The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 5, Episode 41

Wyatt's Bitterest Enemy (7 Jun. 1960)

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The heat on the Ten Percent Ring has reached Washington who is considering a new territorial governor. They pass the word to Old Man Clanton to kill Earp. He plans an ambush for Earp by robbing a stagecoach and waiting for Earp to appear.


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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Ray Boyle ...
Morgan Earp (as Dirk London)
Steve Rowland ...
Phin Clanton
John Milford ...
Steve Pendleton ...
John Thacker
William Phipps ...


Dodie Jones from Tucson visits Old Man Clanton at his home. Besides a personal run in with Earp, Jones brings word that the trouble in Tombstone has reached Washington which is considering a new governor for the Arizona Territory. The Ten Percent Ring has decided Old Man Clanton must kill Earp. Clanton is not against it but knows it will be difficult as he can't take his men into Tombstone to do it. Thacker of Wells Fargo hears that Clanton is going to plan an ambush for Earp. Earp sends Doc and Shotgun out to learn more details. Doc is able to squeeze some details indicating Clanton plans to rob a stage and wait to ambush Earp. Doc sends for Morgan Earp to help convince Earp the threat is real. The Skelton Canyon stage is held up and late but Earp declines to go after it. His plan is to take the Clanton ranch and catch the men as they return there. Curly Brocius and a few men tire and leave. Old Man Clanton in Tombstone sees Earp and the posse go in the wrong direction. He brings the... Written by Anonymous

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp stayed alive in Wichita, Dodge City, and Tombstone because he was more intelligent than the gunslingers, outlaws, and hoodlums who hated him. But when Marshal Earp became an intolerable menace to the Clantons and the Ten Percent Ring assembling in Tombstone, the time had finally come to kill him
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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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