Requiem for Old Man Clanton 

Wyatt tries to put a stop to ongoing border skirmishes between the Clanton gang and Mexican bandits. He's worried that if Old Man Clanton is killed, a bloody fight for power will erupt among his sons and subordinates.


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
Don Haggerty ... Mort Herrick
Trevor Bardette ... Old Man Clanton
Norman Alden ... Johnny Ringo (as Norm Alden)
William Phipps ... Curly Bill Brocius
Robert Bice ... J.B. Ayres
Gordon Wynn Gordon Wynn ... Colonel Warren
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Don Pedro (as Rodolfo Hoyos)


The Army is pushing to quiet the border wars between the various gangs on each side who rustle cattle. Earp and Doc Holliday are on the road with a new agreement the Army plans to enforce to stop the raids. Earp hopes Old Man Clanton will agree to the treaty in which he agrees to stay on his side of the border. He knows that if Old Man Clanton is killed, Curly Brocius, Johnny Ringo, or the McLowery brothers will take over. They are more likely to kill and cause trouble. Clanton agrees to the treaty as does Don Pedro on the Mexican side. However, Old Man Clanton has a herd on the Mexican side he wants moved quietly. He gives one of his men orders to handle it but the man tells Ringo and Brocius against Clanton's wishes. They send messengers to Don Pedro hoping he will kill Old Man Clanton. Earp learns about it when he captures one of the messengers but is unable to stop Clanton. He and Doc try to reach Old Man Clanton but they fail to make it in time putting the future of Tombstone at ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

30 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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Did You Know?


In real life Old Man Clanton was killed while moving cattle from Mexico on August 12, 1881 about two months before the O.K. Corral fight on October 26. 1881. See more »


Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The relations between Marshal Earp and Old Man Clanton, who was the outlaw chieftain of southeastern Arizona, were marked by cold hostilities. But Wyatt dreaded the day when Clanton would reach the end of every outlaw's trail because he knew that leadership of Clanton's gang would pass to Curley Brocius and John Ringo - a bloodthirsty murderer and an alcoholic psychopath - or to the McLowery Brothers, another pair of deadly killers.
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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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