A Deputy US Marshal from Topeka asks Earp to help capture a gang of outlaws led by Rocky Griswold. Earp believes it to be entrapment which seems to be confirmed when Joan Deming tells him the men in the group are out of work cowboys.



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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Hank Drew
Joan Deming
Rocky Griswold
Judge Tobin
Mayor Jim Kelley
Mr. Casland


Some lawmen in the west would do anything to earn bounties and catch outlaws but entrapment was illegal. Earp is faced with this situation when Deputy US Marshal Hank Drew enters his office for help in catching the Rocky Griswold gang steal a gold shipment. Earp says it is entrapment and he refuses to go along even when offered part of the reward. After Drew leaves his office, Joan Deming drops in to talk to Earp. Her father owns a ranch and she is friends with Rocky and his men. She tells Earp they are out of work cowboys who are hungry that she has been helping with handouts. She is afraid Drew is talking them into committing a crime. Drew contacts Mr. Casland and Mayor Kelley about the issue. Kelley wants to go along with Drew while Casland realizes Earp could be correct. Joan while taking food to the gang tries to dissuade Rocky from going along with the robbery but the men are hurting. She tells him she saw Drew talking to Earp but when Drew returns he says he was arrested. Earp ... Written by Anonymous

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31 March 1959 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The toughest decision Wyatt Earp ever had to make as a peace officer in Dodge was what to do about Rocky Griswold and his gang of saddle tramps. Hank Drew, Deputy U.S. Marshal, posing as an outlaw, had lured Rocky into the attempted robbery of a Santa Fe gold shipment. Under the law, this would be a plain case of entrapment and a legal trick to capture outlaws for a reward. But on the frontier of 1878, many believed that a John Law should use any method to halt a robbery.
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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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