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Wyatt Earp (Character)
from Tombstone (1993)

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Tombstone (1993)
Curly Bill: [takes a bill with Wyatt's signature from a customer and throws it on the faro table] Wyatt Earp, huh? I heard of you.
Ike Clanton: Listen, Mr. Kansas Law Dog. Law don't go around here. Savvy?
Wyatt Earp: I'm retired.
Curly Bill: Good. That's real good.
Ike Clanton: Yeah, that's good, Mr. Law Dog, 'cause law don't go around here.
Wyatt Earp: I heard you the first time.
[flips a card]
Wyatt Earp: Winner to the King, five hundred dollars.
Curly Bill: Shut up, Ike.
Johnny Ringo: [Ringo steps up to Doc] And you must be Doc Holliday.
Doc Holliday: That's the rumor.
Johnny Ringo: You retired too?
Doc Holliday: Not me. I'm in my prime.
Johnny Ringo: Yeah, you look it.
Doc Holliday: And you must be Ringo. Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darling? Should I hate him?
Kate: You don't even know him.
Doc Holliday: Yes, but there's just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don't know, reminds me of... me. No. I'm sure of it, I hate him.
Wyatt Earp: [to Ringo] He's drunk.
Doc Holliday: In vino veritas.
["In wine is truth" meaning: "When I'm drinking, I speak my mind"]
Johnny Ringo: Age quod agis.
["Do what you do" meaning: "Do what you do best"]
Doc Holliday: Credat Judaeus apella, non ego.
["The Jew Apella may believe it, not I" meaning: "I don't believe drinking is what I do best."]
Johnny Ringo: [pats his gun] Eventus stultorum magister.
["Events are the teachers of fools" meaning: "Fools have to learn by experience"]
Doc Holliday: [gives a Cheshire cat smile] In pace requiescat.
["Rest in peace" meaning: "It's your funeral!"]
Tombstone Marshal Fred White: Come on boys. We don't want any trouble in here. Not in any language.
Doc Holliday: Evidently Mr. Ringo's an educated man. Now I really hate him.

Wyatt Earp: [to Ike Clanton] You die first, get it? Your friends might get me in a rush, but not before I make your head into a canoe, you understand me?

Wyatt Earp: I spent my whole life not knowing what I want out of it, just chasing my tail. Now for the first time I know exactly what I want and who... that's the damnable misery of it.

Doc Holliday: What did you ever want?
Wyatt Earp: Just to live a normal life.
Doc Holliday: There's no normal life, Wyatt, it's just life. Get on with it.
Wyatt Earp: Don't know how.
Doc Holliday: Sure you do. Say goodbye to me. Go grab that spirited actress and make her your own. Take that beauty from it, don't look back. Live every second. Live right on to the end. Live Wyatt. Live for me. Wyatt, if you were ever my friend - if ya ever had even the slightest of feelin' for me, leave now. Leave now... Please.
Wyatt Earp: Thanks for always being there, Doc.

Doc Holliday: It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Wyatt Earp: Doc you're not a hypocrite, you just like to sound like one.

Wyatt Earp: How are you?
Doc Holliday: I'm dying, how are you?

Wyatt Earp: All right, Clanton... you called down the thunder, well now you've got it! You see that?
[pulls open his coat, revealing a badge]
Wyatt Earp: It says United States Marshal!
Ike Clanton: [terrified, pleading] Wyatt, please, I...
Wyatt Earp: [referring to Stilwell, laying dead] Take a good look at him, Ike... 'cause that's how you're gonna end up!
[shoves Ike down roughly with his boot]
Wyatt Earp: The Cowboys are finished, you understand? I see a red sash, I kill the man wearin' it!
[lets Ike up to run for his life]
Wyatt Earp: So run, you cur... RUN! Tell all the other curs the law's comin'!
[shouts]
Wyatt Earp: You tell 'em I'M coming... and hell's coming with me, you hear?...
[louder]
Wyatt Earp: Hell's coming with me!

Josephine: I'm a woman, I like men. If that means I'm not "lady-like", then I guess I'm just not a lady! At least I'm honest.
Wyatt Earp: You're different. No arguin' that. But you're a lady alright. I'd take my oath on it.

Wyatt Earp: From now on I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it. So run you cur. And tell the other curs the law is coming. You tell 'em I'm coming! And Hell's coming with me you hear! Hell's coming with me!

[Wyatt Earp has just found out that the devil in a play was performed by a woman]
Wyatt Earp: Well, I'll be damned.
Doc Holliday: You may indeed, if you get lucky.

Wyatt Earp: What makes a man like Ringo, Doc? What makes him do the things he does?
Doc Holliday: A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it.
Wyatt Earp: What does he need?
Doc Holliday: Revenge.
Wyatt Earp: For what?
Doc Holliday: Bein' born.

Wyatt Earp: You gonna do somethin'? Or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?

Wyatt Earp: You skin that smoke wagon and we'll see what happens!
Johnny Tyler: Listen mister, I'm getting awful tired of your...
[Wyatt slaps him]
Wyatt Earp: Are you gonna do something? Or just stand there and bleed?

Frank Stillwell: [Stillwell and Ike are planning to ambush the Earps at the train station] That's Virgil there with the women.
Ike Clanton: He's mine, understand?
Frank Stillwell: [Cocking his rifle] Hey Mattie! Where's Wyatt?
Wyatt Earp: Right behind you, Stillwell.
[Shoots Stillwell as he turns around]

Wyatt Earp: I did my duty, now I'd like to get on with my life. I'm going to Tombstone.
Crawley Dake: Ah, I see. To strike it rich. Well, all right, that's fine. Tell you one thing, though... I never saw a rich man who didn't wind up with a guilty conscience.
Wyatt Earp: Already got a guilty conscience. Might as well have the money, too. Good day, now.

Wyatt Earp: Fight's commenced! Get to fightin' or get away!

Wyatt Earp: I just want you to know it's over between us.
Curly Bill: Well... bye.
Johnny Ringo: Smell that, Bill? Smells like someone died.

Wyatt Earp: [Tyler reaches for his gun] Go ahead, skin it! Skin that smokewagon and see what happens...
Johnny Tyler: [pauses, scared] M-mister, I'm gettin' tired of your...
Wyatt Earp: [slaps Tyler across the face, unafraid] I'm gettin' tired of all your gas, now jerk that pistol and go to work!
Wyatt Earp: [slaps him harder, now completely steely-eyed] I said throw down, boy!

Wyatt Earp: You could have been busted up back there, or killed.
Josephine Marcus: Fun, though, wasn't it?
Wyatt Earp: You'd die for fun?
Josephine Marcus: Wouldn't you?

Wyatt Earp: Sheriff Behan, have you met Doc Holliday?
Doc Holliday: Piss on you, Wyatt.

Johnny Tyler: You run your mouth awful reckless for a man that don't go heeled.
Wyatt Earp: No need to go heeled to get the bulge on a tub like you.

Wyatt Earp: In all that time workin' those cow towns, I was only ever mixed up in one shootin', just one! But a man lost his life and I took it! You don't know how that feels, and believe me boy, you don't ever want to know. Not ever!

Wyatt Earp: I don't think I'll let you arrest us today, Behan.

Wyatt Earp: You're the only person I can afford to loose to any more. How we feelin' today doc?
Doc Holliday: I'm dyin', how are you?
Wyatt Earp: Pretty much the same.

Wyatt Earp: How many cards do you want?
Doc Holliday: I don't want to play any more.
Wyatt Earp: How many?
Doc Holliday: Damn it, you're the most fallible, stubborn, self-deluded, bullheaded man I've ever known in my entire life.
Wyatt Earp: I call.
[looks at Doc's cards]
Wyatt Earp: You win.
Doc Holliday: You're the only human being in my entire life that ever gave me hope...

Wyatt Earp: How the hell did we get ourselves into this?

Sheriff John Behan: You are all under arrest.
Wyatt Earp: I don't think I'm going to allow you to arrest us today, Behan.

Johnny Ringo: [waiting by an oak tree for Wyatt Earp for a showdown, he believes the person approaching is Wyatt] Well,I didn't think ya had it in you.
Doc Holliday: I'm your huckleberry.
[Ringo is startled that it's Holliday and not Wyatt]
Doc Holliday: Why, Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave.
Johnny Ringo: Fight's not with you, Holliday.
Doc Holliday: I'll beg to differ, sir. We started a game we never got to finish. Play for blood, remember?
Johnny Ringo: I was just foolin' about.
Doc Holliday: I wasn't. And this time...
[opens his coat to reveal a U.S. Deputy Marshal Badge]
Doc Holliday: ... it's legal.
Johnny Ringo: All right, lunger. Let's do it.
Doc Holliday: [they both start moving in circles slowly into position for a showdown, staring at each other without blinking] Say when.
Doc Holliday: [they both draw but Holliday is a tad quicker and shoots Ringo in the head and Ringo struggles to stay standing and finally falls] Poor soul. You were just too high-strung.
[Holliday places the badge on Ringo's corpse]
Doc Holliday: [Holliday hears running footsteps and turns to see Wyatt Earp approaching] I'm afraid the strain was more than he could bear. Oh, I wasn't quite as sick as I made out.
Wyatt Earp: Good God.
[knells to examine Ringo and picks up the badge]
Doc Holliday: My hypocrisy goes only so far.
Wyatt Earp: All right. Let's finish it.
Doc Holliday: Indeed, sir. The last charge of Wyatt Earp and his immortals

Wyatt Earp: How we feelin' today, Doc?
Doc Holliday: I'm dying. How are you?
Wyatt Earp: Pretty much the same.

Morgan Earp: It said that a lot of people, when they die, they see this light. Like in a tunnel. They say it's the light leadin' you to heaven.
Wyatt Earp: Really? Well, what about hell? They got a sign there or what?

Wyatt Earp: [Before the shootout at the OK Corral] "It's not your problem, Doc, you don't have to mix up in this."
Doc Holliday: [Offeneded] "That is a hell of a thing for you to say to me."

Wyatt Earp: [to Josephine Marcus] I have nothing left, nothing to give you, I have no pride, no dignity, no money, I don't even know how we'll make a living, but I promise I'll love you the rest of your life
[they kiss]

Wyatt Earp: [Vigil has agreed to become Tombstone's town marshall, upsetting Wyatt] What in the hell are you doin'? I told you we weren't gettin' involved!
Virgil Earp: You got us involved when you brought us here.
Wyatt Earp: Now you hold on a minute, Virg!
Virgil Earp: Hold on nothin'! I walk around this town and look these people in the eyes. It's just like someone's slappin' me in the face! These people are afraid to walk down the street, and I'm tryin' to make money off that like some goddamn vulture! If we're gonna have a future in this town, it's gotta have some law and order!
Wyatt Earp: Don't do this to me!
Virgil Earp: It's got nothin' to do with you! It's got to do wi...
Wyatt Earp: Nothin' to do with me? I'm your brother, for Christ's sake! God, I don't believe this!
[to Morgan]
Wyatt Earp: Talk to him, will you? Or hit him!
[Morgan sheepishly shows Wyatt his deputy badge under his coat]
Wyatt Earp: Ah, God, don't tell me!
Morgan Earp: Like you said, Wyatt, we're brothers. Gotta back your brother's play. Just did like I figured you would.

Wyatt Earp: Okay, fine. Say you're right, say you don't get yourself killed. There's somethin' else. All those years I worked those cow towns, I was only ever mixed up in one shootin', just one. But a man lost his life, and I took it. You don't know how that feels, Morg. Believe me, boy, you don't ever wanna know. Not ever.


Wyatt Earp (1994)
Wyatt Earp: You been a good friend to me, Doc.
Doc Holliday: Shut up.

Wyatt Earp: You'd be doing me a favor if you called me Wyatt or Earp, but not both.

Wyatt Earp: What's wrong with you?
Doc Holliday: What is wrong with me? What have you got? I am dying of tuberculosis. I sleep with the nastiest whore in Kansas. Everyone who knows me hates me, and every morning I wake up surprised that I have to spend another day in this piss-hole world. (To onlookers) All you can kiss my rebel dick!
Wyatt Earp: Not everyone who knows you hates you, Doc.
Doc Holliday: I know it's not always easy being my friend, but I'll be there when you need me.

