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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Cast of 'The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp'

  • Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp
  • Jimmy Noel
  • Ethan Laidlaw
  • Bill Coontz
  • Morgan Woodward
  • Douglas Fowley
  • Damian O'Flynn
  • Mason Alan Dinehart
  • Trevor Bardette
  • Paul Brinegar

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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Fight or Run

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 11, 1956)
Uneasy city council member Jim Kelley must choose a side to support when the council becomes deadlocked on the passage of new laws to give Earp more power, and members of the Big T gear up to attack Dodge City.
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The Double Life of Dora Hand

S02, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1956)
Constant brawling between railroad workers and buffalo hunters threatens to close Dora Hand's dance hall for good; when the conflict intensifies into a full-scale assault on the railroad, Earp and Dora race to intervene.
  • Sat 5/26
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Clay Allison

S02, E05  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 1956)
A businessman eager to end Earp's war on crime asks notorious gunman Clay Allison to kill him; after Kelley warns Earp about the gunman's skill, Earp uses psychological tactics to gain the upper hand.
  • Sun 5/27
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Wyatt's Love Affair

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 1956)
A judge's daughter pines for Earp, who shares her feelings but doubts a relationship can endure his life as a lawman; two local outfits cause trouble for Earp after he arrests their leaders, culminating in a fight between Earp and their foreman.
  • Sun 5/27
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A Quiet Day in Dodge City

S02, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 1956)
Earp must keep a tight lid on problems in Dodge City while a journalist from New York pays a visit, but the job proves especially difficult on a chaotic day filled with dog fights, gunfire and rowdy cowboys.
  • Mon 5/28
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The Almost Dead Cowhand

S02, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 1956)
When a disgruntled cowhand holes up in a warehouse, Earp investigates the man's experiences in Dodge City to understand what drove him to violence and uncovers a chain of abuse perpetrated by underhanded citizens.
  • Mon 5/28
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The Reformation of Jim Kelley

S02, E09  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 1956)
When Dora Hand convinces Jim Kelley to sell his saloon in advance of their marriage, McGuire and Albright wrangle a deal to make Earp part-owner of the saloon without his knowledge and frame him for illegal business practices.
  • Tue 5/29
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So Long, Dora, So Long

S02, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1956)
Aggressive suitor Bob Rellance pesters Dora on the day before her marriage to Kelley, asking her to call off the wedding in favor of himself, but when tensions escalate into violence, Earp steps in to force Rellance out of town.
  • Tue 5/29
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Bat Masterson Wins His Star

S02, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 20, 1956)
Bat Masterson travels to Dodge City and gets involved in a gunfight that causes him to lose Earp's approval; after befriending gang member Nellie Wright, Bat tries to get word to Earp about an upcoming robbery but ends up at the gang's mercy.
  • Wed 5/30
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The Lonesomest Man in the World

S02, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 27, 1956)
A newly deputized Bat complicates an arrest by shooting perpetrator Billy Jordan after Billy ran out of bullets; while Earp and the deputies race to find a surgeon, Billy's family holds Bat hostage and threatens to take revenge if Billy dies.
  • Wed 5/30
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Take Back Your Town

S02, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 1956)
With Earp and Bassett out of town, George Morris' gang sacks Dodge City and rounds up all of the remaining deputies except for Bat, who finds Earp and sneaks back into town to fight the gang with the help of local residents.
  • Thu 5/31
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Nineteen Notches on His Gun

S02, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 1956)
Earp and Bat pose as outlaws to infiltrate a gang involved in a rash of murders and cattle thefts, staging a power struggle within the gang and setting up an ambush in Dodge City to take down the entire group.
  • Thu 5/31
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The Hanging Judge

S02, E15  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 1956)
Earp must get Judge Tobin to see the error of his ways when the judge sentences an innocent man to death by hanging, going to extreme lengths to turn the tables by framing the judge for a crime.
  • Fri 6/1
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Justice

S02, E16  (First Aired: Dec. 25, 1956)
Two men wanted by a Cheyenne tribe for murder seek refuge in Dodge City, and although Earp arrests the pair, the city refuses to press charges because the victims were Indians.
  • Fri 6/1
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Shootin' Woman

S02, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 1, 1957)
A poor rancher woman struggling to marry off her daughter deals with trespassers trying to steal her land's resources and rumors that she has gold on her property.
  • Sat 6/2
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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.
  • Sat 6/2
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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.
  • Sun 6/3
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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.
  • Sun 6/3
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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 6/4
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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.
  • Mon 6/4
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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.
  • Tue 6/5
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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.
  • Tue 6/5
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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.
  • Wed 6/6
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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.
  • Wed 6/6
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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.
  • Thu 6/7
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The Vultures

S02, E28  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 1957)
Bounty hunters stir up trouble in Dodge City by trying to collect rewards on reformed outlaws until Earp devises a plan to turn the bounty hunters against each other.
  • Thu 6/7
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Young Guns

S02, E29  (First Aired: Mar. 26, 1957)
A headstrong teenager named Jimmy Craig arrives in Dodge City and wants to become one of Earp's deputies, demonstrating his impeccable skill with a gun, but his dream contrasts sharply with his irrational obsession to duel Ed Beatty.
  • Fri 6/8
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The Nice Ones Always Die First

S02, E30  (First Aired: Apr. 2, 1957)
Earp takes Bat's brother Ed under his wing as a new deputy, but while Ed believes outlaws can be reasoned with, Bat knows better; two businessmen plan to kill Ed and frame Bat for the crime to secure ownership of a saloon.
  • Fri 6/8
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