Earp saves Old Man Clanton during a robbery attempt. In Tucson the Ten Percent Ring forces Dameron to print false stories about Earp in the Nugget. Earp refuses to fight Dameron but when he does, it looks like an even bigger mistake.



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Mayor Clum
Charles Watts ...
Hal K. Dawson ...
Barber (as Hal Dawson)
Rita Duncan ...
Mame Griffin
Anne Bellamy ...
Audrey Johnson (as Ann Bellamy)


Both Old Man Clanton and Earp notice saddle tramps hanging around the bank. Earp follows Old Man Clanton breaking up their attempt to steal the Clanton payroll and saves Old Man Clanton who was grazed by a bullet. Even though Old Man Clanton harasses Earp, he offers him a job as his ramrod but Earp declines. Meanwhile, the Ten Percent Ring in Tucson fed up with Earp forces the Nugget editor Dameron to print a series of stories fabricated about Earp saying he is married, a road bandit, and taking payoffs. They provide Dameron with witnesses to the charges. Earp under pressure from the city council and public opinion refuses to take action. Doc Holliday himself finally accuses Earp of having hidden funds making Earp realize he must sue Dameron. However, in court the witnesses provided by the ring are having the desired effect of him losing. Old Man Clanton seeing Earp being railroaded is fed up after Earp saved his life provides Earp a key defense witness. Written by Anonymous

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31 January 1961 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Wyatt Earp faced the hatred and gunfire of many men in the towns of Wichita, Dodge City, and Tombstone. But none hated him more than the Ten Percent Ring and the head of all the outlaws, Old Man Clanton.
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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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