The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 4, Episode 16

The Reformation of Doc Holliday (30 Dec. 1958)

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Doc Holliday is very sick with his wife Kate threatening to leave him since he won't follow anyone's instructions to get better. Earp convinces him he should reform to keep Kate. The reformed Doc with no liquor and guns keeps Earp



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Episode cast overview:
Myron Healey ...
Shotgun Gibbs
Collette Lyons ...
Kate Holliday
Nancy Hadley ...
Marci Stebbins
Damian O'Flynn ...
Don Hayden ...
Ralph Stebbins
Richard Devon ...
Dan Leving
Bill Cassady ...
Dr. McCarty
Ralph Sanford ...
Mayor Jim Kelley
George Baxter ...
Colonel MacGruder


Doc Holliday's illness is worse with Dr. McCarty saying he can do more unless Doc changes his habits. Frustrated Kate tells Doc she is leaving as she can't handle his lifestyle anymore. Earp convinces Doc he needs to reform to keep Kate as they need each other. Doc decides to try Earp's idea by swearing off gambling, liquor, and carrying a gun. The first two may extend Doc's life but the last one may shorten it given his enemies. Doc confronts Dan Leving in Doc's saloon when Leving tries to sell bad land to a young Ralph Stebbins and his wife Marci. When Leving confronts the unarmed Doc, Earp steps in to help. Doc takes Ralph and Marci under his wing. Kate packing to leave is surprised but pleased at the report from the Stebbins about Doc. However, Earp keeps having to protect Doc from several enemies including Leving while Judge Tobin and Mayor Kelley don't believe Doc has changed. Kate soon realizes Doc is miserable under the new conditions plus his life is in danger forcing a ... Written by Anonymous

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Dr. John H. Holliday, close friend of Wyatt Earp, had been living on borrowed time. In a last, desperate effort to save her husband, Katie Holliday appealed to Dr. McCarty, a man of medicine in Dodge City.
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