The Pinkertons 

When a man is murdered in Wichita, Earp wants the Newton gang for it but Allen Pinkerton is interfering and more interested in recovering some stolen money. Due to Earp's actions, the Judge at Pinkerton's request takes Earp's badge.


Frank McDonald


Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (story and teleplay)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Hugh O'Brian ... Wyatt Earp
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Allen Pinkerton
Tom Monroe Tom Monroe ... Red Bascomb
Michael Garrett Michael Garrett ... Egan
Richard Alexander ... Crummy Newton
Sam Flint ... Judge Jewett


Mr. Egan reports a man killed in the back room of his Orient Saloon. The unknown man was shot in the face with a shotgun. Earp finds a slip of paper in a pocket with numbers on it that are the combination to the safe in the room. The safe has money in it but Egan denies owning it. He finally tells Earp that he rented the safe to Red Bascomb a member of the Crummy Newton gang. Earp leaves the money as a trap. Allen Pinkerton arrives at Earp's office to tell him and the Judge he is there after the Newton gang but primarily to recover $40,000 that was stolen. The dead man was a Pinkerton man inside the gang. That evening Earp arrests Bascomb returning for the money but later they find the money missing. Against the rules, Earp releases Bascomb to recover the money Pinkerton alleges Earp stole. Bascomb kills Egan to recover the money and holes up in the hotel. The next day when Earp stops Pinkerton from going after Bascomb, the Judge takes his badge but Bascomb gets away with Pinkerton ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

20 March 1956 (USA) See more »

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Wyatt Earp Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: The great Allen Pinkerton won fame as Chief of secret services for Union armies during the Civil War. After that, the detective organization he headed became the scourge of outlaw gangs on the Western frontier. But sometimes, the Pinkertons failed to notify local peace officers of their activities and it was this neglect that brought Pinkerton into conflict with Wyatt Earp. Their mutual enemy was the Crummy Newton gang of train robbers and neither Earp nor Pinkerton would afford to quarrel. Not...
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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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