Horse Thief 

Wyatt arrests and jails the McLowery brothers for mail robbery. Soon afterwards, however, he is enraged to learn that, because the McLowerys work for Old Man Clanton, they've been released by Sheriff Behan, who's on Clanton's payroll.


Paul Landres


Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Wilda J. Wilson (story editor)


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Episode cast overview:
Hugh O'Brian ... Wyatt Earp
Douglas Fowley ... Doc Holliday
Morgan Woodward ... Shotgun Gibbs
Trevor Bardette ... Old Man Clanton
Steve Brodie ... Sheriff Johnny Behan
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed ... Billy Clanton
Ray Boyle ... Morgan Earp (as Dirk London)
James Seay ... Judge Spicer
Robert Bice ... J. B. Ayers


The news that Earp arrested the McLowery brothers reaches Billy Clanton who tells Old Man Clanton. Billy wants action but the Old Man tells him not to worry about the brothers as they had ignored his orders. Earp arrested the McLowery brothers for mail robbery but before he could obtain a warrant to hold them Sheriff Johnny Behan released them. Billy upset with Earp decides to steal Earp's horse that night but Earp suspecting an ambush doesn't go after him immediately. Billy takes the horse to the Charleston Roadhouse to show off his prize to the Clanton men. The owner Ayres an undercover agent tells Earp who has Ayres inform Old Man Clanton later the next day. Earp trails Billy on his way to Tucson to recover his horse and arrest Billy. He forces Billy to walk back to Tombstone roped and pulled by his horse. He meets Doc, Shotgun, and Morgan on the way back who want to hang Billy there but Earp refuses. He asks Morgan privately to stop listening to Doc's wild ideas for justice. ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 January 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] It was a very difficult task for Marshal Wyatt Earp in 1881 to rid Tombstone of its rustlers, bandits, and killers because they were so numerous. But the job was made even more impossible by Sheriff John Behan, who allied himself with Wyatt's enemies and thwarted Wyatt whenever he could.
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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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