Earp is caught in the middle between two saloon owners who want to force the owners of the Long Branch Saloon out and take it over. Earp wants to use peaceful methods to control the situation but that will force the truth into the open.

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Luke Short
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Two saloon owners in the less reputable part of Dodge City want to take over the Long Branch Saloon owned by Luke Short. Short has sold a ten percent interest in the saloon to Bat Masterson who resigned as Sheriff of Ford County. The two men Cockrell and DeGraf have hired a group of men to attack the saloon hoping to drive Short out of business but Earp intervenes. He hopes to keep the peace by asking Short to request a restraining order but Short refuses. Earp is able to get Masterson to agree to request the order but Judge Tobin with the urging of Mayor Kelley decides against it as it will open up the fact that many of the "sin" palaces have silent owners in the honorable part of the community. With no legal solution in hand, Earp takes a different approach when the fight continues which forces the truth to be known. In the end Masterson is back as Earp's deputy. Written by Anonymous

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25 February 1958 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] The principle recreations of Dodge City in 1877 were doubtful woman, strong drink, and day-and-night gambling. Dodge was a frontier cow town and it had passed laws against crime but not against sin. On the other hand, respectable citizens expected Marshal Wyatt Earp to keep both sin and crime away from the right side of the Santa Fe tracks. What is now known as the Battle of the Long Branch Saloon was a typical example of frontier hypocrisy. It threatened Wyatt's reputation ...
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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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