An immature rancher's son forced to sell a herd at at a low price tries to make up the difference in a poker game while drunk and loses. Earp refuses to help since no law was broken so the son takes matters into his own hands.
Brad Cullen drives a herd of 500 cattle to Wichita to sell for his father who expects $20 a head. The buyer says the going price is $10 but offers $15 because he is Cullen's son. Brad takes the $7500 but believes his father will give him a heard time over the low price. After a few drinks he joins a poker game to make up the $2500 but loses everything. Drunk he complains to Earp but Earp refuses to take any action explaining that the game was honest but he was playing against two men who would raise the bets on him between them so he stood no chance. He returns to camp telling the men he was robbed. Six of the men return with him to recover the money. At the casino Brad gets his $7500 in cash but wounds a man as the group leaves. The gamblers go to the Marshal's office where they swear out warrants. Earp agrees to serve them but tells the men they will lose their business when the truth emerges. They try to bushwhack Earp as he rides to serve the warrants but he spots them and tells ... Written by
The summer of 1875 was Wyatt Earp's second year as Deputy Marshal of the trail's end town of Wichita, Kansas. During that first, violent summer, Wyatt had grabbed the town by the tail and held it on the ground while hundreds of armed and defiant cowboys from the cattle trail tried to keep it on the prod. But even though Wichita had learned to keep its hair slicked. Wyatt liked to spend his mornings near the cattle pens, watching what might have drifted in overnight.
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