Wyatt Earp has been buffalo hunting and wants to settle down on a cattle ranch but has been asked by the elderly Sheriff Whitney to take his job as Sheriff of Ellsworth, Kansas. Earp bails young Bat Masterson out of jail, recovers the money he lost in a crooked card game, and runs the crooks out of town but refuses to take the Sheriff job. However, when drunk Bill Thompson kills the sheriff in cold blood Earp tries the job but a crooked judge puts him and Bat in jail. The editor of the local paper forces the judge and new crooked sheriff to resign when he threatens to tell the Governor what they are doing. Earp is then forced to gun down three of the Thompson men and decides to take the sheriff job after all.Written by
This is the only episode that the title song, Life & Legend Of Wyatt Earp Theme, is sung differently to the others. Different wording and a lot longer. See more »
This is the beginning of the story of Wyatt Earp, the greatest of the all-fighting Peace Officers - a real Western hero. So great was his character and so complete his skill of living with danger that he became a legend in his own lifetime. In the hard world of the Western frontier, with all its bad men and outlaws, Wyatt Earp became a peace maker. As a Marshal, he went up against the worst of them, and the stories they tell about him are doubly fabulous because they're true....
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