The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 3, Episode 32

The Underdog (22 Apr. 1958)

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A local girl wants to marry a painter but her family is against it. The painter was told by Buntline to ask Earp for help. He wants to learn to fight but Earp refuses but the returning Doc Holliday helps the man because he likes his work.


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Episode cast overview:
Myron Healey ...
Doc Holliday (as Michael Healey)
Etta Jackson
Brad Johnson ...
Hurley Abbott
Mayor Jim Kelley
Fay Roope ...
George Jackson


Etta Jackson and artist Hurley Abbott have fallen in love and wish to marry. However, Etta's southern family believe all artists are womanizers and evil men. They decide to run Hurley out of town so Hurley turns to Earp. Hurley was given a note by Ned Buntline to ask Earp for help if needed. He asks Earp to teach him how to fight but Earp refuses although he likes Hurley. He advises the couple to elope and go west before the family can catch them. Doc Holliday has returned to Dodge City alone and takes an interest in Hurley's paintings believing the young man has a future. He doesn't think it is feasible to teach Hurley to fight as he would likely be hurt but he is willing to help back down the Jackson family. Earp with Doc behind him stop the three Jacksons but the Jacksons vow to return with more men. Doc is forced to leave leaving Earp to handle what is now the Jackson "mob" outside his jail and a couple wanting to marry in his jail. Written by Anonymous

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Earp thought he had Dr. John H. Holliday safely established as a patient in a Colorado sanitarium. Doc needed a rest to cure his lung trouble and Wyatt needed a rest from Doc and his cantankerous warfare against the respectable citizens of Dodge City. But a greenhorn by the name of Hurley Abbott caused a new battle in the war between Holliday and Dodge with Wyatt in the middle.
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