Earp arrests a drunk Sgt. Craig for killing an Indian in a Dodge City store. However, the Captain at Fort Dodge has other ideas about whether it is a crime for a soldier to kill an Indian. Earp finds himself fighting the Army for his man.



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Episode cast overview:
Capt. Brooke
Ron Gans ...
Sgt. Craig (as Ron Kennedy)
Robert Ellis ...
Pvt. Crenshaw (as Bob Ellis)
Mr. Whittle
John Damler ...
Lt. Meade
Col. Grayson (as Tris Coffin)
Lyn Guild ...


Two drunk soldiers wander into Mr. Whittle's general store for chewing tobacco. There is also a Cherokee couple in the store buying blankets. When Sgt. Craig tries to make advances on the Indian woman, her husband knocks the Sgt. to the floor and the couple starts to walk out. Sgt. Craig shoots the Indian in the back killing him. Earp decides to go to Fort Dodge where Lt. Meade allows him to put Sgt. Craig under arrest. When Capt. Brook returns, he rides into Dodge City to ask Earp for the Sgt.'s release but Earp refuses. Brook then goes to the general store where he persuades Mr. Whittle it is not in his best interest to testify against Sgt. Craig. He then returns to Dodge City with several soldiers to take Sgt. Craig by force. He is able to release Craig who escapes back to the same general store while Earp fights Brook. With the help of Deputy Norton and Mr. Whittle Earp is able to recapture Craig after a gunfight. At the same time Lt. Meade arrives with Col. Grayson who overrides ... Written by Anonymous

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15 January 1957 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp rode into Dodge City one bright May morning in 1876 and was Chief Marshal by noon. One month later, General Custer rode in proud defiance to his death on the Little Big Horn. That same year came the close to the long and bloody campaign that drove the Plains Indians from the Dakotas from his last hunting grounds and his way of life. Battle weary troops were moved east and south to regroup and recover. Among them were men whose memories were scarred by too much ...
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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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