The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 4, Episode 25

Horse Race (3 Mar. 1959)

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A horse race between horse owner Milt Canyon and Bullhead turns violent when the Indian pony wins. With Canyon dead the locals want to lynch Bullhead. Earp has to keep peace by convincing Bullhead to return to Dodge City for trial.



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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Stuart Randall ...
Milt Canyon
Tommy Cook ...
Hal Walters
Chief Bullhead
Michael Carr ...
Little Elk
Damian O'Flynn ...
Terence de Marney ...
Lynch Mob Member
Ethan Laidlaw ...
Bill Coontz ...
Indian Sentry


Horse owner Milt Canyon owns the fastest horse around and has beaten every horse who has challenged his. Bullhead and braves from the Cheyenne tribe have illegally left the reservation to race an Indian pony against Canyon's horse. Canyon puts up considerable gold against horses and skins owned by the Indians. Shotgun tells Earp about the race which concerns Earp. He decides to allow the race and stays to ensure it is run fairly. The Indian pony wins so Canyon reluctantly pays off when Earp orders him to pay. After Earp and Shotgun leave, Canyon tries to force Bullhead to sell him the pony as he must have the fastest horse but Bullhead refuses. Canyon shoots him in the back so Bullhead stabs Canyon to stop him. There are no witnesses but the Indian braves. A mob wants to go after them but Earp says he will go alone. He finds Bullhead shot in the back and removes the bullet. He tells both Bullhead and Little Elk that Bullhead must return for a trial to keep the peace. Earp gives them ... Written by Anonymous

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In a frontier society, like Dodge City, the sources of amusement were few and they were liable to be rough, disreputable, and overcrowded. Most of these could lead to trouble for somebody, and sometimes, one of them could lead to trouble for the whole community and for Wyatt Earp.
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