Doc Holliday: Wyatt, you ever wonder why we been a part of so many unfortunate incidents, yet we're still walking around? I have figured it out. It's nothing much, just luck. And you know why it's nothing much Wyatt? Because it doesn't matter much whether we are here today or not. I wake up every morning looking in the face of Death, and you know what? He ain't half bad. I think the secret old Mr. Death is holding is that it's better for some of us over on the other side. I know it can't be any worse for me. Maybe that's the place for your Maddie. For some people, this world ain't ever gonna be right.
[Wyatt takes his first drink for many years]
Wyatt Earp: Is that supposed to let me off the hook?
Doc Holliday: There is no hook my friend. There's only what we do.

[Just before the confrontation at the OK Corral]
Clem Hafford: Is there gonna be a fight, Wyatt?
Wyatt Earp: I think there must be.

Wyatt Earp: Mister, I've been in a really bad mood for the last few years, so I'd appreciate it if you'd just leave me alone.

Doc Holliday: What do you want to do?
Wyatt Earp: Kill them all.

Frank Stillwell: No-o-o-o...!
Wyatt Earp: [shoots him] ... yes!

Wyatt Earp: [immediately after returning to Dodge City] My name's Wyatt Earp... it all ends *now*!

Wyatt Earp: [Firing shotgun in air, blocking advancing Clemmens Crew] I'm Wyatt Earp!
Cowboy #1: Who the fuck is Wyatt Earp?
Cowboy #2: Just some asshole, I expect.
Morgan Earp: [after striking Cowboy #2 over head with his pistol] He's the asshole who enforces the law!

Doc Holliday: Do you believe in friendship, Wyatt Earp?
Wyatt Earp: [nods head silently]
Doc Holliday: So do I. Do you have many friends?
Wyatt Earp: [shakes head 'no' silently]
Doc Holliday: Neither do I.
[indicates Shanssey]
Doc Holliday: John here has been a good friend to me when many others would not. *Dave Rutabagh* is an ignorant scoundrel! I disapprove of his very existence. I considered ending it myself on several occasions, but... self-control always got the better of me.
[takes a slug of whiskey]
Doc Holliday: Besides, I'm a sporting man. I'm not a killer.
[goes into a coughing fit]

Bessie Earp: We are your wives. Don't we ever count more than the damn brothers?
Wyatt Earp: No, Bessie, you don't. Wives come and go, that's the plain truth of it. They run off. They die.


Hour of the Gun (1967)
[first lines]
[The Earps and Doc Holliday approach the O.K. Corral]
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: Ike Clanton, Andy Warshaw, Latigo, Curly Joe Brocious... Who's in the corral, Virg?
Marshal Virgil Earp: Billy Clanton and the McLowerys.

County Sheriff Jimmy Bryan: You're under arrest.
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: For what?
County Sheriff Jimmy Bryan: Murder
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: Not today, tomorrow or ever. You have no jurisdiction in the city of Tombstone. Even if you did you couldn't make it stick.
Frank Stilwell: We got enough men behind us to make it stick.
[Doc cocks his shotgun]
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Stilwell, if you so much as turn your head towards those men, you'll be laying in the horse manure with your friends.

John P. Clum: Wyatt, the law won't work when part of it is ignored because everyone is either bought off or terrified.
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: Then I'll enforce the part that does work!

[the murder charges against Clanton's gang have been thrown out]
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: I don't want to hear a word out of you.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I'm just educating myself. I've never been on the right side of the law before. I want to see how much good it does you when you are.

[the mortally wounded Morgan Earp whispers in Wyatt's ear]
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: What did he say?
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: When we were kids, we used to argue about whether when you were dying, your whole life flashed in front of you or not. He said, "It ain't so, Wyatt."

Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Well, you got the first gun for your posse.
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: Did you hear the part about "no funds available"?
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I hear the Chamber of Commerce has put up $20,000 reward money.
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: For arrest and conviction, not dead or alive. Not your style, Doc.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: For that kind of money, I can be as law abiding as, ah, you are.

[Wyatt re-introduces Doc to the Tucson sheriff]
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: You know Doc Holliday. Sherm McMasters.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: You were the arresting officer when I shot Long Nose Ernie here in '74.
Tucson Sheriff Sherman McMasters: That's right.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Good to see you.

Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: You gonna be all right?
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Except for a slight dying spell.

Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: I don't care about the rules anymore. I'm not that much of a hypocrite.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: The whole thing is hypocrisy. The rules they tack on today that unless you're wearing that badge or a soldier's uniform, you can't kill. But they're the only rules there are. They are more important to you than you think. Play it that way, Wyatt, or you'll destroy yourself.

Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: You got some kind of plan?
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: I have.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Want to tell me about it?
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: We take whoever gets in our way.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: You call that a plan?
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: You got a better one?

Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: A man's life... for fifty dollars. I'm gonna give you a chance to make another fifty dolars.
Andy Warshaw: I don't want such a chance.
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: My men will stay back. I'm gonna count one, two, three. You can draw on two - I'll wait to three. If you get me, my boys won't bother you.

Horace Sullivan: Just a moment, Your Honor. I should like to reexamine the defendant.
Horace Sullivan: [as Earp sits in the witness chair] Wyatt, did malice move you against the Clanton group?
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: No.
Horace Sullivan: Would you tell the court what did?
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: The Clanton group was armed and made threats of death and violence against us. It was our duty as sworn peace officers to disarm and arrest them. I would disarm and arrest General Ulysses S. Grant if he appeared on the streets of Tombstone under those circumstances.
County Sheriff Jimmy Bryan: Wyatt, I told you before you went down to the corral that I had met with the Clanton group and they agreed to leave town peaceably.
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: Bryan, you take bribes. You're a thief, a liar, and a disgrace to your office. I wouldn't take your word if you swore to it on your mother's grave.
County Sheriff Jimmy Bryan: You'll live to regret that.


Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [to Billy Clanton] You think you're pretty tough, don't ya, son? I never knew a gunslinger yet so tough he lived to celebrate his 35th birthday. I learned one rule about gunslingers. There's always a man faster on the draw than you are, and the more you use a gun, the sooner you're gonna run into that man.

Wyatt Earp: Look, Holliday, as long as I'm the law here, not one of those cowpokes is going to cross that deadline with a gun. I don't care if his name *is* Shanghai Pierce.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Well spoken. I'll repeat those words at your funeral.

Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I'm a gambler. Money's just a tool of my trade.
Wyatt Earp: Of course, you will guarantee you won't lose.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I never lose. You see, poker's played by desperate men who cherish money. I don't lose because I have nothing to lose, including my life.

Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [after shooting a few antagonists] Anybody else want to try their luck?
Wyatt Earp: [Herding the arrested cowboys to jail] Get moving! - Keep moving, all of ya!
Johnny Ringo: [Holding his wounded arm] All right, Doc.
[In a threatening tone]
Johnny Ringo: We ain't finished yet!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: You would have been, but I felt in a charitable mood tonight.

Cotton Wilson: There's $20,000 in it for you - cash!
Wyatt Earp: $20,000! The wages of sin are rising!
Cotton Wilson: $20,00 against a six foot hole in Boot Hill or a $20 a month pension - IF you live long enough to collect it.

Wyatt Earp: We'd like you to come to the wedding, Doc, - if it doesn't interfere with your poker.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I'm not good at weddings - only funerals. Deal me out.

Wyatt Earp: Hold up your right hand. Do you solemnly swear to uphold... oh, this is ridiculous. You're deputized. Grab some gear, I'll get the horses.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Wait a minute, don't I get to wear a tin star?
Wyatt Earp: Not on your life!

Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Want a gun hand?
Wyatt Earp: You? No, thanks.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I do handle them pretty well. The only trouble is, those best able to testify to my aim aren't around for comment.

Wyatt Earp: All gunfighters are lonely. They live in fear. They die without a dime, a woman or a friend.

Wyatt Earp: There's a stage for Abilene in the morning. I want you to be on it.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Can't. The marshal of Abilene sent me here.

Wyatt Earp: You can stay and you can play on one condition: no knives, no guns and no killings.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: No knives, no guns, no killings.
Wyatt Earp: That's it.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: You have my word as a gentleman.


My Darling Clementine (1946)
Wyatt Earp: Sure is a hard town for a fella to have a quiet game o' poker in.

[At his brother's grave]
Wyatt Earp: 1864, 1882. 18 years. You didn't get much of a chance did you James? I wrote to Pa and Cory Sue. They're gonna be all busted up over it. Cory Sue's young, but Pa. I guess he'll never get over it. I'll be comin' out to see you regular James. So will Morg and Virg. I'm gonna be around here for a while. Can't tell. Maybe when we leave this country young kids like you will be able to grow up and live safe.

Wyatt Earp: Mac, you ever been in love?
Mac: No, I've been a bartender all me life.

Wyatt Earp: I've heard a lot about you, too, Doc. You left your mark around in Deadwood, Denver and places. In fact, a man could almost follow your trail goin' from graveyard to graveyard.
Doc Holliday: There's one here, too... the biggest graveyard west of the Rockies. Marshals and I usually get along much better when we understand that right away.

Wyatt Earp: Sure is rough-looking country. Ain't no cow country. Mighty different where I come from. What do they call this place?
Old Man Clanton: Just over the rise there. Big town... called Tombstone.

[Chihuahua has just been seriously wounded]
Wyatt Earp: Mac, you and Buck go down and clean up the saloon. Put a couple of tables together and put some lights around 'em. Doc, you're going to operate.

Clementine Carter: I love your town in the morning, Marshal. The air is so clean and clear... the scent of the desert flower.
Wyatt Earp: That's me... barber.

[after the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral, Wyatt refuses to shoot Old Man Clanton]
Old Man Clanton: My boys... Ike! Sam! Phin! Billy!
Wyatt Earp: They're dead. I ain't gonna kill you. I hope you live a hundred years... so you'll feel just a little what my pa's gonna feel. Now get out of town - start wandering!

[as Wyatt is leaving the hotel after taking the marshal's job, he meets Clanton and his sons]
Wyatt Earp: I'm the fella with the trail herd, remember?
Old Man Clanton: Oh, sure, I remember you.
Wyatt Earp: You was right. I didn't get very far with 'em. They was rustled this evening.
Old Man Clanton: That so? Well, that's too bad.
[Wyatt starts out the door]
Old Man Clanton: I guess you'll be headin' for California, huh?
Wyatt Earp: No, I figured on stickin' around awhile. Got myself a job.
Old Man Clanton: Cowpunching?
Wyatt Earp: Marshalin'.
Old Man Clanton: Marshalln'? In Tombstone?
[laughs]
Old Man Clanton: Well... good luck to ya, Mister...?
Wyatt Earp: Earp. Wyatt Earp.

[last lines]
Wyatt Earp: Ma'am, I sure like that name... Clementine.

Doc Holliday: I see we're in opposite camps, Marshal. Draw!
[Draws gun on Wyatt Earp, bar goes quiet]
Wyatt Earp: [Pulls open his vest showing he is unarmed] Can't...
Doc Holliday: We can take care of that easily enough. Mac...!
Wyatt Earp: [Virgil Earp slides pistol to Wyatt, who picks it up and examines it] Brother Morg's gun.
[Slides gun back to Morgan, Doc turns to see Morgan pick up pistol and holster it. Doc holsters his pistol as well]
Wyatt Earp: Big one, that's Morg. The other one, that good lookin' fella, that's my brother Virg. Doc Holliday, fellas!
Morgan Earp: [Smiling] Hiya, Doc!
Virgil Earp: Howdy.
Doc Holliday: Howdy!
[Looks back at Wyatt, who smiles, then back at Morgan and Virgil]
Doc Holliday: Have a drink!
[Tension in bar breaks, music starts again]
Morgan Earp: Don't mind if I do, Doc!
[Slaps Doc on back]


Sunset (1988)
Tom Mix: I fell in love with a beautiful woman who believed a man was not a complete lover unless he knew how to tango.
Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: She didn't give you much choice.
Tom Mix: I took lessons for years.
Wyatt Earp: And what was this young lady's vocation?
Tom Mix: She was a tango instructor.

