Captain David Rowland, retired naval officer, has a ranch in Arizona staffed with a rugged group of ex-sailors. He has fought off Apaches and outlaws on his own for years. His men caught two members of the Clanton gang rustling horses. Rowland has locked them up in his private "brig". Clanton tells Sheriff Behan to get his men freed or else. Behan decides to have Earp and his men help free the men by having Earp take them in to custody. Earp with no real choice goes along and retrieves the men partly through the help of Mrs. Rowland. Behan then uses a writ of habeas corpus to free the thieves from Earp's jail. An irate Earp has Doc and Shotgun recapture the thieves but in the meantime an equally irate Rowland rides into Tombstone to arrest Behan taking him to his ranch. There, he finds Behan guilty sentencing him to five years in his brig. Earp arrives with the recaptured prisoners at Rowland's ranch to find Behan behind bars and wanting out. While he tries to get Behan free, Clanton ... Written by
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Captain David Rowland, retired Navy officer, was famous in Arizona territory. Living in the midst of Apaches and rustlers, the captain had a private army of tough gunfighters. He dispensed his own justice and he operated his own jail. Unfortunately, Marshal Wyatt Earp was obliged to investigate this private empire when Sheriff Johnny Behan ran afoul of Captain Rowland.
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more