The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 5, Episode 20

The Big Fight at Total Wreck (12 Jan. 1960)

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Dick Gird has hired Irish and Welsh miners to work at the Total Wreck mine but the old country feud between the two nationalities creates constant fights. Contary to Earp's advice Nellie Cashman believes she can create peace between them.


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Episode cast overview:
Nellie Cashman
Duncan Lamont ...
Jock Welsh
Tim Shawnigan
Damian O'Flynn ...
Frank Gerstle ...
Dick Gird


Dick Gird has reopened the Total Wreck mine with both Cornish Jacks (Welsh) and Irish Terriers miners working in it. The two group are in constant fights with each other due to the feud between the two groups in the old countries which has not dissipated in Arizona. Tired of having to treat the "wounded" Nellie Cashman decides to settle the dispute between the groups for once in all. Earp tells her it is not possible and that Gird should separate the two groups to keep peace. She goes anyway on her own to the mine to talk to them followed by Earp who wants to simply return her to Tombstone safely. Earp is forced to fight the leaders of the two groups starting with Jock Welsh followed by Tim Shawniigan. Earp beats both but Nellie refuses to leave with him. To settle the feud she decides to have a contest between the two groups in which she expects neither side to win. They will drill two foot holes with hammers and drills. The Irish are missing their best man so Earp agrees to take his... Written by Anonymous

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12 January 1960 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Miss Nellie Cashman, the ministering angel of Tombstone, had occasionally been an embarrassment to Wyatt. Nellie was liked and respected by all kinds and conditions of men. But when she sought to make peace between the Welsh and Irish miners at the diggings called the Total Wreck Mine, Marshal Earp knew he had big trouble.
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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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