Earp takes an interest in Mamie Perkins but there is something amiss in the relationship even though his friends hope they marry. Earp learns she loves another man who needs Earp's protection from Fog MacMurray's gang of cattle rustlers.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jan Shepard ...
Mamie Perkins
Big George Cannery
Doc Fabrique
Marsh Murdock
Fog MacMurray


Earp has taken an interest in Mamie Perkins who he met at church. He has grown very found of her although he has no interest in getting married. Mamie's attitude toward him is mixed and he can tell there is a problem. Murdock suggests Earp forget her while Doc Fabrique hopes they marry. Big George Cannery is chased into Wichita by Fog MacMurray and his gang. Big George has left the gang of cattle rustlers and beat up Fog and wounded some of his men. Fog and his men surround the town waiting for Big George to leave so they can kill him. Big George has heard Earp is courting his girl friend Mamie so he returned to Wichita to challenge Earp. He finds himself too slow in a gun fight so he challenges Earp to a fist fight which he loses. Mamie comes to the rescue of Big George which leaves Earp's feelings hurt. Realizing Big George is wanted by MacMurray, Mamie comes to Earp for help knowing it is asking a lot of him. Earp agrees to try to help so he develops a plan to get Mamie and Big ... Written by Anonymous

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3 January 1956 (USA)  »

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End credits show Douglas Fowley's name as playing Doc Fabrique. Damian O'Flynn actually plays the part of Doc Fabrique. Douglas Fowley does not appear in this episode. See more »


Narrator: For many months, Wyatt Earp, as Marshal of Wichita, Kansas, had managed to stay clear of feminine entanglements. This took some doing since numerous young women had set their caps for the handsome Mr. Earp. But Miss Mamie Perkins, a church organist, had that mysterious charm that appealed mightily to Marshal Earp, and almost succeeded in proving the frontier adage that stated, "For most men, women are slow, but to a peace officer, they can be a quick death."
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The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers
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