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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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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Version of Frontier Marshal (1939) 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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Adonis plays lawman
22 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, here's my gripe. If you're going to make a Western series about a famous American Old-West character with a MUSTACHE, which, by the way, was the lawman's most prominent feature, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! MAKE THE ACTOR GROW A CRUMMY MUSTACHE! Or, if he refuses, FOR PITY'S SAKE, HAVE MAKE-UP GLUE ONE TO HIS UPPER LIP! I mean, THIS IS Hollywood, for cryin' out loud!

Also, Wyatt Earp WAS NEVER MARSHALL OF TOMBSTONE! I don't know where they got this stuff.

Hugh O'Brien (who was once introduced as "Hug" O'Brien on "The Hollywood Palace" by Raquel Welch. She, of course was playing dumb-ditz that night and it had to be explained by the host - Bing Crosby? - that the "h" made the "g" silent) was a little froo-frooed with the silk vest and all that.

And, what was up with that theme song? Any Western that had a barber-shop quartet sing its theme song deserves no respect! "Wyatt Earp. Wyatt Earp. Brave, courageous and bold. Long live his name and long live his glory," etc. Please! The words were a bit more Ivanhoe-ish than fit for a rootin' tootin' shoot 'em up Western.

All funnin' aside, yeah, as a tyke, I liked this show. It was a good old Western with gun-slingin' and horses.


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