In 1879 Mayor Kelley wants to close down the remaining saloons just as Bat returns to take over the Lone Star saloon across from the most successful saloon and he has a young hostess he hopes to marry to draw the men to it.



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Mason Alan Dinehart ...
Walter Coy ...
Mike de Graff
Ralph Sanford ...
Mayor Jim Kelley
Damian O'Flynn ...
Lyn Guild ...


Earp is awaiting the arrival of Virgil and Morgan so the three of them can go west to ranch. Bat Masterson returns to Dodge City with a beautiful fiancée on his arm and a wad of cash in his pocket. His plan to refurbish a rundown saloon, The Lone Star, runs counter to Mayor Kelley's desire to shutdown disreputable businesses and places him in direct conflict with Mike de Graff who owns the biggest gambling hall south of the railroad tracks. Neither Earp or Judge Tobin believe Kelley's idea is feasible. When de Graff's hostess Sweetie, tells him about Bat's plan and that his new hostess Doreen is young and pretty, de Graff decides to fight back by destroying The Lone Star. Bat tells Doreen he wants to marry her once the saloon is making a profit. Ben Thompson returns to Dodge City wealthy after winning and selling a gold mine while in Denver. Mayor Kelley decides to pass a rule outlawing women or hostesses in saloons leaving Sweetie out of work and fed up with de Graff. Bat sells The ... Written by David Bassler

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28 April 1959 (USA)  »

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Narrator: In 1879, Dodge City's day as rip-roaring town had dimmed into peaceful twilight. Under the stern law enforcement of Marshal Wyatt Earp, Judge Tobin and Mayor Kelly, Dodge was almost civilized. The chief remaining problem was that Wyatt had a number of friends like Bat Masterson and Ben Thompson, who couldn't understand that the era of saloon brawls and gunfighting in Kansas was at an end.
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The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Music by Harry Warren
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers
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