The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 3, Episode 8

Little Pistol (5 Nov. 1957)

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Earp and Doc capture a very young female outlaw called Little Pistol while tracking a band who robbed Doc's saloon. She likes Earp but refuses to talk until Doc uses nitrous oxide to pull her impacted wisdom teeth causing her to open up.


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Episode cast overview:
Carol Stone ...
Kate Holliday
Tina Thompson ...
Susan Leonard
Glenn Strange ...
One-Eye Milburn


While Earp is having dinner with the Hollidays, a gang robs Doc's saloon of $20,000 and kills a dealer. Earp and Doc track and ambush the gang but they all escape except for a young girl who calls herself Little Pistol. She has a flesh wound on one arm but it doesn't stop her from fighting Earp and Doc. They take her back to Dodge City where Kate Holliday tends to her. She likes Earp but not Doc. They try to get her to talk but she refuses although her nightmares indicate she was taken during an Apache attack on her family. Due to a couple of impacted teeth, Doc gives her nitrous oxide to let him pull them and hopefully to get her to talk. Her babbles give Earp enough information to get some answers. Doc wants his money back but Earp realizes Little Pistol who is Susan Leonard may be in danger as Doc also worries Kate may want to adopt her. Written by Anonymous

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5 November 1957 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The story of Susan Leonard, a child known as Little Pistol, is a legend of Western folklore. Except for the intervention of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, Susan might have vanished into a nameless grave. As it happened, Little Pistol became a central character in an episode which started tongues wagging from Dodge to the New Mexico border. Gossip established Susan Leonard as the first female outlaw in the Western country. But the truth about Little Pistol, as truth often turns ...
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