A question to Marshal Pritchard about the strait jacket he is carrying has him trying to demonstrate it in a bar. When asks a young man to try it on, the man jerks back saying he won't be taken away in it. He shoots the Marshal with Doc Goodfellow standing nearby as a witness. The Marshal is severely wounded but Doc Goodfellow tells Earp he is not sure the shooter knew what he was doing. He appeared to show symptoms of being mentally unstable possibly due to a head injury. Earp finds a poster showing Dave and Cully Dray are wanted by the Texas rangers. He decides again to go with Shotgun but no posse to bring them back. Mayor Clum is against it but lets Earp go. Earp and Shotgun find the pair hiding in a cave and Dave agrees to let Earp bring Doc Goodfellow back to look at Cully. However, Doc Goodfellow can't leave due to the wounded Marshal. Earp has to decide what to do and Clum is losing his patience. Written by
Did You Know?
[All trivia items for this title are spoilers.
In 1881, treatment of the mentally ill was unheard of. The law seldom recognized insanity as an excuse for a defendant charged with a crime. Thus, when Wyatt Earp tried to help the outlaw Dray Brothers, he risked his job and his life.
The Legend Of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more