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1957

1 Jan. 1957
Shootin' Woman
Mrs. McGill resorts to guns to save their water and pasture for Hap Dorsett who she hopes will marry her daughter. Earp has warned her to call him instead but the situation becomes worse when people learn she has gold hidden on her farm.
 
8 Jan. 1957
The Man Who Rode with Custer
Earp is involved in the backlash from Custer's last battle when crooked Indian Agents come to Dodge City to blame the Army and Capt. Benteen for the loss. They hope to use Mr. Brother and Mr. Cousin as witnesses to bolster their story.it
 
15 Jan. 1957
Wyatt and the Captain
Earp arrests a drunk Sgt. Craig for killing an Indian in a Dodge City store. However, the Captain at Fort Dodge has other ideas about whether it is a crime for a soldier to kill an Indian. Earp finds himself fighting the Army for his man.
 
22 Jan. 1957
Witness for the Defense
Ben Thompson returns as a dealer at a saloon outside Dodge City. When he is caught cheating, he engages in a gunfight with several hands from the Circle Bar ranch killing the foreman. Earp decides to unofficially help Ben by arresting him.
 
29 Jan. 1957
The Sharpshooter
George Morris is willing to pay $1500 to Rule Hawes who was a Tennessee sharpshooter to kill Earp. Hawes pays Morris's sister Mrs. Hamble to let him stay in her barn while he tries to kill Earp but Annie May Hamble has a crush on Bat.it
 
5 Feb. 1957
Siege at Little Alamo
Wells Fargo asks Earp to help stop holdups by Curly Bill Brocius' gang at the station called the Little Alamo. Earp has a plan to go there alone as a target but a female passenger on the stage does her best to ruin Earp's plan.
 
12 Feb. 1957
Vengeance Trail
Earp receives word that Fred Colby has been released from prison. Earp has no knowledge of him so he fills in the blanks with info from Hal, others and old city records. Fred may be out for revenge for the killing of his brother Larry.
 
19 Feb. 1957
Command Performance
Buffalo Bill Cody and Ned Buntline bring a German Prince through Dodge City. They ask Earp to help fake a robbery to provide excitement for the Prince. He agrees but three outlaws unwittingly turn the incident into a real kidnapping.
 
26 Feb. 1957
They Hired Some Guns
Two stage lines are competing over a single route with the feud turning into a gun battle in Dodge City as each side outbids the other for hired guns. Bat was thinking about joining until Earp points out the fight is turning serious.
 
5 Mar. 1957
Bat Masterson for Sheriff
Bat is running for sheriff at the urging of Earp but Bat is having trouble controlling his temper as his opponent tries to bait him into fights. Bat's girlfriend and her father, a Senator, push Bat to split with Earp but will Bat listen.
 
12 Mar. 1957
Hang 'Em High
Bat is forced to hang Dal who he believes is innocent in 24 hours by a Judge in Ford County. Dal's girlfriend asks Earp for help but Dal refuses to defend himself. He has been framed by the White Cap vigilantes and Earp wants to stop them.
 
19 Mar. 1957
The Vultures
Two bounty hunters arrive in the Dodge City area looking a wanted man who has changed his life. They shoot him for a $1000 reward. Earp agrees to get their money but wants them out of town. However, they find easy pickings in Dodge City.
 
26 Mar. 1957
Young Gun
Brash eighteen year old Jimmy Craig arrives in Dodge City planning to be a deputy. However, he introduces himself to the town by trying to pick a gunfight with a man in a group teasing him about his age. Earp is insure how to handle him.
 
2 Apr. 1957
The Nice Ones Always Die First
Bat's brother Ed arrives in Dodge City broke and needing a job. Bat doesn't believe he has the ability to be a good lawman and doesn't want to hire him. Earp takes him on as a city deputy but soon learns Bat is right about Ed.
 
9 Apr. 1957
Old Jake
Earp spots old buffalo hunter Jake Caster in a saloon. Jake lives with the his wife's tribe, the Cheyenne. He tells Earp his wife is dead as he eyes some soldiers. When one of the soldiers is killed, trouble erupts and Earp suspects Jake.
 
16 Apr. 1957
The Equalizer
Kelley opens a hardware store with gunsmith Guns McCallum working for him. Guns is a short man with a short temper. When men pick on him, he likes to fight back so Earp and Kelley become worried when a gunfighter has an issue with him.
 
23 Apr. 1957
Wyatt Meets Doc Holliday
Earp is looking for information on Mike Roarke at Shanssey's Camp where he finds Doc Holliday may be able to help. Doc refuses as he has his own agenda with Roarke. Kate Holliday arrives with news of Roarke and a plan to take Doc away.
 
30 Apr. 1957
Beautiful Friendship
The Judge, Bat, and Kelley want Earp to run Doc and Kate Holliday out of Dodge City but Earp doesn't want to as Doc saved his life and has committed no crime. After Doc wounds a man, Earp is forced to act as the two men study each other.
 
7 May 1957
Dull Knife Strikes for Freedom
Major Benteen asks Earp and Masterson to take a posse to cut off Chief Dull Knife and his Cheyenne tribe who left Oklahoma. Mr. Cousin and Mr. Brother ask Earp to try to intercede with Dull Knife putting Earp in a tough position.
 
