The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 5, Episode 36

Roscoe Turns Detective (3 May 1960)

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Army mule and horse remounts are stolen from a Tombstone stable. The owner was severely injured and didn't see the robbers but Roscoe did and was kicked by a stolen mule. Shotgun believes Roscoe can be a detective. Earp has no other clue.


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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
James Seay ...
Damian O'Flynn ...
Skinner Malone
Jock Gaynor ...
Lieutenant Grange
Paul Jasmin ...
Louis Vanik
William Keene ...
Colonel Hibbert


A group of Army mule and horse remounts are stolen from a stable in Tombstone leaving the owner severely injured. Roscoe is hurt on the flank by a mining mule's cleated horseshoe from being kicked. Shotgun asks that Doc Goodfellow look at Roscoe plus he tells Earp Roscoe can identify the stolen animals and the thieves. Earp along with everyone else has little faith nor is Roscoe going to be able to testify in court. The next day Lt. Grange and a corporal bring in the gypsy Louis Vanik with two mules. They have the wrong shoes nor does Roscoe signal he has seen them. Grange can't believe Earp is listening to a mule still wants Vanik jailed and tried as he no papers for the mules. Earp, Shotgun, and Roscoe start making the rounds looking for the stolen animals and thieves. They find mules Roscoe acknowledges in a barn. The owners tell Earp they bought them from Skinner Malone. There Roscoe finds the mule that kicked him. Earp takes them in but Judge Spicer won't accept Roscoe as ... Written by Anonymous

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3 May 1960 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In the opinion of mule owners, a mule is more intelligent than a horse. In the opinion of Shotgun Gibbs, his mule, Roscoe, was smarter than all other mules and most human beings. Thus, when a consignment of Army remounts was stolen from a livery stable in Tombstone, Roscoe happened to be the only eye witness. What could Roscoe do about it?
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers
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