Earp arrests the son of a Mexican for a murder before he crosses the Mexican border. Earp must get his prisoner back to Tombstone but a posse sent by Behan is after the same man as the man's family decide to kill Earp to protect a secret.



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Episode cast overview:
Don Ignacio Vasquez
Anna Navarro ...
Manuel Vasquez
Armand Alzamora ...
Francisco Vasquez
Felix Locher ...


Earp staked out at the Mexican border captures Manuel Vasquez who is wanted for the murder of a man in Tombstone that was witnessed by several people. Earp stops at Bisbee Stage Station for water and food for the return trip. The owner recognizes Earp and Manuel as a Behan posse has just left there headed south. After Earp leaves, the owner sends a worker for the posse. Earp rides fast with Manuel but they are captured by the men of Don Ignacio Vasquez, the father of Manuel. Don Ignacio a friend of Earp's tries to talk Earp into releasing his son but Earp refuses suggesting that Manuel may be freed at his trial in Tombstone. Don Ignacio decides to have Earp dig his own grave but Manuel's fiancé Felicia intervenes giving away a family secret as the posse arrives to take Manuel. Written by Anonymous

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17 November 1959 (USA)  »

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As Wyatt is forced to dig his own grave by Don Ignacio (John Carradine), his shirt becomes sweat stained and dirty and he's allowed to take it off. When he emerges from Ignacio's cabin to confront the Cavanaugh posse, his shirt is back on and is now clean and dry. See more »


Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Tombstone lay in a country that had been Mexican long before it was American. Many an old family ranch was nestled near the best water of the surrounding valley. But changes of allegiance are not made easily and sometimes there is friction and the kind of trouble that involved Wyatt Earp.
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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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Guest stars John Carradine
7 August 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Fugitive" centers on family honor, as a young Mexican (Michael Carr) kills an 'Americano' in self defense, then flees toward his native Mexico because he fears that he will not be tried fairly north of the border. His father is the powerful Don Ignacio Vasquez (John Carradine), who prefers killing the lawman Earp rather than face the disgrace of having his beloved son accused of murder. It's up to the young man's fiancée (Anna Navarro) to set the record straight, before the posse arrives for a timely lynching. The legendary John Carradine, so busy in TV Westerns, shines as the stern patriarch, affecting a Spanish accent while calmly offering Wyatt a shovel with which the marshal can dig his own grave. This was not the actor's first brush with Wyatt Earp, as he played the main villain opposite Randolph Scott in 1939's "Frontier Marshal," nor would it be his last opposite Hugh O'Brian, as each were featured guest stars in John Wayne's final film in 1976, "The Shootist." In 1964's "Cheyenne Autumn," John Ford's final Western, James Stewart's Wyatt Earp plays a comical game of cards with Carradine and Arthur Kennedy.

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