1957
The Gold Brick
Doc buys a gold brick stolen from a stagecoach and tries to use it to prove the honest citizens of Dodge City are not so honest. Earp is forced to trace the various hands which have touched the gold but hits a road block recovering it.
 
21 May 1957
The Wicked Widow
A series of shootings near the home of Myra Malone, a dressmaker, and a warning to a rancher courting Myra forces Earp to investigate. He finds she is harboring a wanted woman who is a member of the Larson gang and dislikes northern law.
 
28 May 1957
They Think They're Immortal
Morgan Earp, Wyatt's younger brother arrives in Dodge City wanting to be a deputy marshal with Wyatt. Wyatt believes it is too dangerous but pressure from Doc and Morgan proving his strong ability with guns forces Wyatt to reconsider.
 
4 Jun. 1957
The Time for All Good Men
The owner of the Big T Rance Purcell and his foreman Gus Andrews trap Earp alone at Stony Wells. Earp outnumbered 30 to 1 is running out of water and ammo. Purcell wants Earp to suffer as several famous outlaws come together to help Earp.
 
17 Sep. 1957
Call Me Your Honor
Mayor Hoover declines to run for mayor, so Judge Tobin with Earp's support asks Jim Kelley to run against Slip Madigan. The key issue in the election is the retention of Earp as marshal. Earp decides to resign to ensure Kelley's election.
 
24 Sep. 1957
The Big Bellyache
Dr. Fabrique Wichita visits Earp hoping for a vacation fishing. With Dr. McCarty out of town he is forced to tend to cattle baron Shanghai Pierce's stomach ache at gunpoint. Dr. Fabrique isn't happy but things turn worse for him.
 
1 Oct. 1957
Pinkytown
Doc stirs up trouble when he tells Miss Pinky Dodge City can't collect taxes from them as they aren't part of the city. Earp steps in and promises Miss Pinky a school if Pinkytown joins Dodge City but there isn't enough money.
 
8 Oct. 1957
Shoot to Kill
After shooting a peace officer in Texas the McAlester brothers Tom and Dave head to Dodge City to escape the Texas Rangers and to see Dave's girlfriend Ms. Lucy. Earp receives notice they are wanted his plan to minimize trouble backfires.
 
15 Oct. 1957
Wells Fargo vs. Doc Holliday
A wounded Wells Fargo stage driver says Doc Holliday and Skunky Groggin robbed the stage. Earp tracks them down playing poker and denying any involvement. Earp believes Doc but no one else does forcing Earp and Doc to prove his innocence.
 
22 Oct. 1957
Warpath
An Army officer is captured by Pawnee Indians who have left the reservation and bought faulty guns. The undercover officer is trying to find who is selling the guns. Earp has to rescue the officer but to do so must find the seller.
 
29 Oct. 1957
Hung Jury
Judge Tobin wants fast justice when a close and highly respected friend is found shot dead with a man holding the gun passed out in front of him. The trial ends in a hung jury due to one man causing Earp to reconsider the case.
 
5 Nov. 1957
Little Pistol
Earp and Doc capture a very young female outlaw called Little Pistol while tracking a band who robbed Doc's saloon. She likes Earp but refuses to talk until Doc uses nitrous oxide to pull her impacted wisdom teeth causing her to open up.
 
12 Nov. 1957
The Magic Puddle
Doc Holliday backs a couple who own land with an oil pit block access to it. Doc makes it into a medicine and sells it. However, the freighters are used to using the pit to grease their wheels resulting in gun fights over access to it.
 
19 Nov. 1957
Mr. Buntline's Vacation
Ned Buntline arrives in Dodge City broke looking for help from Earp who is happy to help in return for the Buntline special. Buntline needs a good story so when an undercover military officer arrives, Buntline might have a good one.
 
26 Nov. 1957
Fortitude
Earp is invited to speak at the Cattlemen's Convention at the Dodge City Opera House. A source tells Kate Holliday that it is a setup by Texas cattlemen to kill Earp. Earp foils the first attempt but he is still pressured to attend.
 
3 Dec. 1957
The Good and Perfect Gift
A youngster who idolizes Doc Holliday wants to be like him forcing Earp and the Hollidays to try to change him. After the boy shoots his father in self-defense, they learn he has consumption - like Doc who tries to win money to treat him.
 
10 Dec. 1957
Indian Wife
When a man insults and is shot by the Indian wife of a white man, Earp is forced intercede between the couple and her father Chief Two Moon. The wife and son have returned to her tribe hoping to prevent further trouble with the law.
 
17 Dec. 1957
Woman Trouble
A group of thieves posing as True Lighter missionaries are stopped outside Dodge City. The leader wants Jennie Brandt to court Earp to learn the time of a Wells Fargo gold shipment. She reluctantly does the job but falls for Earp doing it.
 
24 Dec. 1957
Shadow of a Man
While away for the day helping Sheriff Masterson, Earp appoints Hal Norton as his Chief Deputy. Hal is forced to confront several problems while Earp is gone. He recalls how Earp would act in similar cases in deciding on what to do.
 
31 Dec. 1957
Bad Woman
A bank robbery in Dodge City is foiled by the citizens while Earp is away. Earp knows the gang is lead by the sister of one of the wounded robbers. Earp arrests the sister but she turns the tables on Earp accusing him of attacking her.
 

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