Earp rides out to present his wedding gift to Jim Kelly and Dora Hand the day before their wedding. While there, Bob Rellance arrives hoping to convince Dora to marry him instead of the older Kelly. Dora tells him to find a younger girl his own age followed by Kelly starting a fight with him. Dora calls Earp who breaks up the fight and sends Bob packing with orders to leave town. Earp and Sherrif Bassett followup with it appearing Rellance has left town to return to Texas. That night after a dinner for Kelly they leave Dora with a female friend at her house. That night Rellance sneaks back and sees Dora with what appears to be Kelly trying on his wedding coat and hat but in reality is her checking them out on a mannequin. Rellance shoots killing Dora. Earp along with Bassett and his deputy Bill Tillman track down Rellance. Earp wounds Rellance causing him to be paralyzed. His trial is moved based on a request for a change of venue. Written by
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The real Dora Hand was murdered in 1878 in Dodge City by Jim "Spike" Kennedy who mistakenly thought he was shooting Mayor James H. "Dog" Kelley. She was staying in his home while he was gone for medical reasons. Kennedy was acquitted. See more
Perhaps the main reason his enemies hated Marshal Wyatt Earp was Wyatt's profound loyalty to his friends. Then there's such characters as Jim Kelley and Dora Hand, the Queen of Dodge City's night life. Jim Kelley, the saloon keeper who backed Wyatt's struggles to civilize roaring, snorting Dodge City. Dora Hand whose romance with Kelley and friendship with Wyatt caused the lifting of eyebrows among the respectable citizens of Dodge City. But Wyatt Earp, having once gained a friend, was loyal to...
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more