The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 6, Episode 25

Wyatt Takes the Primrose Path (28 Mar. 1961)

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Chief Natchez fears being blamed for an attack on a wagon train, which was actually carried out by outlaws. In order to explain to Earp that his tribe is innocent, Natchez decides to kidnap Shotgun Gibbs to get Earp's attention.


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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Stacy Harris ...
Gene Roth ...
J.B. Ayres
William Thourlby ...
Chief Nachez
Gordon Wynn ...
Col. Warren
X Brands ...
1st Apache
2nd Apache


Chief Natchez and his braves off the reservation hunting witness the Clanton gang attack a Mexican wagon train. The Mexican civilians are killed and scalped to make it appear the Apaches did it. Fearing being blamed for the attack, Natchez sends his men to capture either Earp or Big Wyoming (Shotgun) on the trail from Charleston to make contact with Earp. They capture Shotgun and bring him to their camp. Natchez sends out four men to find Earp based on what Shotgun tells him. In Tombstone a late arriving Shotgun has Earp thinking the Clanton gang has killed Shotgun. Earp decides to resign and go alone to find Shotgun as an angry ex-lawman. At the Charleston Roadhouse he learns the Clanton gang made a big score. Doc Holliday shows up to help so the two of them leave in a burst of gunfire. On the road a brave finds them and takes them to Natchez. Natchez takes Earp to the massacre scene. Given what he knows Earp believes Natchez but they must now convince the Army. Written by Anonymous

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28 March 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Wyatt Earp got along very well with most Indians, and he especially liked Chief Nachez, the son of Cochise. But there was one time the Apache Chief was off the San Carlos Reservation and became the prime suspect in an act of violence committed near Tombstone.
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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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