Abilene's marshal is bumped off, Bart kills the murderer, but instead of thanks, he's threatened with jail for vagrancy unless he becomes marshal. At least it's only a temp job, because Wyatt Earp's en route to undertake the assignment. In the meantime Bart proposes a truce with the killer's gang, so he'll survive until Earp shows. Gambler Bart reasons "if we don't protect the lambs, who'll fleece the sheep ?" When Earp sashays in, he forces Bart to stay on as deputy. Is the legendary lawman losing his nerve or what ? Written by
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Wyatt Earp is played by Med Flory, who was known for his vocal resemblance to Henry Fonda; his casting was likely a wink at "My Darling Clementine," in which Fonda played Earp. See more
I don't like the job. The present is nervous and the future's doubtful and the pay's atrocious. You do me a favor and I'll do one for you in return. You stay out of Abilene for the next six weeks.
Why six weeks?
Cause after six weeks, you'll be somebody else's problem. If you come in here again, I'm gonna try to take you and you'll probably try to stop me. One of us is liable to get dead, could be me, and I think that's too big an investment to put into a six week job.