Although Earp has one of the four members of the Dry Gulcher Gang in jail for killing Mr. Brother and wounding Mr. Cousin, he wants the other three men. He decides to go alone after them against Bat's advice so Bat follows along to help. They head for the Forks where the three men are hiding with a group of other outlaws. The three men decide to split up with Dick Averill using a stolen Army corporal's uniform to act as a messenger to redirect an Army patrol to go after a band of Cheyennes who left the reservation. Earp and Bat had met the Army patrol but a green shave tail Lieutenant allowed Earp to send them on a wild goose chase. Earp allows Bat to go into the Forks alone where he finds the men but is forced to stay in camp until Earp rides in to free him with a fake story. Earp met Averill in uniform so he and Bat decide to track down the soldiers but the Lieutenant puts them and the patrol in danger when they are confronted by the Cheyenne led by Young Wolf. Written by
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One of the prisoners informs on another. After they are separated Wyatt just leaves the cell and closes the cell door. The informer doesn't object to being left in the cell with the man who just beating him. And Wyatt doesn't seem to see that leaving that man in the cell is a bad idea. See more
Four notorious outlaws known as the Dry Gulchers murdered Wyatt Earp's Indian friend, Mr. Brother, and wounded Mr. Cousins, his other Indian friend, in an ambush. Marshal Earp vowed to bring all four of these hoodlums to justice. He quickly caught one Dry Gulcher but the other three fled to an outlaw stronghold near the Cimarron River. Then Wyatt and Bat Masterson disagreed as to the best method of capturing the remaining three.
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more