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Release Date:
6 September 1955 (USA) See more »
Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks... See more »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 333)

Hugh O'Brian ... Wyatt Earp (227 episodes, 1955-1961)
Jimmy Noel ... Townsman / ... (144 episodes, 1955-1960)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Townsman / ... (136 episodes, 1955-1961)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman / ... (135 episodes, 1955-1961)
Bill Coontz ... Townsman / ... (99 episodes, 1955-1961)

Series Directed by
Frank McDonald (149 episodes, 1955-1959)
Roy Rowland (39 episodes, 1959-1960)
Paul Landres (25 episodes, 1960-1961)
Sidney Salkow (12 episodes, 1960-1961)
Series Writing credits
Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (189 episodes, 1955-1961)
John Dunkel (15 episodes, 1957-1960)
Daniel B. Ullman (10 episodes, 1955-1958)
Frank Gruber (4 episodes, 1955-1960)
Maurice Tombragel (4 episodes, 1955-1957)
Wells Root (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Albert Beich (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Wilda McGinnis (2 episodes, 1960-1961)

Series Produced by
Robert Sisk .... producer / executive producer (118 episodes, 1955-1959)
Louis F. Edelman .... executive producer / producer (116 episodes, 1955-1959)

Roy Rowland .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Herman Stein (29 episodes, 1955-1959)
Series Cinematography by
Howard Schwartz (53 episodes, 1957-1958)
Harold E. Wellman (46 episodes, 1955-1957)
Henry Cronjager Jr. (8 episodes, 1958-1959)
Robert B. Hauser (5 episodes, 1959)
Clark Ramsey (3 episodes, 1958)
Series Film Editing by
John Durant (113 episodes, 1955-1959)
Series Casting by
Marjorie Benson (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Albert M. Pyke (83 episodes, 1955-1959)
Charles F. Pyke (25 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ralph Berger (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Richard Berger (4 episodes, 1959)
Series Set Decoration by
Ted Offenbecker (48 episodes, 1955-1959)
Ken Swartz (41 episodes, 1957-1958)
Jack Mills (17 episodes, 1957)
Joseph W. Holland (3 episodes, 1959)
Jack H. Ahern (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Sandy Grace (2 episodes, 1959)
John MacNeil (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Makeup Department
Paul Malcolm .... makeup artist (95 episodes, 1955-1959)
Edwin Butterworth .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1958-1959)
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 1958-1959)
Donald W. Roberson .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1955)
Series Production Management
Argyle Nelson .... production supervisor / production manager (115 episodes, 1955-1959)
Sydney M. Fogel .... production manager (79 episodes, 1956-1959)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sid Sidman .... assistant director (70 episodes, 1956-1959)
Bruce Bilson .... assistant director (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
Bob White .... assistant director (39 episodes, 1959-1960)
James Engle .... assistant director (37 episodes, 1960-1961)
Sydney M. Fogel .... assistant director (35 episodes, 1955-1956)
Gary Nelson .... second assistant director (29 episodes, 1955-1959)
Bert Chervin .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1959)
Series Art Department
Carl Nugent .... property master (45 episodes, 1957-1959)
Kenneth L. Westcott .... property master (5 episodes, 1959)
Series Sound Department
Robert Reeve .... rerecording editor / re-recording editor / ... (111 episodes, 1955-1959)
Tommy Thompson .... sound (110 episodes, 1955-1959)
Glen Glenn .... sound recordist / recordist (48 episodes, 1955-1959)
Leon M. Leon .... sound (5 episodes, 1959)
Jack Solomon .... sound (4 episodes, 1955)
Jack Lowry .... re-recording editor (4 episodes, 1959)
Series Stunts
Archie Butler .... stunt double: Alan Wells / stunt double: John Craven / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1958)
Jack N. Young .... utility stunts (2 episodes, 1956)
Bill Coontz .... stunt double: Jan Merlin / stunt double: Trevor Bardette (2 episodes, 1957-1960)
Bill Catching .... stunt double: Hugh O'Brian (2 episodes, 1960)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jim James .... chief electrician (9 episodes, 1958-1959)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Douglas Stevens .... wardrobe / costume supervisor (111 episodes, 1955-1959)
Series Editorial Department
Dann Cahn .... editorial supervisor (101 episodes, 1955-1959)
Series Music Department
Ken Darby .... chorus / music by / ... (217 episodes, 1955-1961)
E.C. Norton .... music editor (65 episodes, 1956-1958)
Harold Adamson .... composer: theme music (48 episodes, 1955-1959)
Harry Warren .... composer: theme music (48 episodes, 1955-1959)
Series Other crew
Stuart N. Lake .... consultant (114 episodes, 1955-1959)
Wilda McGinnis .... story editor (6 episodes, 1959)

Arvo Ojala .... gun coach (unknown episodes)

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30 min (227 episodes)
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Did You Know?

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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6 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Adonis plays lawman, 22 October 2005
Author: jonesy74-1 from United States

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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