The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 3, Episode 15

Shadow of a Man (24 Dec. 1957)

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While away for the day helping Sheriff Masterson, Earp appoints Hal Norton as his Chief Deputy. Hal is forced to confront several problems while Earp is gone. He recalls how Earp would act in similar cases in deciding on what to do.


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Episode cast overview:
William Tannen ...
Deputy Hal Norton
Mayor Jim Kelley
James Douglas ...
Danny Kirk
Sally Fraser ...
Dave Williams


Wyatt Earp joins Sheriff Bat Masterson in rounding up 7 potential train robbers. He leaves Deputy Hal Norton in charge as chief deputy during his absence. Hal recalls several past experiences with Wyatt in dealing with Mayor Jim Kelley (who considers replacing Hal), his three deputies (including Louie who is an upstart), a potential murder trial, a lynch mob, Texans who haven't checked their firearms, reluctant witnesses, and a loving couple. When Wyatt returns, he notes that Deputy Hal has acted professionally in dealing with all these events. Written by J C Charron

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24 December 1957 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Ever since Bat Masterson had been elected as Sheriff of Ford County, Wyatt had known he must appoint a Chief Deputy to replace Masterson. Bat had proven himself with guns and fists. In Wyatt's absence, the hoodlums of Dodge City respected Bat. Any other man named Chief Deputy would have it tough.
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