Word is received by telegraph that a cyclone is coming toward Dodge City. Shotgun doesn't believe it since his mule Roscoe isn't excited while Mayor Kelley and Dr. McCarty are trying to prepare for a disaster and Earp must rescue a dog.



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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Mayor Jim Kelley
Bill Cassady ...
Dr. McCarty (as Bill Cassidy)
Sandra Stone ...
Ray Ferrell ...


It is a hot September day in Dodge City with everyone sweltering in the heat. Miss Mamie drops off ice at the Marshal's office for the prisoners including her boyfriend and the staff. At the telegraph office word is received that a cyclone is hitting other Kansas towns. The young boy George running down Front Street yelling a cyclone is coming grabs Earp's attention. Once he learns it isn't a joke, Earp starts preparing for the storm. He has Shotgun gather in special deputies although Shotgun doesn't believe there is any danger since his mule Roscoe hasn't warned him. Mayor Kelley wants Earp to call the city disaster team together to prepare while Dr. McCarty is gathering people and supplies to go into his storm cellar. Others are going for safety in the ice house. Earp spots little George on the street trying to catch his dog. He tells George to go to safety while Earp will catch the dog. He chases the dog into a saloon while several of the people hearing about Earp and the dog come ... Written by Anonymous

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12 May 1959 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Like most films where a message is sent by telegraph. The telegrapher receives words with nowhere near enough taps. Morse code requires a series of taps for each letter. But in this case, the telegrapher gets only a few taps before he says a whole word. This is a common mistake in TV and movies. See more »


Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Dodge City on a bright September morning in 1878 awoke to what its residents thought was just another start of a heat wave - a scorcher. To Marshal Wyatt Earp and his Deputies, a very hot day meant more than a usual run of 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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