Hiding Behind a Star 

Earp needs new deputies so Doc Holliday recommends his former brother-in-law for the job even though his sister-in-law hates Doc. She doesn't think her hot-tempered husband is a good fit but when he mentions framing Doc she agrees.


Paul Landres


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Episode cast overview:
Hugh O'Brian ... Wyatt Earp
Douglas Fowley ... Doc Holliday
Damian O'Flynn ... Dr. Goodfellow
Stacy Harris ... Mayor John Clum
James Seay ... Judge Spicer
Gloria Talbott ... Martha Connell
James Griffith ... Tim Connell
Roy Engel ... Zack Herrick
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Spangenberg


With Shotgun Gibbs gone, Earp needs new deputies to help. Doc Holliday recommends Tim Connell who is married to Doc's ex-sister-in-law Martha. Earp gives Tim training on how to handle suspects emphasizing the need to minimize hurting anyone. He gives Tim the job but when Tim tells Martha she warns Tim he may not be suited to the job due to his hot temper which flares up as he threatens her giving her no choice. On the job Tim notices three Circle H cowhands who don't tie their horses properly. He forces them to retie the horses and buffaloes them with his pistol putting them in the hospital. Everyone including Mayor Clum and the cowhand's boss boss Zack Herrick want Tim punished. Herrick brings in an outside gunman to punish Tim. Tim realizing his wife hates Doc, decides to frame Doc for killing the gunman. Tim and Martha claim Doc fired the fatal shot. Earp does a background check on the Connells plus he has the local gunsmith try a new ballistics test to determine who fired the ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

23 May 1961 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Wyatt Earp Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Because he was opposed to brutality or vicious physical behavior as a matter of principle, Marshal Wyatt Earp had a long established rule that his Deputies must never use unnecessary force when making arrests. When he hired Tim Connell, Wyatt expected him to follow the rules.
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The Legend Of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers
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