The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 6, Episode 36

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (20 Jun. 1961)

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Earp recalls in court the details of the day when the Clanton gang rides into Tombstone to shoot it out with the Earps and his plans initially to head off a street battle by arresting each one of the gang separately and then the gunfight.

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James Seay ...
Steve Brodie ...
Sheriff Johnny Behan (as Steve Brode)
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Ray Boyle ...
Morgan Earp (as Dirk London)
Rayford Barnes ...
Ralph Reed ...
Gregg Palmer ...
George Wallace ...
Frank McLowery (as George Wallace)
Stacy Harris ...
Mayor Clum
Damian O'Flynn ...
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After the gunfight at the O.K. Corral Earp is on the stand testifying about the events leading up to the gunfight as part of an inquiry by Judge Spicer. Ike Clanton believes the Earps cheated him when they were unable to catch the men who held up the stage robbing Ike of the reward money. Drunk he threatens to kill the Earps. The next day a sober Ike is in town with a rifle and two pistols waiting for other members of the gang to arrive. Clum wants to use his vigilante group to take the outlaws but Earp wants to take the outlaws individually to prevent anyone from getting hurt. They succeed in arresting Ike Clanton and disarming him but he is released and heads to the gunsmith for a new gun. The McLowery brothers along with Billy Clanton and Billy Claiborne ride into to Tombstone. Sheriff Johnny Behan tries to play both sides telling the outlaws to make their play at the O.K. Corral while lying to the Earps by saying he had disarmed the outlaws. The three Earps are joined by Doc ... Written by Anonymous

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In the show Ike Clanton and Billy Claiborne are armed but run away refusing to fight. In real life it is thought they were unarmed. See more »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The long struggle for law and order in Arizona exploded in thirty seconds of deadly gunfire at the O. K. Corral and placed Wyatt Earp among the great Marshals of the Western frontier. But the famous gunfight has been a matter of controversy ever since 1881. Witnesses from the outlaw element contradicted each other on so many vital points that no reputable historian has taken their version seriously. Marshal Earp's story of the fight was taken under oath and transcribed ...
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