Jonathan Milton is a "remittance man" from England. His family wants nothing to do with him but his inheritance guarantees he receives a monthly stipend. He has been turning it over to Henry Dart for room and board with the leftover funds used by him for liquor. Recently his demeanor has changed to where he is constantly drunk. Doris Burns who works for Dart has become close friends with Milton but even she is worried about his changing demeanor. He asks Dart for use of his pistol which Dart grudgingly hands over. He tries to gun gambler George Cantwell but Earp breaks it up. The drunk Milton lets slip he needs $500 to pay Cantwell but Milton does not gamble. Later Earp is called by by Dart and Nathaniel "Cooker" Hutchinson about $500 stolen from Cooker by Doris who admits doing it. Earp arrests her as the money is gone - presumably to Cantwell - as Cooker refuses to relent on charges. Are talking to Doris Earp is able to divine why Milton needed the money. A sober Milton wants to ... Written by
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The West was a gathering ground for men of every type - for derelicts as well as heroes. One of the strangest, perhaps, is a man they called a "remittance man" - a man who was paid to stay away from home.
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more