Wyatt Earp: Let's find out, you son of a bitch. Draw!
Captain Blackworth: My men will cut you to pieces.
Wyatt Earp: Not before I shoot out your eyes.
[They glare at each other. People move away]
Captain Blackworth: Another time.
[nods]
Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: Would you really have shot him?
Wyatt Earp: No.
Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: Why not?
Wyatt Earp: I'm not packing a gun.

Wyatt Earp: How come you told Cheryl where I'm staying?
Tom Mix: Because she asked. And I figured if she asked you, you'd tell her.

Tom Mix: She's a grand girl.
Wyatt Earp: She's a grand 26 year old girl. I could have done myself permanent injury.

Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: Will you sleep with me?
Wyatt Earp: Cheryl, I'm old enough to be your father.
Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: Wyatt, you're old enough to be my grandfather. Now answer the question.

Tom Mix: Wait a minute, Wyatt, there's something we gotta get sorted out here. I threatened to rope him behind my horse and drag him, then you waltz in pretty as you please and threaten to kill him. I don't like being out-threatened.
Wyatt Earp: Sorry. Won't happen again.

Wyatt Earp: It's all true, give or take a lie or two.

Wyatt Earp: Martha Jane Canary was a dear and selfless woman, but she looked like an unmade bed. This young lady's far to pretty.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Bat Masterson Again (#1.33)" (1956)
[instructing Bat Masterson on the art of gunfighting]
Wyatt Earp: You lose a lot of time reachin' up to it. Now lower you holster until the girps just touch the palms of your hands as they hang naturally.

Wyatt Earp: You're plenty fast enough, but you're telegraphing. A gunfighter who hasn't had too much experience usually starts the draw with his eyes. He either blinks 'em or narrows 'em and lets the order that his brain has given to his hand show in his face. And the shoulder muscles tense and his hand makes just a little move to get closer to that fun grip.

Wyatt Earp: But your main fault is that you're watchin' my hand... Never mind his hand, just keep your eye on the spot you want your bullet to go.

Wyatt Earp: A shoulder shot is aimed just a hand's length fromt he breast bone. You hit just below the collar bone. Now the bullet paralyzes the brachial plexus nerve and the impact spins you man off balance and he falls.

Wyatt Earp: Your eyes stay focused on this spot as your gunsight comes up. The instant that gunsight reaches the lower portion of the spot, you fire - but not before.

Wyatt Earp: Take your time. It's important to draw fast and get off the first shot, but it's much more important to have your bullet go where you want it to go.

Wyatt Earp: If you're hit and you go down, you gotta kill him in the next instant or you'll be killed. It's your life or his - aim right at his heart.


"Bat Masterson: The Fatal Garment (#3.33)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: Well, Bat, looks like everything's back to normal. The sheriff's back on the job again. I got my $13,000 back and Browder's heading for the state peniteniary.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Again. And you're disillusioned with women.
Wyatt Earp: Again. I said everything's back to normal. I wonder what the Mexican authorities will do with her.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: It all depends on how hard they fall for flattery.

Wyatt Earp: Bat, do you realize that was the third robbery attempt?
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Well, you were right about El Paso, Wyatt. When it starts to cook, it boils.
Wyatt Earp: You think it boils here, wait until you ride across the border to Juarez.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: No thanks, I prefer a nice, peaceful American burial.

Wyatt Earp: Any luck?
Wyatt Earp: None. They scattered in all directions. They had it all figured out.
Wyatt Earp: Fine. By now they're counting my 13,000 dollars.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Unlucky number, unlucky you.

Wyatt Earp: I thought maybe one of your customers...
Elena: These people? They don't know outlaws.
Wyatt Earp: No matter, we'll find 'em... but, I'm beginning to think it will be later, not sooner.

Elena: Promise me you'll bring Bat with you next time you come.
Wyatt Earp: Well now, I'm not so sure that's a good idea. I'll think about it.
Elena: Well, why don't you think about it and come back tonight. I won't be so busy.
Wyatt Earp: Well, that's the kind of thinkin' I'm good at.

[while returning from Elena's cantina, Wyatt is savagely beaten by outlaws]
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Looks like your senorita plays a little rough.
Wyatt Earp: For some reason, I'm not in a joshin' mood. I located 'em.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: In Juarez?
Wyatt Earp: No, down near the border. They took my gun, my horse and your shirt. Well, when do we get started... Bat, did you hear me?
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Yeah, I heard... and now I know which set of tracks to follow.

[reading newspaper]
Wyatt Earp: "Bandit wears Bat Masterson's $1300 shirt." You know what they're calling him now? "El Camiso" - The Shirt - 'cause he's wearin' your shirt.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Well, now it's time to go fishing.
Wyatt Earp: Do you care to tell me about your big plan, Mr. Masterson, or don't you trust me?
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Oh, I trust you, Mr. Earp. I just don't want to hear you bellow. Now, let's see how good I am at guessing games.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wyatt's Decision (#5.4)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: Well, Miss Clanton, you're a strange mixture. Your father is just about everything that's wrong with Tombstone and this part of Pima County. He's a rustler and a killer.
Emma Clanton: Stop it!
Wyatt Earp: You can't make up your mind if you're a sure enough Clanton and a you're just a girl who happened to be born a Clanton.

Judge Griskam: And you, Deputy, you better just be a little more careful after this. Mr. Clanton and his cowboys are good, honest citizens. Just member that, sonny boy.
[Wyatt throws the contents of an ink well in Judge Griskam's face]
Judge Griskam: Sheriff, I charge this man with bodily assault!
Sheriff Charlie Shibell: You arrest him, Judge.
Wyatt Earp: I wish you'd do that.

Wyatt Earp: Shouldn't the Clantons be arrested?
Sheriff Charlie Shibell: Not by Fred White, no. He's only a fair hand with a gun. Here's a deputy's star. If you want to arrest them, pin it on.
Wyatt Earp: Sheriff, all I want to do is leave Tombstone.
Sheriff Charlie Shibell: All right. I'll get a posse and escort you to Benson.
Wyatt Earp: No, sir. I don't need a posse.
Sheriff Charlie Shibell: That's the only way you'll get to the railroad alive.
Wyatt Earp: I can't do that and you know it. Sheriff, you're dealin' from the bottom of the deck.
Sheriff Charlie Shibell: Yes I am! The Citizens' Safety Counsel here needs good young peace officers. You're young and you're good.

[last lines]
Doc Holliday: I'll help you, Wyatt, but I'll never wear a star.
Wyatt Earp: You don't have to wear the star. I'll deputize you only when there's trouble.
Doc Holliday: Me a Johnny Law?
Wyatt Earp: That's right, but you don't have to wear the star. You can keep it in your pocket.
Doc Holliday: If anybody called me Deputy Holliday, I'd kill him. Why the very sound of it just about...
Emma Clanton: Marshal Earp! Papa wants to know if you're leavin' town by sundown.
Wyatt Earp: Well, you tell him no, Miss Emma.
Emma Clanton: You're a fool. Do you want to leave in a coffin?
Wyatt Earp: I haven't ordered one.
Emma Clanton: Oh. And as for you, Doctor Holliday, you keep associatin' with him and you'll get it, too.
Doc Holliday: [to Wyatt] The star, please. You can just drop it in my pocket.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wyatt Meets Doc Holliday (#2.33)" (1957)
[Doc's quick thinking saves Wyatt from being shot in the back]
Wyatt Earp: Your gun, sir.
Doc Holliday: Thank you.
Wyatt Earp: I should be thanking you, Doctor Holliday. You pulled me out of a kind of tight spot.
Doc Holliday: You can't be a formal patient of mine.
Wyatt Earp: No, sir.
Doc Holliday: I thought not. My patients hate me.

Doc Holliday: Hold on. What's your name?
Wyatt Earp: Wyatt Earp.
Doc Holliday: [chuckles] And all the time I thought it was a fluke shot you threw at Skunky. Handsome, fast with a gun and in the best of health. Get out of my sight, sir.

Doc Holliday: I was talking to Bill Tilghman about you a couple of months ago. He called you, "Deacon Earp".
Wyatt Earp: Well, they elected me deacon of the church to keep order.
Doc Holliday: The law seems to be your religion.

[last lines]
John Shanssey: Now don't you have nothin' to do with him in Dodge, Wyatt.
Wyatt Earp: Oh, I suspect I'll be seein' a lot of Doctor Holliday.
John Shanssey: Mother of Heaven, why?
Wyatt Earp: I think we'll be friends.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Tombstone (#5.3)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] When Wyatt Earp headed for Tombstone, he was riding toward the toughest town in the American West - a town built on one of the richest silver deposits ever discovered. In Tombstone, a miner was shot in the back for a few bags of silver ore. Immigrant miners fought outlaw cowboys on Allen Street. Violence ruled Tombstone which had but one peace officer. An effort was made to blow up the city jail as a gesture of contempt for the dirty politics in Tombstone.

[last lines]
[Wyatt shoots the gun from the hand of a would-be assassin]
Dick Gird: Well, you're Wyatt Earp, all right. I'll tell my boys the fighting's over.
Wyatt Earp: [to the wounded man] Come on. You ain't hit that bad.
Doc Holliday: [to Dick] Maybe it's just begun.
Dick Gird: What makes you think so? We miners made a mistake about him, Mr. Holliday. We won't bother him again.
Doc Holliday: Can you vouch for the Clantons, too?
Dick Gird: They won't start anything without a reason.
Doc Holliday: The Deacon has the miserable character of a man who can't turn his back on evil - and Tombstone is evil.
Wyatt Earp: Well, Doc, I ain't gonna be here that long.

[first lines]
Doc Holliday: Tombstone is four miles by the left fork... but I guess my poker game in Gaheyville could wait.
Wyatt Earp: Well, I doubt that, Doctor. Anyway, I'm goin' into Tombstone alone.
Doc Holliday: Takin' off your guns?
Wyatt Earp: That's right. You hang on to 'em or me, will you?
Doc Holliday: If you're goin' in alone, you better keep 'em.
Wyatt Earp: No, sir. I'm goin' into Tombstone as the land agent of The Earp Brothers Incorporated. I'm not a marshal any more. Anyway, an unarmed stranger is a lot safer than a fellow totin' guns.
Doc Holliday: Wyatt, in Tombstone, they don't care if a man is totin' guns or not - they just shoot 'em in the back, then they search his body and see what they can steal.
Wyatt Earp: [handing Doc his rifle] Yeah. I almost forgot that. Hang on to that for me, will you? So long, Doc.
Doc Holliday: You stubborn ox! You'll find out, and soon, when you meet up with the Clantons!

[Wyatt emerges from a mine shaft and nearly shoots Doc Holliday]
Doc Holliday: Wyatt, what are you doin' - minin' or fighin'?
Wyatt Earp: I've been fightin'. Where have you been and where are my guns?
Doc Holliday: Got 'em right here. Is the fight still goin' on or did you get selfish?
Wyatt Earp: What, with three thousand miners? If you want to do some fightin', there's still plenty left.


Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Wyatt Earp: Say, you're the doctor around here. How come I always have to perform all the complicated operations?
Doc Holliday: You know I am a dentist, not a doctor. Wait until somebody shoot him in the teeth.

Miss Plantagenet: You thought this was the prettiest dress you ever saw. Why, you couldn't take your eyes off it.
Wyatt Earp: Well now, that was when I was ten high. Now I'm ace high.

Doc Holliday: Forgive me, mademoiselle.
Miss Plantagenet: What the hell kind of talk is that?
Wyatt Earp: Now, as I understand it, a mademoiselle is a madam who ain't quite made it yet - only younger and friskier. I'd call it a compliment.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Dodge Is Civilized (#4.33)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: Mr. Mayor, we can keep law and order here in Dodge City, but what we can't do is turn our people into saints.
Mayor Jim Kelly: My mind's made up!
Wyatt Earp: Yeah. I was afraid of that.

Wyatt Earp: [to Bat Masterson] When civilization does come to Dodge City, I hope you won't be the last heathen shaking your fist at it.

[last lines]
[Bat learns that Sweetie is moving to Denver]
Bat Masterson: Denver is my kind of town.
Wyatt Earp: Don't stay there too long. You'll find that civilization is crawling right up those mountains to Denver, too.
Bat Masterson: Then I'll move west and keep on movin'. I'll see you in Arizona Territory, huh?
Wyatt Earp: Could be. You know, I wish you could find some sweet little gal that could settle you down.
Bat Masterson: Not me! So long, Wyatt.
Wyatt Earp: So long, Mr. Masterson.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Ring of Death (#5.10)" (1959)
Limey Parkhamp: Marshal Earp, them Tucson boys, they shoot for keeps!
Wyatt Earp: Well, sir, so do I - if I have to.

Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Many attempts were made to kill Wyatt Earp. But Dan Priddy, with his Ten Percent Ring in Tucson, was a big time operator. When Priddy wanted a man out of his way, he acted with a scheming subtlety that not even Wyatt could penetrate. A plan to murder Earp, whose career had already exasperated the Tucson politicians, seemed foolproof and deadly.

[Doc is traveling to Tucson to enter a high-stakes poker game]
Wyatt Earp: Oh and Doc, promise me one thing - don't rob a bank.
Doc Holliday: You're the only man in the world I'd make that promise to. All right, I give you my word.
Wyatt Earp: Thank you, Doctor. I appreciate your sacrifice.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wichita Is Civilized (#2.1)" (1956)
Marsh Murdock: You want a fight?
Wyatt Earp: No, I want peace, Mr. Murdock. Sometimes you can talk folks into being civilized; other times you gotta use a gun.
Marsh Murdock: I'll pick one up.

[Wyatt brandishes a shotgun in front of a lynch mob]
Wyatt Earp: I thought you wanted a civilized town! Well, you got on whether you want it or not. Maybe you're the last of the old Wichita Wild an Woolies. Maybe you' rather die than act decent. All right, all of you in favor of dyin', make your play.

[last lines]
Wyatt Earp: Mannon said he'd pass the word. He has 37 cousins and they in turn will pass the word.
Marsh Murdock: Well, Wyatt, I guess you can move on to Dodge City with a clear conscience.
Wyatt Earp: He sai he couldn't guarantee they'll listen... If they don't listen, he'll gun 'em.
Marsh Murdock: Well, that's one way to have peace.
Wyatt Earp: Yeah.
[both laugh]


'Doc' (1971)
Clum, Editor Tombstone Epitaph: You're not going to solve anything with a gun.
Wyatt Earp: You'd be surprised the things you can solve with a gun.

Wyatt Earp: They're bad people, John.
Doc Holliday: Well, if it weren't for bad people, what would you do for a living, Marshal? Tell me about Tombstone. I mean, more than what you said in the letter.
Wyatt Earp: It's wide open. The sheriff here, Johnny Behan, doesn't know how to organize a town, so I'm going to run against him in the election. The sheriff has got all the power here. The marshal has got a badge and he's got some territory, but he's got no jurisdiction in the town. Gambling is heavy. There's a lot of money about town. It's wide open. So you organize the gambling - start right here. I run the law, you run the gambling. We'll both end up rich. Very rich!
Doc Holliday: We sound like bad people, Wyatt.
Wyatt Earp: We are, John.

Wyatt Earp: ...And then we clean up Tombstone.
Virgil Earp: You mean clean out Tombstone.


Winchester '73 (1950)
Lin McAdam: Awful lot of law for a little cowtown.
Wyatt Earp: This is the kind of cowtown that needs a lot of law.

Wyatt Earp: That's Dutch Henry Brown. I thought you said you didn't know him.
Lin McAdam: I said I didn't recall the name.

Wyatt Earp: Pick out a name and write it down.
Lin McAdam: All right if I use my own name?
Wyatt Earp: Some folks do.
Lin McAdam: Yeah... some folks do.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Requiem for Old Man Clanton (#6.33)" (1961)
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.

Wyatt Earp: [Closing Narration] The death of Old Man Clanton would not end the desperate struggle between Marshal Earp and the Clanton outlaws. Bad as he was, the old man had exercised a moderating influence. Wyatt knew that the command would now pass to Curley Brocius and John Ringo, more unrelenting and ambitious than Clanton's disappointing sons. The law could not reason with such men. So the law would be forced to speak with guns as the looming battle of the O.K. Corral dawned on Tombstone's grim horizon.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: When Sherman Marched Through Kansas (#3.27)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: I don't care what he said. We don't take pokes at newspapermen. Oh, they can hit us, but we daren't strike back. No, you never fight a newspaper unless you own one yourself.

General Sherman: You know, Chief Joseph will be rounded up soon and the West will be open all the way to the Pacific... but how do you open up the human mind and spirit.
Wyatt Earp: Well, you pray, I guess, and keep on prayin'.
General Sherman: I started that a long time ago. Looks like it will be a long job.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wyatt's Brothers Join Up (#6.34)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] After the death of Old Man Clanton, titular head of the outlaws in southeastern Arizona, Doc Holliday realized there would be a contest for the leadership of the gang and that Sheriff Behan's vote would be a prize plum. He concocted a scheme to break up the gang by involving its factions in warfare over Behan. But like most of Doc's ideas, he ignored that fact that Marshal Earp was sworn to uphold the law.

Wyatt Earp: [Closing Narration] Now the battle lines were clearly drawn. Wyatt, his brothers and Doc Holliday had to face the implacable hatred of Clanton outlaws and their allies. As Wyatt himself said, we could stay in Tombstone and shoot it out or we could turn in our stars and run. They determined to stay in Tombstone. The approaching battle of the OK Corral would become a great event in their lives. It was fast on its way.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Just Before the Battle (#6.35)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral had its inception in the holdup of a Sandy Bob Stage. After the death of Old Man Clanton, Marshal Earp thought he saw another chance to split the Clanton outfit by tricking the outlaws into gunning each other down. Wyatt knew that if this failed, there would be a fight to the finish between the John Laws of Tombstone and the Clanton gunfighters.

Wyatt Earp: [Closing Narration] The forces of law and order in Tombstone were left with no choice but a showdown. A stable yard called the O.K. Corral would be the scene of the most famous gunfight in the history of the old west. Thirty four shots would be fired with deadly intent. It would take just thirty seconds to determine whether the Clanton outlaws were to run Arizona or whether Wyatt Earp's long struggle to uphold the law would continue.


"Bat Masterson: The Reluctant Witness (#2.25)" (1960)
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Good old Ned Buntline - shoots like a rifle.
Wyatt Earp: Why don't you wear the Special he gave you?
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: The barrel's too long - it ruffles my suit.

Wyatt Earp: Well, here's your evidence.
[Bat tears up the envelope and throws it out the window]
Charlie Ryan: That letter was a fake, too!
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: I thought you were a smart poker player, Ryan. A good bluff wins many a pot.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wells Fargo Calling Marshal Earp (#5.18)" (1959)
[last lines]
Thacker: You know, Wyatt, Wells Fargo should give you a gold watch.
Wyatt Earp: No, I already have a watch. You tell Wells Fargo I know what time it is and now it's time I got back to my job in Tombstone.

Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] When Wells Fargo called on Marshal Earp to put an end to the stage robberies on the Charleston-to-Benson line, the company was putting Wyatt's reputation in peril. During the time when Wyatt rode shotgun for Wells Fargo, no road agent had ever gotten away with a dime of money shipments. But this was Arizona territory, where robbing stages was a highly organized business.


The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) (TV)
Mize: Those dime novels which do nothing but glorify their subjects are a thing of the past, Mr. Earp. Now, my publisher wants the facts behind the legend; the real Wyatt Earp, warts and all, Mr. Marshal.
Marshal Wyatt Earp: I don't know that warts is how I want to be remembered, Mr. Mize.

Marshal Wyatt Earp: Son, like the man said, when legend becomes fact, print the legend.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wyatt Wins One (#5.11)" (1959)
Emma Clanton: Where'd you get that?
Wyatt Earp: From a dead rancher who had also accused Geronimo of stealing.
Emma Clanton: Well, my father didn't accuse Geronimo of anything.
Wyatt Earp: You better find out just what your father did do. You want your ranch raided by Apaches?
Emma Clanton: No. Of course not.
Wyatt Earp: Well, there isn't much time. You show this knife to your father. You remind him that Geronimo kills the men - makes the women slaves.

[last lines]
[the cavalry's timely arrival drives off the Clanton and his cowboys]
Shotgun Gibbs: Whew! That was sure a close one.
Wyatt Earp: Yeah, too close. They were late.
Shotgun Gibbs: Who was?
Wyatt Earp: The army. I thought sure they'd hear the shootin'.
Shotgun Gibbs: You mean you had that figured out all the time?
Wyatt Earp: Well, I hoped it would work out that way.
Shotgun Gibbs: Well, I'd sure appreciate you lettin' me in on these things. I got too much gray hair as 'tis.
Wyatt Earp: Makes you look more distinguished, Mr. Gibbs. Now lets go down and thank the boys, hmm?


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Hole Up (#4.1)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] A great hiding place for Western outlaws was the Brown Hole. As historian Charles Kelly remarked in his book 'Outlaw Trail', it was the toughest outlaw hideout in the West. It covered the corner where Colorado, Utah and Wyoming joined. Not only was the hole a natural fortress, the outlaws who camped there were the scum of all the cow towns and gold diggings from Texas to Oregon.

Wyatt Earp: [Narration] That outlaw trail ran from Robber's Roost in the south to Hole in the Wall up north. In the 70s and 80s, many a long rider with a price on his head and the shadow of a hangman's rope on his face joined other desperate men in what they called the Last Hideout.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Until Proven Guilty (#6.27)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Wyatt Earp had many enemies in Tombstone as well as friends. But when his friend Doc Holliday decided to help Wyatt get rid of an enemy - Sheriff Behan - it only added to the difficulty of the already burdened Marshal.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Gatling Gun (#4.6)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] There were four Gatling guns with the infantry column supporting Custer's 7th Cavalry. But Custer didn't think the Gatling gun important. Had he waited, the Battle of the Little Big Horn might have turned into a massacre of Sitting Bull and his Indian forces. And it was ironic that Chief Joseph, a brilliant, young leader of the Nez Perce tribe, thought better of the Gatling gun than the white men who invented it.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Call Me Your Honor (#3.1)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Not too long ago, we did the memory of Mr. James Kelley a grave injustice. We portrayed him as an ex-saloon keeper and the tragic lover of Dora Hand. We showed his return to Dodge City as a reformed hoodlum, sworn to uphold the fast hand of Wyatt Earp as Marshal. But we neglected to describe what happened when desperate citizens begged Jim Kelley to run for Mayor. Would he stand by his old friend, Wyatt Earp, or would the power and glory of being His Honor, the Mayor, go to Kelley's head? To be blunt about it, would Kelley sell out Wyatt Earp for a title in a high, silk hat?


