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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Plague Carrier

S04, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 9, 1958)
When a mysterious man helps Earp with injured stagecoach passengers, Earp takes him to Dodge City, introduces him to Dr. McCarty and talks him into opening a medical practice; a smallpox outbreak leads to a disturbing suspicion about the new doctor.
  • Wed 9/7
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Kill the Editor

S04, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 16, 1958)
A newspaper editor facing backlash for baseless accusations toward dance hall owner Sally Bascom kills her and frames Earp for the murder; Earp plays along to lure the editor into a trap while Doc Holliday and Gibbs take matters into their own hands.
  • Wed 9/7
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Little Brother

S04, E15  (First Aired: Dec. 23, 1958)
Doc Holliday's friend holds up a stage carrying Earp's younger brother, Morgan, who finds Doc and tells him what happened; suspecting trouble, Doc and Morgan team up to find his friend and rescue him from a gang without notifying Earp.
  • Thu 9/8
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The Reformation of Doc Holliday

S04, E16  (First Aired: Dec. 30, 1958)
At the urging of his wife, Kate, Doc Holliday swears off destructive behavior to prolong his health, but a slew of enemies with grudges to settle descend upon Doc while the reformed outlaw dedicates himself to helping a young couple.
  • Thu 9/8
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A Good Man

S04, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 6, 1959)
When a preacher comes to Dodge City to condemn gambling as sinful and disrupts activities in Ganly's saloon, he eventually finds himself drawn into a poker game against Ganly.
  • Fri 9/9
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Death for a Stolen Horse

S04, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 1959)
Earp and Doc Holliday prevent the men of the Bar-W ranch from lynching suspected horse thief Joe Riva; while Earp investigates the true culprit, Doc plans a scheme with Joe's daughter to take the blame off him.
  • Fri 9/9
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Last Stand at Smoky Hill

S04, E19  (First Aired: Jan. 20, 1959)
Rumors of large buffalo herds prompt Bat and a number of hunters to ride out in search of pelts; Earp learns about a roaming tribe of Apache hunters and heads out to warn Bat, but hostilities quickly break out between the groups.
  • Sat 9/10
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The Muleskinner

S04, E20  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1959)
An old friend of Earp's arrives, finds one of his employees stealing from his saddle and punishes the man harshly until Earp intervenes; Earp tries to show his friend the right way to serve justice, but more transgressions provoke the man's anger.
  • Sat 9/10
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Earp Ain't Wearin' Guns

S04, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1959)
When a Texas gang with a distaste for Northerners causes a ruckus in Dodge City, the leader's daughter convinces Earp to hang up his guns and let his fists do the negotiating.
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Bat Jumps the Reservation

S04, E22  (First Aired: Feb. 10, 1959)
Bat falls for a woman not knowing her involvement in a mob headed for Wyoming; Earp chases after him, following the trail of stolen cattle and dead lawmen the mob leaves in its wake.
  • Sat 9/10
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