The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

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 Wyatt Earp (227 episodes, 1955-1961)
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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys and good guys, ending up with the famous shootout at the O.K. corral. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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From 1956 until 1959 the show was set in Dodge City, which was also the setting for Gunsmoke (1955). Marshall Matt Dillon is never mentioned, but many episodes take place in or around or make a passing reference to the Longbranch Saloon, a setting for much of the action on "Gunsmoke". See more »

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The Legend Of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Ken Darby
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Obviously, Hugh O'Brian starred in every episode
12 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this series was on it was my favorite show. Obviously, Hugh O'Brian starred in every episode. His name should be shown at the top of the cast list for the main series page as well as each episode page.

Season 1, Episode 1: Mr. Earp Becomes a Marshal Original Air Date: 6 September 1955

Season 1, Episode 2: Mr. Earp Meets a Lady Original Air Date: 13 September 1955

Season 1, Episode 3: Bill Thompson Gives In Original Air Date: 20 September 1955

Season 1, Episode 4: Marshal Earp Meets General Lee Original Air Date: 27 September 1955

Season 1, Episode 5: Marshal Earp's Romance Original Air Date: 4 October 1955

Season 1, Episode 6: The Man Who Lied Original Air Date: 11 October 1955

Season 1, Episode 7: The Gambler Original Air Date: 18 October 1955

Season 1, Episode 8: The Killer Original Air Date: 25 October 1955

Season 1, Episode 9: John Wesley Hardin Original Air Date: 1 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 10: The Bank Robbers Original Air Date: 8 November 1955


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