The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 2, Episode 7

A Quiet Day in Dodge City (9 Oct. 1956)

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A newspaper man from New York comes to Dodge City to write about it expecting a wild and dangerous town. The town fathers are hoping for a $100,000 loan so Earp is trying to keep the town quiet but minor issues to the town keep occurring.



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Episode cast overview:
Brad Morrow ...
Toby Cullen
Jim 'Dog' Kelley
Mayor Hoover
Jean Harvey ...
Sarah Cullen (as Jean G. Harvey)
Syd Saylor ...
Frogface Perkins
Sally - Waitress


New York newspaper reporter Jensen has arrived to write a story on Dodge City. He along with most Easterners think of Dodge City as wild with gun fights and killings. The city fathers are hoping for a $100,000 loan to help develop the city so they want to make a good impression as does Earp. Young Toby has been named by Earp as his special helper on weekends so since it is Sunday he is busy trying to report every incident he finds to Earp who wants to eat his meals and enjoy a quiet day. The day starts with a dog fight Toby's mom breaks up with a shotgun followed by cowboys shooting their guns, an Indian wanting to see a doctor, a fight between Kelly and Dog Face Perkins, and cowboys fighting over a horse race but no one is killed. It looks good until Jensen leaves with Kelly for a walk to Boot Hill where Dog Face Perkins threatens to kill Kelly. Earp stops Perkins with his gun butt but Jensen has had enough. In the end Earp has to stop Jensen's coach to retrieve Toby running away and... Written by Anonymous

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Narrator: The law-abiding element in Dodge City was ashamed of their town's reputation as the Gomorrah of the Western frontier. That's why they hired Wyatt Earp to be their Marshal in 1876. But it takes time and money to civilize a tough town. The city fathers were understandably alarmed when they heard a reporter for the great and influential New York Herald would be stopping by to write a story about conditions. As for Marshal Earp, it would be a cruel test of his efficiency as a peace officer. Dozens ...
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