The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 4, Episode 14

Kill the Editor (16 Dec. 1958)

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A new editor is brought in to take over the Globe Times newspaper which has been under attack in Dodge City. Earp soon finds himself accused of murdering the female owner of a saloon with a Globe reporter rounding up witnesses to prove it.


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Episode cast overview:
Myron Healey ...
Shotgun Gibbs
Robert Patten ...
Jim Murdock
Mark Dana ...
Cal McDavid
Ralph Sanford ...
Mayor Jim Kelley
Claire Carleton ...
Sally Bascom
Kenne Duncan ...
Lyn Guild ...
Saloon Girl Getting Earp
Brick Sullivan ...
Deputy Brick
Gil Perkins ...
Man Warning about Doc
Saloon Girl (as Ruth Whitney)
Gordon Armitage ...
Mob Member


Mayor Kelley who is part owner of the Globe Times newspaper in Dodge City has hired Jim Murdoch to take over as editor. Jim is a cousin of Marsh Murdock who ran the paper in Wichita. The residents of Dodge City are unhappy with the previous editor especially over a story written by Cal McDavid about Sally Bascom and her dance hall. Earp tells Murdock he thinks the story was accurate but Earp has no proof that Sally ran a crooked establishment, yet. That night while trying to wash up, McDavid breaks into Earp's unlocked room to steal his Buntline pistol. McDavid confronts Sally in her living quarters where he shoots her and leaves the Buntline beside the body to frame Earp. He returns to the paper to write the story. Earp decides to play along with the frame-up hoping McDavid makes a mistake. McDavid has several witnesses lined up implicating Earp. Disliking Earp's decisions, Gibbs resigns to work with the returning Doc Holliday to clear Earp but their actions may do more harm than ... Written by Anonymous

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Modern newspapermen dislike to see the good old days portrayed by editors and reporters who were drunkards, incompetents, and scoundrels. The men who work on today's newspapers have such strict standards that they cannot understand conditions which existed in towns like Dodge City on the frontier in 1878. But Marshal Wyatt Earp testified in his biography as to the truth. Frontier journalism was a bitter struggle between lawless men who used horsewhips, fists, and guns to keep...
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