The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 2, Episode 31

Old Jake (9 Apr. 1957)

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Earp spots old buffalo hunter Jake Caster in a saloon. Jake lives with the his wife's tribe, the Cheyenne. He tells Earp his wife is dead as he eyes some soldiers. When one of the soldiers is killed, trouble erupts and Earp suspects Jake.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Francis McDonald ...
Jake Caster (as Francis J. McDonald)
Carol Thurston ...
Mrs. McCafferty
Ewing Mitchell ...
George J. Lewis ...
Sgt. Patrick McCafferty
Bob Cunningham ...
Soldier (as Robert Cunningham)


Wyatt's friend buffalo hunter Jake Caster trails the possible killer of his Indian wife and son at Sand Creek. An army sergeant is knifed to death and Wyatt pleads with the army post colonel to keep his men out of town. Deputies closes off the town in anticipation of a showdown with the sergeant's friends. Written by J C Charron

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Violence in the West took many forms. The friction between soldiers and settlers was one of them. With the Fort just outside the town, Dodge City became an arena for such violence more than once. All it took was the appearance of one old man full of an ancient hatred.
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