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Perfidy of Shotgun Gibbs (#5.7)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp helped John Clum start the Tombstone Epitaph because he wanted an honest newspaper. His next move was to try to elect an honest judge. Wells Spicer, lately arrived from the East, was chosen to run against Judge Griscom. Griscom was allied with the Clantons and the infamous Ten Percent Ring. Beating him at the polls would not be easy. It would be a battle with fists and guns, for which the term 'dirty politics' was too mild a name.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Arizona Lottery (#5.25)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: The Ten Percent Ring, a political gang who ran Arizona territory in the 80s, decided to operate a big lottery for the ostensible purpose of raising money for new schools. The lottery was supposed to pay $380,000, but it paid off in murder, thievery, and trouble for Marshal Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Truth About Gunfighting (#4.10)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] There's been much nonsense written about gun fighting on the frontier. Marshal Earp recognized only a few legitimate gun fighters. The rest, he commented, got their fame from shooting drunks and slowpoke amateurs. As the case of young Mitch Hallam proved, once a man reached the small company of top guns, other experts rarely challenged. There was no percentage in a shootout where men of equal speed would probably kill each other.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wyatt Earp's Baby (#6.29)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Since Marshal Wyatt Earp was heading to Tucson to see the Governor on business, there was nothing for him to do but take the infant he had found along with him.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Truth About Old Man Clanton (#6.1)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] So long as Old Man Clanton confined his rustling and outlawing to the empire in southeast Arizona, he had only Wyatt Earp and the Tombstone Vigilantes to oppose him. But when the gang started raiding Mexico for cattle and silver, it became an international matter for Washington to deal with. And Washington promptly passed the buck to Arizona's Governor Gosper who, in turn, passed it on to Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wyatt Takes the Primrose Path (#6.25)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Wyatt Earp got along very well with most Indians, and he especially liked Chief Nachez, the son of Cochise. But there was one time the Apache Chief was off the San Carlos Reservation and became the prime suspect in an act of violence committed near Tombstone.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Indian Wife (#3.13)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marriages between white men and Indian girls happened rarely, even on the Kansas frontier of 1877. Despite the sentimental guff written about 'squaw men', the strongest barriers in such marriages was the sacrifice demanded on any Indian who dared to marry a white man. Fighting tribes like the Apaches, the Sioux and the Cheyenne greeted such romances with deadly anger. Marshal Earp would rather face a great gunman than become involved with a white husband and an Indian wife.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: My Husband (#3.39)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The friendship between Marshal Wyatt Earp and Dr. John H. Holliday was one of the mysteries of Dodge City. Why Marshal Earp, a deacon in the church, could tolerate Doc Holliday was a mighty puzzle to Wyatt's friends. Doc Holliday, gambler, gunfighter, killer, had a mean disposition and a caustic tongue. That two men, so different in character, could even associate on friendly terms, would seem preposterous. And Wyatt's insistence on making a friend of Doc Holliday finally came to a crisis between Wyatt and the men who hired him to civilize Dodge City.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Study of a Crooked Sheriff (#6.5)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Johnny Behan, Sheriff of Cochise County, had long been a threat and a danger to Tombstone because his interests were tied in with the empire Old Man Clanton had built in the territory. Then one day, Behan made the mistake of tangling with Clanton, his boss and paymaster.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Confidence Man (#5.38)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In the West, a name was only a name and it might be a mask to hide many things. One didn't inquire into it too closely unless it became necessary, as it often did for Wyatt Earp. For behind the masking names were people and their problems.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Plague Carrier (#4.13)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Frontier communities like Dodge City had a lot of problems. One of the worst was scarcity of goods and men - the right kind of men for the jobs that needed to be done. And sometimes the pressing needs were a problem for the law - and for Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Ballad and Truth (#3.25)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The Ballad of Tex McKay, acclaimed in song as the drivingest hogger of the old Santa Fe Railroad, was like most of the fables about cowhand and railroad heroes had not much poetry and very little truth. But since Dodge City was both a cow town and a railroad town, Marshal Wyatt Earp occasionally became entangled with the lone cowhand from the Rio Grande or with a hero on the hoof, like Tex McKay, the bravest of the brave engineers. Marshal Earp likely died from it.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wyatt and the Captain (#2.19)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp rode into Dodge City one bright May morning in 1876 and was Chief Marshal by noon. One month later, General Custer rode in proud defiance to his death on the Little Big Horn. That same year came the close to the long and bloody campaign that drove the Plains Indians from the Dakotas from his last hunting grounds and his way of life. Battle weary troops were moved east and south to regroup and recover. Among them were men whose memories were scarred by too much cruelty and killing. For these men, violence became their way of life.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Behan Shows His Hand (#5.9)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt's refusal of a Citizens' Posse threatened to get him into serious trouble. No peace officer on the frontier could afford to let prisoners escape. Marshal Earp had to recapture four men guarded by one hundred. Wyatt must do it alone or lead a big posse into battle with the Clanton gang. And he couldn't know that the infamous Ten Percent Ring of Tucson had ideas of their own.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: A Papa for Butch and Ginger (#6.31)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Shotgun Gibbs was Wyatt's Chief Deputy since his arrival in Tombstone. Gibbs, his mule Roscoe, and his ten-gauge greener were formidable allies. But as the war with outlaws grew more deadly, Wyatt had secretly wondered if he was asking too much of his friend from Wyoming. Any man who worked for Marshal Earp inherited Wyatt's enemies and the possibility of violent death.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: China Mary (#5.29)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Like all the mining towns of the Western frontier, Tombstone was a magnet for men and women from all over the world. It had a large foreign population, a large segment of which was Chinese. Several hundred newly arrived from China did not speak English and found their frontier life doubly hard. It was inevitable that this might mean trouble for Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Doc Fabrique's Greatest Case (#4.30)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Doctor Fabrique of Wichita had been an old and loyal friend to Marshal Earp. When Wyatt moved to Dodge City, he kept in touch with his doctor pal in Wichita. But friendship has its stresses and strains. Never did Doctor Fabrique imagine that he would become the storm center of a case that made medical history in Dodge. But then, Doctor Fabrique had not met Shotgun Gibbs and his mule, Roscoe.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Death for a Stolen Horse (#4.18)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] A cruel but necessary law of the old West decreed death for horse thieves. Steal a man's horse on the early frontier and you left him defenseless against buffalo stampedes, Indians on the warpath, or simple starvation. But in Dodge City of the late 1870s, the horse thief law had become out of date and just plain murderous.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Schoolteacher (#3.26)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] For the most part, law enforcement in the West was pretty open and uncomplicated. With a gun at his hip, every man was a potential criminal. But a good peace officer like Wyatt Earp could usually tell who were the troublemakers. But sometimes, appearances deceived even Wyatt.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Terror in the Desert (#6.16)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Yuma Prison in the 1880s was a notorious hole of misery. Convicts inside and prisoners being transported there desperately risked their lives to escape, and when they did, territorial authorities hired Apache renegades to track them down. The Apaches, however, did not capture them - they killed to collect the reward money. This state of affairs was brought forcibly to the attention of Marshal Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Clantons' Family Row (#5.15)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] One of the many mysteries of the old West to amateur historians was how so many top gunslingers lived so long. The answer, as Wyatt Earp said, was simple: They seldom fought one another. When men of equal speed and skill got into a gunfight, it meant death to both of them. When Curley Brocius and Johnny Ringo rode into Tombstone to settle a quarrel, it looked as if Wyatt would be rid of two animals.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Dull Knife Strikes for Freedom (#2.35)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Historians have told as many lies about the American Indian as about any other minority group in the United States. Marshal Wyatt Earp, who knew Indians, did not agree with the Indian-haters who called them unprincipled savages. To Marshal Earp, they were people - some good, some bad - and their leaders were sometimes wrong and sometimes right. This was a dangerous opinion for a man to hold in 1878. It took the fabulous saga of Dull Knife and his fight for freedom to test whether Wyatt Earp's career as a peace officer would come to an end with a prison sentence.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wells Fargo vs. Doc Holliday (#3.5)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The friendship between Marshal Wyatt Earp and Dr. John H. Holliday, gambler, gunfighter and killer, was one of the enigmas of the Western frontier. Dr. Holliday was not popular with Wyatt's other friends, who predicted that eventually he would involve Wyatt serious trouble. The attack on a Wells Fargo stage in the summer of '78, provided these cassandras with what seemed to be iron-clad evidence that Doc Holliday had betrayed Wyatt.


