The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 6, Episode 24

Clanton and Cupid (21 Mar. 1961)

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When she returns home from New Orleans to visit, Old Man Clanton for political reasons tries to persuade his daughter Emma to pursue Wyatt Earp, even though she's actually in love with Tom Ware, a young attorney from New Orleans.


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Episode cast overview:
Carol Thurston ...
Emma Clanton
Trevor Bardette ...
Harlan Warde ...
Tom Ware
Rayford Barnes ...
Steve Rowland ...
Phin Clanton
Ralph Reed ...


Emma Clanton comes home for a visit from New Orleans to announce she is engaged to attorney Tom Ware she met there. As the one good member of the Clanton family she has tried to convince her father and brothers to go straight. Old Man Clanton tells her that he would change if Emma marries Earp and Earp gives up law enforcement plus he is not impressed with Ware. Emma agrees to move to a hotel in Tombstone to rekindle her relationship with Earp. She tells Earp the situation but Earp realizes her love is with Tom Ware instead of him plus he doesn't trust Old Man Clanton. Earp visits Old Man Clanton but nothing changes his mind. As he leaves Tom Ware arrives unexpectedly looking for Emma. Earp escorts Ware back to Tombstone where he devises a plan to make Emma realize who she really loves. Old Man Clanton, however, sends his men to Tombstone to kill Ware or block his exit. Earp is forced to rescue to Ware and stop Clanton's men including arresting Old Man Clanton. Written by Anonymous

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Emma Clanton was the one respectable member of the notorious Clanton outfit. The girl's determination to reform her father, Old Man Clanton, had aroused Wyatt's sympathy. But the way of accomplishing what she wanted confronted Marshal Earp with a perilous choice.
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