Earp prepares for trouble when a group known as the Harlequins are expected to return to town. Although they disguise themselves as clowns, they have a deadly serious purpose--they robbed the Bank of Tombstone and want their comrade back.



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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Bill Casey
Ken Drake ...
Tim Murdock
Sam Newton
R.L. Armstrong ...
Joe Taylor


A group of five men dressed as clowns blow the safe of the Bank of Tombstone at night and steal $50,000. One of the clowns Casey is wounded in the shoulder and caught. Earp loses their trail in the rocky ground they cross. The four remaining members stop at an abandoned mine to hide the money, rest, and return to Tombstone to free Casey. In Tombstone there is a run on the bank by everyone including Old Man Clanton who strangely is on Earp's case to enforce the law. Earp devises a secret plan to have the Arizona Bank loan enough money to the Bank of Tombstone to hold off the bank run that could kill both banks. Shotgun is amused by Earp's ability to imitate the English accent and voice of the prisoner which gives Earp a second idea. He expects the gang to break Casey out of jail so he has Shotgun dress as Earp to make the gang think they have both left the jail while Earp takes the prisoner's place using his disguise. The hope is that the gang will lead Earp and a posse to the stolen ... Written by Anonymous

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21 February 1961 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In the 1880s, there were many bandit gangs who plundered the Southwest. And among them were the very successful bank robbers called the Harlequins: five cunning killers who disguised themselves as clowns to conceal their identity - a device that enabled them to elude some of the most famous law officers of the West.
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The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers
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