"Bat Masterson: The Pied Piper of Dodge City (#2.13)" (1960)
[last lines]
Wyatt Earp: You two do your talkin' later. Now, let's get the picture taken.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Yeah. I want a picture of the Dodge City Peace Commission, just in case someday one of you fellows becomes famous.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Good and Perfect Gift (#3.12)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Dr. John H. Holliday, gambler, gunfighter and, by the oddity of circumstance, a friend of Wyatt Earp, was living on borrowed time. Long ill, Doc's idea of taking care of himself was to drink a quart of whiskey a day. But that a small boy named Benny Burkett could exercise a good influence on Doc Holliday was one of those improbable happenings of which no one in Dodge City would have bet a nickel.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Little Pistol (#3.8)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The story of Susan Leonard, a child known as Little Pistol, is a legend of Western folklore. Except for the intervention of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, Susan might have vanished into a nameless grave. As it happened, Little Pistol became a central character in an episode which started tongues wagging from Dodge to the New Mexico border. Gossip established Susan Leonard as the first female outlaw in the Western country. But the truth about Little Pistol, as truth often turns out to be, was stranger than fiction.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Clanton and Cupid (#6.24)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Emma Clanton was the one respectable member of the notorious Clanton outfit. The girl's determination to reform her father, Old Man Clanton, had aroused Wyatt's sympathy. But the way of accomplishing what she wanted confronted Marshal Earp with a perilous choice.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Woman Trouble (#3.14)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Numerous young women set their caps for Wyatt Earp, the Marshal of Dodge City. But Wyatt, true to the memory of a youthful wife who died, was usually on guard against designing females. Then along came Miss Jenny Brand, and on the Kansas frontier, men like Wyatt Earp believed in a code of civility which rendered them vulnerable.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Big Fight at Total Wreck (#5.20)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Miss Nellie Cashman, the ministering angel of Tombstone, had occasionally been an embarrassment to Wyatt. Nellie was liked and respected by all kinds and conditions of men. But when she sought to make peace between the Welsh and Irish miners at the diggings called the Total Wreck Mine, Marshal Earp knew he had big trouble.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: You Can't Fight City Hall (#5.8)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt had only an honest judge, a good newspaper, the Epitaph, and the Citizens Safety Committee backing him in Tombstone. They were steadily outmaneuvered by a gang of political boodlers known as the Ten Percent Ring in Tucson. But Wyatt refused to believe the weight of the odds against him. You can't fight City Hall, as any politician will tell you. But Wyatt was going to fight if it cost him his life.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Lineup for Battle (#5.5)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Against his better judgment, Wyatt made his decision to serve as Chief Deputy Sheriff of Tombstone. In fact, as historians have pointed out, Wyatt was trapped into it by the threat of Old Man Clanton to bush whack him as he left Tombstone - and by his own stubborn bravery.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Billy Buckett, Incorporated (#6.14)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp, Marshal of Tombstone, Arizona during the turbulent 1880s, daily faced the problem of violence growing out of human greed for gold and silver. He often declared that, for sheer ruthlessness, no crime ever matched the one involving the celebrated Billy Buckett, Incorporated.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Three (#3.35)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp had caught two of the notorious Dry Gulchers who had murdered his Indian friend, Mr. Brother. But the other two, Sam Wilson and Rupe Prentice, had escaped across the Kansas line to a hideout in northern Texas. Wyatt now faced the problem of capturing these crafty fugitives and bringing them to justice.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Loyalty (#6.18)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp was the only true friend Doc Holliday had in the cruel and wicked world of the American frontier. People who knew both Wyatt and Doc wondered how long Marshal Earp could tolerate a man who drank so much, was a gambler, and a nasty tempered killer. Residents of Tombstone waited for the day when Wyatt's patience would run out.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Warpath (#3.6)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Following the Custer Battle in June of 1876, the Army organized a Service of Security and Information. In frontier times, men used the term Secret Service. The main objective of the Secret Service Office was to keep watch on the various Indian tribes to forestall an outbreak by angry red men, smoldering under the harsh injustices of the Indian Agent system. As Marshal of Dodge City, Wyatt Earp found himself caught in the cold war, which could, at any time, erupt under the shrieking of the rebels on the warpath.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Underdog (#3.32)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Earp thought he had Dr. John H. Holliday safely established as a patient in a Colorado sanitarium. Doc needed a rest to cure his lung trouble and Wyatt needed a rest from Doc and his cantankerous warfare against the respectable citizens of Dodge City. But a greenhorn by the name of Hurley Abbott caused a new battle in the war between Holliday and Dodge with Wyatt in the middle.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Bad Woman (#3.16)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] A certain story once told of three gunfighters bullying a Western town while the gallant Sheriff had to fight them alone. How the old timers of Wichita, Abilene and Dodge City must have laughed at such a yarn. Frontier towns in the 70s were settled by veterans of Union and Confederate battles, veterans who still knew how to fight. So in 1878, when a hoodlum outfit led by Dan Burden, tried to rob a bank in Dodge City while Marshal Wyatt Earl and his deputies were away.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Gold Brick (#2.36)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The friendship between Marshal Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday was born of gratitude on Wyatt's part. Doc had saved his life. But why Doc Holliday chose to like Wyatt and be loyal to him was mighty puzzling to the citizens of Dodge City in 1877. And since Wyatt stood for everything that Doc cynically derided, a lot of folks were betting that the two would soon come to an open break.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Juveniles - 1878 (#4.26)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] They had a juvenile-delinquent problem in 1878, too. Kids from the small towns and cities of the East and Middle West headed for the frontier in search of excitement and reputations as outlaws. Dodge City had a plague of these brats and Marshal Wyatt Earp didn't have a child guidance expert or a psychiatrist to tell him just what to do. Marshal Wyatt Earp used plain common horse sense.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Cattle Thieves (#4.7)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Of all the problems which faced the frontier Marshal, the matter of cattle stealing or rustling was the most dangerous. It was not a crime confined to hoodlums or fly-by-night cattle spreads; many of the biggest cattlemen of the day were involved. To Marshal Wyatt Earp, a rustler was a rustler - big or small. This belief plunged him into the notorious Rep Cantwell case. Dodge City erupted in bitter words and deadly gunfights.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Miss Sadie (#6.12)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Among the desperate men with whom Wyatt Earp had to deal with as Marshal of Tombstone, Arizona, some of the most dangerous were professional bank robbers. In 1881, bank robbery attracted Western criminals who ranked themselves with Qunitrell, the James Boys, and the Youngers. And a few of them were just as shrewd and deadly as Cole Younger or Jessie James.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Shoot to Kill (#3.4)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] For three years, while Wyatt Earp was Marshal at Ellsworth, Wichita and Dodge City, he had risked his life many times by shooting to disable hoodlums rather than kill them. These hoodlums began to trade on Wyatt's compassion. Now in Dodge City, the McAlester Brothers were to force Wyatt with the hard choice of shooting to kill or be killed.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Noble Outlaws (#5.13)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Ned Buntline, originator of the dime novel portraying life in the wild and wooly West, was a great trial to Marshal Wyatt Earp. Every time the author left New York to gather more material for a new book, he expected Wyatt to cooperate with his fantastic ideas. But when Wyatt moved from Dodge City to Tombstone, he thought he had gotten rid of Buntline. Alas, alas.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Fortitude (#3.11)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The long feud between Texas cattlemen and the frontier Kansas cow towns was a projection of Civil War bitterness. The cattlemen hated Wyatt Earp because he was a Yankee from Illinois and because he was trying to tame Dodge City, the cowboy capital. Of all the schemes to get rid of Wyatt Earp, the one cooked up by Lon Ashby was the most subtle and deadly.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: County Seat War (#3.30)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In Marshal Earp's time, there were Indian wars and cattle wars and the steady brawling with .45s of bad tempered cowhands. But the deadliest fight on the frontier of 1879 usually started between two towns with a dispute for the honor of being designated the county seat. Dodge City had been named capital of Ford County, Kansas, but Fort Dodge, located just six miles away, asked 'Why should a wicked town like Dodge be the county seat?' Besides, the residents of Fort Dodge were desperate for another reason.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wyatt Fights (#3.24)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The principle recreations of Dodge City in 1877 were doubtful woman, strong drink, and day-and-night gambling. Dodge was a frontier cow town and it had passed laws against crime but not against sin. On the other hand, respectable citizens expected Marshal Wyatt Earp to keep both sin and crime away from the right side of the Santa Fe tracks. What is now known as the Battle of the Long Branch Saloon was a typical example of frontier hypocrisy. It threatened Wyatt's reputation and his job.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Mysterious Cowhand (#4.5)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The murder of Nate Strathearn, relative and U.S. Marshal, brought to Wyatt Earp a personal challenge. Later on in his career, men nearer and dearer to Wyatt were to be killed or wounded. But not since the slaying of his friend, Mr. Brother, had Wyatt been so emotionally involved. It did not make for clear thinking.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Kill the Editor (#4.14)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Modern newspapermen dislike to see the good old days portrayed by editors and reporters who were drunkards, incompetents, and scoundrels. The men who work on today's newspapers have such strict standards that they cannot understand conditions which existed in towns like Dodge City on the frontier in 1878. But Marshal Wyatt Earp testified in his biography as to the truth. Frontier journalism was a bitter struggle between lawless men who used horsewhips, fists, and guns to keep the facts from being printed.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Good Mule and the Bad Mule (#6.23)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] There were two newspapers in Tombstone. Mayor John P. Clum's paper supported Wyatt Earp. But the Nugget in the frontier days of 1881 was controlled by Wyatt's enemies - the Ten Percent Ring, Sheriff Behan, and the Clanton outlaws, who used the paper to discredit Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Get Shotgun Gibbs (#5.17)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] After several attempts to get rid of Marshal Earp had failed, his political enemies decided to go after Shotgun Gibbs, Wyatt's close friend and right-hand man. By killing Shotgun, the Ten Percent Ring hoped to sicken Wyatt of his job and drive him out of Tombstone.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wyatt Earp Rides Shotgun (#3.23)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt's old friend and former employer, Wells Fargo and Company, operated an important stage line connecting the Santa Fe at Dodge City with the Union Pacific at Hays, Kansas - a hundred miles of wilderness stretched between the two railroads. It was a natural hunting ground for the stage robbers, and in 1878, the Purvis Gang moved south to prey upon the shipments of money and bullion entrusted to Wells Fargo.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Case of Senor Huerto (#5.24)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Tombstone lay near the border of old Mexico. Many times that fact meant trouble for Marshal Wyatt Earp. The border was a convenient escape route for criminals, a very tempting sanctuary for raiding Apaches, and the home of a people who had very little love for the Americanos north of them.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Love and Shotgun Gibbs (#4.32)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Preventing a train robbery when you have a straight tip on the time and place should have been no problem for Marshal Wyatt Earp. Any competent peace officer would nab the robbers before it started or trap them at the scene. But Wyatt first had to deal with Shotgun Gibbs, his mule Roscoe, and a lady known as Phronsie LaTour.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Last Stand at Smoky Hill (#4.19)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] As late as 1879, frontiersmen would not believe that the great herds of buffalo had vanished for all time. The truth was that they had been slaughtered after twenty years of ruthless hunting. But both white men and Indians clung to the myth that the buffalo were hiding in the mountains of Wyoming and Montana and they would move back to the prairie some day. Realists, like Marshal Earp, knew that this was nonsense. But men are seldom proof against wishful thinking and the folly of a cherished dream.


"Doctor Who: Don't Shoot the Pianist (#3.35)" (1966)
[last lines]
Ike Clanton: Holliday, you still in there?
Wyatt Earp: Get out of the street, Clanton. Holliday's my prisoner.
Ike Clanton: Well, that's too bad, 'cause if he ain't out of there in two minutes, his friend Regret here is gonna swing in his place.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Doctor (#6.2)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In the early West, men suffered from almost every disease that flesh is heir to and there were few doctors to treat them. One of the worst afflictions and most virulent was one no doctor could treat: gold fever. More often the cure of the disease called for the services of Marshal Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: One Murder - Fifty Suspects (#4.27)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opning Narration] The killing of Skinner Smith - loan shark, skinflint, and the most disliked man in Dodge City - presented Marshal Earp with the strangest murder case of his career. Public opinion was on the side of the murderer. People thought that Smith deserved killing and Wyatt found himself almost alone in his determination to solve the case.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Horse Thief (#6.15)" (1961)
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.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Hiding Behind a Star (#6.32)" (1961)
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.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Fanatic (#6.8)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In the frontier West, men fought over things: differences monetary and romantic, political, racial, and religious. Both good men and bad were caught in this violence and sometimes brought to doom. And often, their quarrels became the problem of Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The General's Lady (#3.18)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] General George Armstrong Custer led the Seventh Cavalry against an overwhelming force of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Little Big Horn in 1876. Custer and 264 officers and men were slaughtered. Two years later, the American press and public were still arguing about the Custer tragedy. The General's enemies called him a glory hunter who unknowingly led the Seventh Cavalry into a massacre. The General's friends said he was betrayed by subordinate officers. Time has proven both theories false. But in the bitterness of the dispute, General Custer had only one ardent champion - his widow.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Shooting Starts (#6.28)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The citizens of Tombstone expected Marshal Wyatt Earp to keep the peace with a minimum of violence. Wyatt himself tried to avoid rough stuff whenever he could. But when Lou Rickabaugh's niece, Edith, came to work at the Oriental Saloon as a lady elocutionist, war erupted between the town's rival gamblers and in Wyatt's efforts to suppress the violence, Miss Edith was no help at all.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Johnny Behind the Deuce (#6.3)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Johnny Behind-the-Deuce had fallen under the spell of Doc Holliday, one of the most controversial figures in Tombstone. Men feared Doc, respected him for his skill as a gambler and speed with a .45. But a hero-worshipping kid trying to imitate these qualities spelled trouble for all concerned and especially for Doc's best friend, Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Frontier Woman (#4.11)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Historians have written a great deal of nonsense about women on the Western frontier in the 1870s. Except for Indian raids, they were supposed to be protected by noble and chivalrous white men. Actually, the pioneer woman was in continual danger from bullies and hoodlums who joined the migration toward the West. The story of Martha Hildreth is a classic example of what it meant to be a pioneer woman.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Toughest Judge in Arizona (#5.39)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Judge Wells Spicer of Tombstone was generally regarded as the most fearless judge in Arizona territory. He backed Marshal Earp and the forces of law and order with complete disregard of his own safety. Although hoodlums seldom dared to threatened a judge, the Clanton killer Johnny Ringo was capable of anything. When Spicer clashed with Ringo in the Charlie Parks trouble, Wyatt had good reason to fear the worst.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Court vs. Doc Holliday (#5.35)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt had been warned so often about his friendship with Doc Holliday that the warnings merely bored him or increased his loyalty to Doc. But when the Wells Fargo office in Tombstone was robbed of $40,000 and witnesses identified Holliday as one of the robbers, Wyatt's already difficult position in Tombstone became more impossible.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Big Brother Virgil (#3.28)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp had four brothers. His younger brother, Morgan, and older brother, Virgil, were now to play more active roles in his life. Later, in Tombstone, they fought side by side against hoodlums who called themselves cowboys. But to Virgil Earp, Wyatt was just his younger brother who had to be protected from bad men and bad women.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Dodge City: Hail and Farewell (#5.1)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp's decision to quit wearing a star and leave Dodge City provoked controversy which is still discussed to this day. Dodge City knew Marshal Earp was an honest peace officer who had helped change their town from a rowdy cow camp to a law-abiding small city. But the hoodlum element and some of their descendants used profanity in slandering Marshal Earp. Therefore, Dodge City's farewell was highly charged with emotion and suspense.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Winning Streak (#6.13)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Tombstone in the 1880s was a city where gambling flourished. Fortunes were won and lost on the turn of a card. While all this was legal, there were times when a gambler became a problem for Marshal Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Wicked Widow (#2.37)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Wyatt Earp had to deal with the women of the frontier as well as the men. Most of the women he met in Dodge City were realists. They knew that life was rough and men were often violent. But the '70s were a sentimental decade in American history and Myra Malone was a sentimentalist. Dodge City called her 'the wicked widow' but it was her sentimentality, not her wickedness, which made her a deadly peril to Marshal Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Nineteen Notches on His Gun (#2.14)" (1956)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp, as Marshal in Wichita and now Dodge City, had met some of the top guns of the Western frontier. He had outfought the notorious Mannen Clemens; he had outfought John Wesley Hardin in a final showdown; he had persuaded Clay Allison to run from Dodge City rather than face a duel with .45s man-to-man. But the case of Dutch Henry, cattle thief and killer, presented a new problem. Not much was known about him, and he chose to await a battle with the law on his own grounds in the rocky wilderness known as the Salt Bend.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Big Bellyache (#3.2)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The frontier doctor in Kansas cow towns of 1877 had to handle a lot of bad-tempered and dangerous patients. Perhaps the most celebrated cases in the early annals of Dodge City medicine was the time Mr. Shanghai Pierce, millionaire Texas cattle baron, got a severe stomach ache. Marshal Wyatt Earp and his old friend, Doctor Fabrique of Wichita, did not ask to become involved with Shanghai's medical emergency. It was thrust upon them by a dozen Texas gunfighters standing by to see that their boss survived - or else.


The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Wyatt Earp: What's shakin' Twain?
Mark Twain: Hey, I'm good on anything. Just like gravy, baby. Good to see you my man.
Wyatt Earp: You too, man.
Wyatt Earp: Hey, I finally read Prince and the Pauper.
Mark Twain: Oh, is that right?
Wyatt Earp: Didn't get it.
Mark Twain: For reals?
Wyatt Earp: Satire! Boom! I got ya!


