled man with a grudge against Earp hires sharpshooter Rule Hawes to kill him; Bat and the other deputies search for the assassin while Annie May tries to give Bat a clue.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
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Doc Holliday Rewrites History

S03, E34  (First Aired: May. 6, 1958)
Earp finds himself caught between Doc Holliday and the rest of Dodge City when Doc begins work on a fabricated history of the city's founders.
  • Tue 8/30
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Three

S03, E35  (First Aired: May. 13, 1958)
Earp and Bat team up with the Texas Rangers to capture the remaining members of the Dry Gulch Gang who killed Mr. Brother, bringing one of the indicted members with them as bait.
  • Tue 8/30
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Siege at Little Alamo

S02, E22  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1957)
Wells Fargo hires Earp to protect a gold shipment arriving by stage at Little Alamo and the marshal must work with the stagecoach passengers to hold out against the Curly Bill Brocius gang until a posse can arrive to save them.
  • Tue 8/30
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Dig a Grave for Ben Thompson

S03, E36  (First Aired: May. 20, 1958)
Sparks fly when Ben Thompson comes to Dodge City looking for Earp's help with two women whom he promised to marry and discovers a plot on his life.
  • Wed 8/31
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Four

S03, E37  (First Aired: May. 27, 1958)
Receiving a tip on the location of the last member of the Dry Gulch Gang, Earp and Bat head to a Texas ranch to fulfil Earp's promise of bringing Mr. Brother's killers to justice.
  • Wed 8/31
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Vengeance Trail

S02, E23  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1957)
Fred Colby, a man wrongly sent to prison, finishes his sentence and heads for Dodge City looking for the man who killed his brother.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 353
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The Frame-Up

S03, E38  (First Aired: Jun. 3, 1958)
Cy Johnson, a cattle driver with a grudge, frames Earp for a $10,000 robbery, but Doc Holliday catches wind of Cy's scheme and helps Earp clear his name and bring the true culprits to justice.
  • Thu 9/1
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My Husband

S03, E39  (First Aired: Jun. 10, 1958)
Doc Holliday's bending of the law exasperates the officials of Dodge City; when Doc learns about a plot to murder five ex-gang members and does nothing to prevent it, Earp leaves to confront the killers, and Doc begins to regret his choices.
  • Thu 9/1
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Command Performance

S02, E24  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 1957)
While Earp and Buffalo Bill stage a fake robbery to entertain a visiting German prince, real bandits kidnap the prince and hold him for ransom.
  • Thu 9/1
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The Hole Up

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 16, 1958)
Earp goes under cover as an outlaw to nab thief and murderer Blackie Saunders, but Blackie's men prevent the two from meeting, leading Earp to find shelter near their camp.
  • Fri 9/2
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The Peacemaker

S04, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 23, 1958)
A gang of outlaws takes advantage of Earp's absence by attacking Dodge City in full force and demanding that Mayor Kelley pay them $20,000 and fire Earp; Earp looks for the fastest way back to town while Shotgun Gibbs lends a hand to stop the gang.
  • Fri 9/2
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They Hired Some Guns

S02, E25  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 1957)
Earp and Bat find their careers in jeopardy when they arrest the owners of two competing stagecoach companies whose hired armies threaten to start a war in the streets.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 353
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The Bounty Killer

S04, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1958)
Earp takes on the case of a killer committing a series of ambushes near Robbers Roost and teams up with rancher Elzie Rash and a posse to corner the culprit.
  • Sat 9/3
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Caught by a Whisker

S04, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1958)
The Dodge City bank installs a new alarm in response to a rash of robberies; brothers Matt and Clint Dunbar rob the bank in disguise, but when deputies set up checkpoints on the roads, they stash the money and look for another way out of town.
  • Sat 9/3
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The Mysterious Cowhand

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 1958)
Earp rides to Oklahoma in search of a killer who stabbed his cousin Nate and volunteers to join a group of cattle drivers, one of whom owns a knife similar to the murder weapon.
  • Sat 9/3
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The Gatling Gun

S04, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 21, 1958)
Earp and Mr. Cousin must talk to the chief of a Nez Perce tribe and negotiate the return of a stolen Gatling gun; the mission hits a snag when a local militia captures the pair, requiring the tribe to rescue them.
  • Sat 9/3
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Cattle Thieves

S04, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 1958)
Earp struggles to uphold the law while keeping the peace when a strict ban on cattle rustling forces him to arrest rancher Rep Cantwell, triggering a battle between Dodge's most powerful ranchers.
  • Sun 9/4
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Remittance Man

S04, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 4, 1958)
A disgraced Englishman living in Henry Dart's establishment instigates a gunfight with a man he claims to owe money to, but Earp intervenes before anyone gets hurt and resolves to get to the root of the problem.
  • Sun 9/4
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King of the Frontier

S04, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1958)
When Lazy Q cowboy Miles Breck learns about Ned Buntline's new book naming Earp the ``King of the Frontier,'' he sets up a cowboy contest and bets $10,000 against Earp surviving a shootout.
  • Mon 9/5
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Truth About Gunfighting

S04, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 1958)
Ranch hand Mitch Hallam becomes Earp's newest deputy, seeking to prove his worth and earn the hand of his boss' daughter; he puts his job and his life on the line when he reveals an underhanded scheme being perpetrated by the other workers.
  • Mon 9/5
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Bat Masterson for Sheriff

S02, E26  (First Aired: Mar. 5, 1957)
Earp and Bat work together to help Bat win an election for county sheriff to defeat Jerry Lanphere, a crook also running for the position; Sen. Drew tells Bat he must end his friendship with Earp to gain the people's favor.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
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Frontier Woman

S04, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 25, 1958)
Earp rides to the scene of a stagecoach robbery and follows tracks to find a woman, the sole survivor of the attack, in shock; Earp must shoot his way out of a cave when the bandits trap him inside with the woman.
  • Tue 9/6
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Santa Fe War

S04, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 2, 1958)
Earp rides into Santa Fe, N.M., to stop a war between two families vying for control of the land, the Finneys and the Grangers; the local sheriff backs the duplicitous Finneys, who created fake land deeds, but Earp finds the real deeds.
  • Tue 9/6
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Hang 'Em High

S02, E27  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 1957)
Earp has 24 hours to find a killer after a judge sentences an innocent man to hang, but the man refuses to speak in his own defense, leaving Earp with few clues to follow.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 353
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