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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This show, along with Gunsmoke (1955) helped launch a great era of the TV western. Westerns became so popular on TV that by the end of the 1950s, there would be as many as 40 Westerns in prime time. See more »

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Referenced in The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) 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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