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Outlaws Cry Murder (#6.37)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Within just a few hours of the O. K. Corral shootout, the enemies of Wyatt Earp were in full cry, led by Editor Dameron of the Nugget and Sheriff John Behan. The outlaws of Cochise County were determined to assassinate Wyatt, his brothers, and Doc Holliday. They would do this with bullets or the trumped up charge of First Degree Murder. Many correspondents from big city papers gathered for what they thought might be a mass lynching - legal or illegal.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Casey and the Clowns (#6.20)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In the 1880s, there were many bandit gangs who plundered the Southwest. And among them were the very successful bank robbers called the Harlequins: five cunning killers who disguised themselves as clowns to conceal their identity - a device that enabled them to elude some of the most famous law officers of the West.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Salvation of Emma Clanton (#5.32)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Friends as well as critics of Marshal Wyatt Earp were agreed on one point: his abhorrence of shooting to kill gave his enemies an unfair advantage. While it required more speed and courage to buffalo a hoodlum, gunfighters traded on the fact that Marshal Wyatt Earp would only wound them. But the appearance of Gringo Hawkby brought Wyatt closer to the point of killing as the only way to preserve his own life.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Silver Dollar (#5.23)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Critics of Marshal Wyatt Earp remarked that he was implacable when faced with bad men but much too soft and trusting when it came to women. Alas! The saga of a young lady known as Silver Dollar presented a mystery which numerous men had failed to solve. Was Silver Dollar an innocent child adrift in Tombstone or was she a calculating and dangerous little hussy.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Reformation of Doc Holliday (#4.16)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Dr. John H. Holliday, close friend of Wyatt Earp, had been living on borrowed time. In a last, desperate effort to save her husband, Katie Holliday appealed to Dr. McCarty, a man of medicine in Dodge City.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: John Clum, Fighting Editor (#5.33)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] John P. Clum, Mayor of Tombstone and editor of one of its newspapers, paid in many ways for his support of Marshal Wyatt Earp and his courageous stand against Sheriff Behan and the outlaw faction. Present day newspapermen have little understanding of what it took to run an honest newspaper in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881. Powerful politicians were determined to ruin Clum, force him to sell his paper, and if these tactics failed - kill him.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Dig a Grave for Ben Thompson (#3.36)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Next to Doc Holliday, the outlaw Ben Thompson was probably the sorest trial to Marshal Wyatt Earp. Ben always insisted that he loved Wyatt like a brother. But according to Ben's curious code, this gave him the right to call on Wyatt for help on a personal matter not concerned with breaking the law. One day, in 1878, Wyatt found himself in a real mess with Ben Thompson, Doc Holliday, and two angry women.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Actress (#4.31)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Dodge City was primitive in many ways. Entertainment was usually of the roughest sort. Culture was a word almost unknown. Still, the thirst for beauty existed even here. And when beauty came to town, it excited strong emotions and meant trouble for Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Remittance Man (#4.8)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The West was a gathering ground for men of every type - for derelicts as well as heroes. One of the strangest, perhaps, is a man they called a "remittance man" - a man who was paid to stay away from home.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Little Brother (#4.15)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp's little brother, Morgan, was a charming, devil-may-care buckaroo. When he came under the influence of Dr. John H. Holliday, Wyatt had a problem. Although Wyatt and Doc were friends, Marshal Earp knew Doc for what he was - an embittered adventurer with a strange code. If a youngster like Morgan Earp started hero-worshipping Doc Holliday, he was mighty apt to play for it with his life.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Bat Jumps the Reservation (#4.22)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Bat Masterson, after a term as Sheriff in Ford County, started drifting in search of romance and excitement. From Texas cow towns, mining towns, and the Black Hills, Bat tried to live it up. Then he fell in love with a girl named Cora Watrous and returned to Dodge City full of big ideas, which he expected his old friend, Wyatt Earp, to share.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Shadow of a Man (#3.15)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Ever since Bat Masterson had been elected as Sheriff of Ford County, Wyatt had known he must appoint a Chief Deputy to replace Masterson. Bat had proven himself with guns and fists. In Wyatt's absence, the hoodlums of Dodge City respected Bat. Any other man named Chief Deputy would have it tough.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Bounty Killer (#4.3)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] As Wyatt Earp's fame as a peace officer in Dodge City spread across the Western country, men remembered that he was also a Deputy U.S. Marshal. Thus, when his old friend, Colonel Benteen of the 7th Cavalry at Fort Lewis, Colorado, found himself facing the problem of a mysterious killer who shot only from ambush, Colonel Benteen could think of but one solution.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Old Slanders (#6.17)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Wyatt Earp faced the hatred and gunfire of many men in the towns of Wichita, Dodge City, and Tombstone. But none hated him more than the Ten Percent Ring and the head of all the outlaws, Old Man Clanton.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Caught by a Whisker (#4.4)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Bank robbery in 1878 ranked with train robbery: they were big money crimes and only the most desperate men risked their lives attempting them. Thus, when Matt and his half brother Clint Dunbar got set to take the bank in a big cow town like Dodge City, Marshal Wyatt Earp was facing shrewd, clever operatives who would stop at nothing.


Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012) (V)
Wyatt Earp: You have to understand the War Between the States. The war formed us, made us who we are. After killing your own cousins, your own brothers, killing strangers meant nothin'. Lawless times followed those long dark years.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Magic Puddle (#3.9)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The notorious Dr. John H. Holliday had a running feud with Dodge City. In fact, Doc had a running feud with the world and life itself. The only man to whom he acknowledged the slightest loyalty was Wyatt Earp. But when Holliday decided to back Milton G. Durkin in a dispute with some very tough men, it appeared that Doc and Wyatt would clash in a standup gunfight.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Judas Goat (#4.29)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The toughest decision Wyatt Earp ever had to make as a peace officer in Dodge was what to do about Rocky Griswold and his gang of saddle tramps. Hank Drew, Deputy U.S. Marshal, posing as an outlaw, had lured Rocky into the attempted robbery of a Santa Fe gold shipment. Under the law, this would be a plain case of entrapment and a legal trick to capture outlaws for a reward. But on the frontier of 1878, many believed that a John Law should use any method to halt a robbery.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Earp Ain't Even Wearing Guns (#4.21)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Bitterness engendered by the Civil War had not yet faded in the Dodge City of 1879. Marshal Wyatt Earp was a Yankee from Illinois. Most of the cow hands and cattlemen who drove from Texas to the Kansas cow towns had been ruined by the war. Many of them were rightly angered by the bloody shirts who managed reconstruction in the South. Marshal Earp was determined to make peace. And on one occasion, he risked his own life in a strange agreement with the Johnny Rebs.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Hung Jury (#3.7)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Wyatt Earp could never complain that life in Dodge City in 1877 was boring and routine. Most of the shootings, however, occurred south of the deadline and involved shady people. But the alleged killing of Dan Bolton by Reb Thomas was a noted event on the right side of the tracks. Bolton was the town's leading cattle buyer, a man of wealth and influence. When Marshal Earl reached the scene...


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Two (#3.33)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Four notorious outlaws known as the Dry Gulchers murdered Wyatt Earp's Indian friend, Mr. Brother, and wounded Mr. Cousins, his other Indian friend, in an ambush. Marshal Earp vowed to bring all four of these hoodlums to justice. He quickly caught one Dry Gulcher but the other three fled to an outlaw stronghold near the Cimarron River. Then Wyatt and Bat Masterson disagreed as to the best method of capturing the remaining three.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: King of the Frontier (#4.9)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Among the friends who invariably got Wyatt Earp into trouble was Ned Buntline, popular author of dime novels about the Western frontier. Mr. Buntline admired Wyatt to the point of idolatry. This was a pleasant and embarrassing attitude and Wyatt's sense of humor enabled him to forgive the mild bragging of the writer. But when Buntline made Wyatt the hero of a new novel titled 'King of the Frontier'...


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: They Think They're Immortal (#2.38)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Historians credit Wyatt Earp with more than a hundred gunfights. Wyatt himself never kept count. Marshal Earp did not like gunfights and he avoided a showdown with .45s whenever he could. Thus, when his younger brother, Morgan, arrived in Dodge City, Wyatt was confronted with an emotional problem. Bat Masterson's brother, Ed, had been killed in a gunfight. Was young Morgan Earp to go the same way? Or how could Wyatt save this brother from the hoodlums of Dodge City, especially when Morgan was a brave but hot-headed young buckaroo full of romantic notions of becoming a Deputy Marshal?


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Let's Hang Curly Bill (#5.22)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Wyatt Earp had dealt with Curly Bill Brocius many times when that notorious gunman had visited Dodge City. Although he robbed and rustled cattle and was a brutal thug to whom murder was routine, in his leisure hours, he could be good natured.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Peacemaker (#4.2)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Earp had left Dodge City to arrest a murderer in the Brown Hole country. Wyatt had hoped to get back before cow trail hoodlums organized an attack on the town. But he underestimated Curley Brocius and Johnny Ringgold, killers with a grudge against him and Dodge City.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Santa Fe War (#4.12)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Many bitter things have been written about the Western railroads and some of their tactics in the 70s were questionable. What is now known as the Santa Fe War or the Finney County War was started by corrupt land speculators in Finney County who tried to drive honest farmers off the land they had bought from the Santa Fe Railroad. Dodge City was a Santa Fe town - and still is. Wyatt Earp had many friends among the railroad men. But Wyatt had to know the truth - and the truth was obscured in violence and blood.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Little Gray Home in the West (#4.34)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The persistent dream of Wyatt Earp's life was to own a cattle spread and find peace far from the Marshal's job and a tough town on the frontier. Now that Dodge City was changing to a County seat, townsman and sod busters wanted no more of the rip-snorting past. Marshal Earp was ready to move to a ranch of his own. But he hadn't been able to save much money and the intervention of Dr. John H. Holliday seemed to be almost providential.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Four (#3.37)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Earp had captured three of the four Dry Gulchers wanted for the slaying of Mr. Brother, his good Indian friend. The fourth and final man, Rufe Prentice, had eluded pursuit and fled to the protection of Crump Elliott, a notorious horse and cattle thief. Wyatt, with Sheriff Bat Masterson, faced a dangerous problem. Old Man Elliott's daughter, Blanche, was in love with Prentice. For the first time in the long chase after the Dry Gulch gang, a woman threatened to make matters complicated and deadly.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: One-Man Army (#3.17)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The bitterness between Texas cattlemen and the cow town Marshals of Kansas was an aftermath of the Civil War. There were those in the South that never fired a shot to help the Confederacy but who were now determined to aggravate the Yank Johnny Laws who tried to keep order in Kansas. Marshal Wyatt Earp was a shining target for all manner of schemes to assassinate him or run him out of Dodge. Perhaps the shrewdest of Wyatt's enemies was Drum Denman, owner of the R.E.B. cattle spread. Big Drum had at least an original idea.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: My Enemy - John Behan (#5.40)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Johnny Behan was appointed Sheriff of Cochise County through the influence of the Ten Percent Ring, for whom he performed many favors. This brought him into conflict with Marshal Wyatt Earp and many people in Tombstone. Wyatt was often tempted to kill Behan, but killing for any reason was against Wyatt's deep principles. Behan knew this and as a result became one of Wyatt's most dangerous enemies.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: She Almost Married Wyatt (#4.24)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The 1870s were a time of Victorian decorum and chivalry. Men like Marshal Wyatt Earp held to a code which we smile at today as stuffy and sentimental. Where women were concerned, Wyatt felt obligations which often moved him to be a friend and protector. Historians of the period agreed that life in frontier settlements was heaven for cattle but hard for women, as Cathy Prentice can testify to.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Arizona Comes to Dodge (#4.37)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt's brothers, Virgil and Morgan, came to Dodge City in the fall of 1879. They wanted Wyatt to return with them to Arizona territory, where opportunities in ranching or mining seemed to be almost fabulous. But neither Wyatt nor his brothers realized that Arizona at that time was ruled by a handful of corrupt officials in league with cattle thieves, stage robbers, and hoodlums. The Earps had ample warning of this situation when Old Man Clanton and his boys stopped off in Dodge.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: It Had to Happen (#3.29)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Earp had lived through fifty gunfights in Dodge City and Wichita without killing a man. Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday and many other friends warned Wyatt that shooting to disable rather than to kill was quixotic nonsense. Gunfighters began to count on Wyatt's determination to spare their lives. And Bat, who was devoted, made one last attempt to change Wyatt's thinking.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Shoot to Kill (#6.4)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Despite all that Marshal Earp and his Deputies could do, the lawless elements continued to terrorize Arizona until finally the scandalous conditions were reported to Washington. President Chester Arthur forced the resignation of Governor Fremont and issued stern orders to Acting Governor Gosper. He and Chief US Marshal Crawley Dake asked Wyatt Earp to come to Tucson to what amounted to a conference of war.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Nice Ones Always Die First (#2.30)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The deadly business of gun fighting has never know a more enabling exponent than Marshal Wyatt Earp. In Ellsworth and Wichita, Dodge City and Tombstone, Wyatt was forced into more than a hundred gun battles. But it was his shrewd understanding of men which made him the master of so many hoodlums and outlaws. Wyatt's ability to judge the precise moment a bad man had determined to go for his gun was more important than his ability to draw faster. Wyatt had taught Bat Masterson the secret of staying alive in frontier towns. And then Bat's brother, Ed, came to Dodge City.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: How to Be a Sheriff (#4.28)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Bat Masterson and Charlie Bassett were known as fighting Sheriffs of Ford County, Kansas. They had moved on to other jobs. And Marshal Wyatt Earp, returning from a long chase westward after federal outlaws, found that Del Mathey had been elected Sheriff. Del had no qualifications for the job other than a family name and personal popularity.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Too Perfect Crime (#6.10)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In the Tombstone of 1881, murder was not one of the subtle arts. The usual murder victim was either shot or stabbed in the back. But Tombstone had one killer who devised a different technique and it was up to Marshal Earp to catch this wily criminal before he himself became a victim.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: One (#3.31)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Earp's good friends were Mr. Cousin and Mr. Brother, Cheyenne Indians who had left their tribal group to serve as scouts for the Army and valued advisors for Marshal Earp. Wyatt has been much criticized for his wide variety of friends and his absolute loyalty to them. But friendship with Indians was beyond the pale. As Dodge City said in 1879, 'Injuns' weren't even people.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Scout (#5.27)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] By 1880 throughout the West, the Indian was a defeated man. But in Arizona territory, the toughest, deadliest of all - the Apaches - were far from conquered. Some lived on the reservation, in what was, at best, an uneasy truce; others, in renegade bands, roamed the desert around Tombstone and brought trouble for ranchers, townspeople, and sometimes for Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Doc Holliday Rewrites History (#3.34)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] One of the notorious rackets of the 1870s was the publishing of frontier town or accounting histories. Original settlers had to pay to have their life stories printed in one of these books. As Marshal Earl discovered, a prospective history of Dodge City led to bitterness, gun fighting, riot, and death.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: His Life in His Hands (#5.30)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wells Fargo had two undercover agents in Cochise County. One was J.D. Ayres, who operated a roadhouse and outlaw hangout in Charleston. Marshal Earl had a conviction that secret agents must be prevented from exposure at all costs. He sometimes found himself tangling with trouble that might cost several lives, including his own.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Big Brother (#6.6)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp, in need of help, signed on his younger brother, Morgan Earp, as a Deputy. But a month later, it was a standoff. Was it help or a hindrance?


