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
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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
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.
The Legend Of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more