The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 6, Episode 19

Johnny Behan Falls in Love (14 Feb. 1961)

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Wyatt finds himself in the awkward position of having to come to the aid of crooked Sheriff Behan when, after spending an evening imbibing with a visiting actress, Behan reveals a bit too much about the Clanton operation to her.


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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Steve Brodie ...
Minna Marlin
Andy Albin ...
Limpy Davis
Leonard P. Geer ...
Clanton Cowboy (as Lennie Geer)


Minna Marlin, an actress, is in Tombstone doing a dramatic play. Sheriff Behan takes her to dinner as he has a strong romantic interest in her. After a pleasant dinner with champagne he tries to impress her by talking not only about the legal money he makes but also the money from his connections with the Clanton gang. A waiter overhearing his talk reveals it to Old Man Clanton who summons Behan. Meanwhile, Marlin asks to see Earp revealing that she doesn't think it proper for a sheriff to be involved with criminals. Earp lets her know that everyone is aware of Behan's connections. Furthermore, each reveals that they have a mutual interest in each other as Earp has been watching her each night plus she wanted to see him. The two decide to see each other to prevent Behan from bothering her further. Old Man Clanton chews out Behan for talking while having an eye kept on Marlin. Seeing she is with Earp consistently, Clanton decides to ensure she won't talk. The situation forces Behan to ... Written by Anonymous

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Wyatt Earp's struggle to prove that Sheriff John Behan was hand-in-glove with the Clanton outlaws and the corrupt Ten Percent Ring took a strange new turn when Miss Minna Marlin arrived in Tombstone. Miss Marlin was the star of a dramatic company playing at the Bird Cage Theatre, but she became the central figure of a real life drama - a drama which had the whole town talking.
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