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Horse Race (#4.25)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In a frontier society, like Dodge City, the sources of amusement were few and they were liable to be rough, disreputable, and overcrowded. Most of these could lead to trouble for somebody, and sometimes, one of them could lead to trouble for the whole community and for Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Woman of Tucson (#6.7)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Ned Buntline was the celebrated author of dime novel thrillers. He was also a friend and admirer of Wyatt Earp, to whom he presented the long-barrel .45 known as the Buntline Special. But every time their paths crossed, Mr. Buntline got himself into trouble and dragged Wyatt Earp into it.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Nugget and the Epitaph (#5.6)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Tombstone had two newspapers - the Nugget and the Epitaph. The Nugget was a tool of the Ten Percent Ring and hated Wyatt. But the Epitaph printed the truth and made journalistic history. Wyatt had assumed that even though it opposed him, the Nugget would be fair in routine dealings. But he learned that very few people in Tombstone were fair about anything.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Muleskinner (#4.20)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Many of the men and women who peopled the early West were unschooled and unlettered - primitive in their thoughts and passions. Such people could be warm friends or deadly enemies. And often, too often, they brought trouble to Dodge City and Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Apache Gold (#6.22)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] One of the legends of Arizona Indians told about Spanish explorers who found gold and silver and stored it in a cave till they could take it to Spain. When the explorers were killed in a battle between rival tribes, their gold remained for white men to try to find. On one occasion, the treasure caused trouble for Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Cyclone (#4.35)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Dodge City on a bright September morning in 1878 awoke to what its residents thought was just another start of a heat wave - a scorcher. To Marshal Wyatt Earp and his Deputies, a very hot day meant more than a usual run of trouble.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: A Good Man (#4.17)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] There was a saying in the West. It varied from place to place but it always went something like this: there is no Sunday past Junction City and no God past Abilene. At times, it seemed like there was some truth to that. But there were men who carried God in their hearts.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Don't Get Tough with a Sailor (#5.26)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Captain David Rowland, retired Navy officer, was famous in Arizona territory. Living in the midst of Apaches and rustlers, the captain had a private army of tough gunfighters. He dispensed his own justice and he operated his own jail. Unfortunately, Marshal Wyatt Earp was obliged to investigate this private empire when Sheriff Johnny Behan ran afoul of Captain Rowland.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Kelley Was Irish (#4.36)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narratoin] The Honorable James 'Dog' Kelley has his place in the annals of Dodge City. Starting as a saloonkeeper from the wrong side of the tracks, Kelley made his choice for law and order by hiring Wyatt Earp as town Marshal. He backed Wyatt many times when political expediency urged him to find a less uncompromising peace officer. But Kelley was a politician. As Dodge became civilized in 1878, he could indulge his hot temper by forcing Marshal Earp to resign.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Fight or Run (#2.3)" (1956)
Wyatt Earp: Say, did it ever occur to you that there are two Jim Kelley's? One that would sell me out in a flash of Irish temper and the other who'd weep and plant shamrocks on my grave. Pretty soon we're going to find out which Kelley will come out on top. Could be a pretty close fight.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (#6.36)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The long struggle for law and order in Arizona exploded in thirty seconds of deadly gunfire at the O. K. Corral and placed Wyatt Earp among the great Marshals of the Western frontier. But the famous gunfight has been a matter of controversy ever since 1881. Witnesses from the outlaw element contradicted each other on so many vital points that no reputable historian has taken their version seriously. Marshal Earp's story of the fight was taken under oath and transcribed verbatim. This is Wyatt's own testimony of what happened that bloody day in Tombstone.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Law Must Be Fair (#6.30)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp's insistence that the law must be fair placed him at a disadvantage in the fight to hold Tombstone against the Clantons. Typical of Wyatt's refusal to use unfair methods was his clash with Tom and Frank McLowery, a strict adherence to the law that was to lead sometime in the future to the famous battle of the O.K. Corral.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: He's My Brother (#6.9)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In 1881, treatment of the mentally ill was unheard of. The law seldom recognized insanity as an excuse for a defendant charged with a crime. Thus, when Wyatt Earp tried to help the outlaw Dray Brothers, he risked his job and his life.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Wyatt's Bitterest Enemy (#5.41)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp stayed alive in Wichita, Dodge City, and Tombstone because he was more intelligent than the gunslingers, outlaws, and hoodlums who hated him. But when Marshal Earp became an intolerable menace to the Clantons and the Ten Percent Ring assembling in Tombstone, the time had finally come to kill him


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Kansas Lily (#3.22)" (1958)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The 1870s on the Western frontier were noted for sentimentality. The fable of a woman outlaw flourished. People really believed that Pauline Cushman, Belle Starr and Calamity Jane were female Robin Hoods, robbing the rich and giving to the poor. Dodge City, Kansas in 1877 had its own heroine. Her name was Lillian Reeve and folks called her 'The Kansas Lily.' But Marshal Earp could not afford to be sentimental, even about woman outlaws. A good peace officer assumed that a woman could shoot you just as dead as any drunken cowhand.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Doc Holliday Faces Death (#6.21)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Dr. John H. Holiday was Wyatt Earp's friend. As Wyatt was to say in later years, Doc was a dentist whom lung disease made a frontier vagabond; a philosopher whom life made a caustic wit. At the same time, the nerviest, speediest, deadliest with a six-gun that Wyatt ever knew. But this friendship was also a burden to the Marshal of Tombstone.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Roscoe Turns Detective (#5.36)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In the opinion of mule owners, a mule is more intelligent than a horse. In the opinion of Shotgun Gibbs, his mule, Roscoe, was smarter than all other mules and most human beings. Thus, when a consignment of Army remounts was stolen from a livery stable in Tombstone, Roscoe happened to be the only eye witness. What could Roscoe do about it?


"Buffalo Bill, Jr.: First Posse (#1.10)" (1955)
Marshal Wyatt Earp: There were witnesses on the Bisbee stage when you killed the driver. They'll identify you.
Frank Stillwell: Maybe... and maybe not. I've got friends in Tombstone, Earp, so don't hold your breath.
Buffalo Bill Jr.: You better worry about holdin' your breath, Mr. Stillwell. They tell me that hangman's noose fits pretty snug.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Johnny Behan Falls in Love (#6.19)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Wyatt Earp's struggle to prove that Sheriff John Behan was hand-in-glove with the Clanton outlaws and the corrupt Ten Percent Ring took a strange new turn when Miss Minna Marlin arrived in Tombstone. Miss Marlin was the star of a dramatic company playing at the Bird Cage Theatre, but she became the central figure of a real life drama - a drama which had the whole town talking.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Fugitive (#5.12)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Tombstone lay in a country that had been Mexican long before it was American. Many an old family ranch was nestled near the best water of the surrounding valley. But changes of allegiance are not made easily and sometimes there is friction and the kind of trouble that involved Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Paymaster (#5.14)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] When Wyatt had come to Arizona territory, it was wild and raw. Civilization was represented by the city of Tucson, a few turbulent mining town, like Tombstone, and a scattering of Army camps. Since the Apaches were a constant menace, travel was precarious, even for Wyatt Earp.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Convict's Revenge (#6.26)" (1961)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] One of the oldest clichés in stories about law enforcement is that all ex-convicts eventually return to prison. This notion disgusted Marshal Wyatt Earp and, in later years, Wyatt used to cite the case of Jed Lorimer as a story which contradicted fiction with the violence and heartbreak of real life.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Trail to Tombstone (#5.2)" (1959)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] When Wyatt Earp left Dodge City for the Arizona territory, he believed that his career as a peace officer was finished. He wanted to hang up his guns and earn a modest income as a rancher or a miner. Wyatt and his brothers were soon to learn that Arizona had become the last stronghold of the outlaw - a terrifying wilderness to which Sheriffs and Marshals were open allies of cattle thieves and stage robbers.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Frontier Surgeon (#5.21)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Dr. George Goodfellow was a Civil War surgeon and a leading citizen of Tombstone. Unfortunately for Wyatt, the doctor was a man of medicine first and a law enforcer second. Although his code and Wyatt's seldom clashed, there was one time when they did.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Old Jake (#2.31)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Violence in the West took many forms. The friction between soldiers and settlers was one of them. With the Fort just outside the town, Dodge City became an arena for such violence more than once. All it took was the appearance of one old man full of an ancient hatred.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Pinkytown (#3.3)" (1957)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The quarrel between Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, which all of Wyatt's friends had long predicted, began as a rough-and-ready frontier joke. Dodge City in 1878 had growing pains and had wanted to tax the residents of Pinkytown, a hamlet of shacks and shanties beyond the city limits. Pinkytown resisted and Doc Holliday, noted for his cantankerous humor, joined the Pinkytown citizens in their rebellion. This brought Doc into conflict with Marshal Earp. It seemed inevitable that the two fastest guns on the western prairie meet in a showdown with .45s.


"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Posse (#5.37)" (1960)
Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Earp disliked working with a posse and avoided it when he could. But news this time that the San Berdue gang had crossed from California into Arizona territory and were heading toward Old Mexico left him with no choice. It would take many extra men to cover canyons and trails and make a fight against the San Berduers.