The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 5, Episode 3

Tombstone (15 Sep. 1959)

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Earp decides to ride into Tombstone alone and unarmed to see for himself how bad it is. He finds himself caught in the midst of an ongoing dispute between the miners and Clantons. Mistaken for a cowboy, he is helped by Nellie Cashman.


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Episode cast overview:
Nellie Cashman
Trevor Bardette ...
Damian O'Flynn ...
Frank Gerstle ...
Dick Gird
Sam Flint ...
Old Man
Lyn Guild ...
Emma Clanton
George Barrows ...


Ignoring Doc Holliday's warning, Wyatt rides unarmed into Tombstone, the most lawless of Western boomtowns, and straight into the battle between miners and cowboys for control of the prosperous silver mining community. Just before Wyatt's arrival, some miners were greased and feathered for trying to enter the cowboys's Birdcage Theatre saloon. Wyatt's attempt to water his horse outside the miner's Oriental Saloon results in a fistfight that lands the ex-lawman and the four miners in the hospital. Wyatt knocked out is helped by Emma Clanton to the hospital adding to the belief Earp is with the Clantons. The mine boss Dick Gird gives the miners the okay to take Earp into custody but he refuses to issue company guns to them. The operator of the hotel and hospital Nellie Cashman tries to persuade Earp to leave town fast but Earp refuses. When Earp doesn't leave town soon enough to suit the miners, he gets into a gun battle in the abandoned mine tunnels that run beneath the town. Written by David Bassler

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[first lines]
Doc Holliday: Tombstone is four miles by the left fork... but I guess my poker game in Gaheyville could wait.
Wyatt Earp: Well, I doubt that, Doctor. Anyway, I'm goin' into Tombstone alone.
Doc Holliday: Takin' off your guns?
Wyatt Earp: That's right. You hang on to 'em or me, will you?
Doc Holliday: If you're goin' in alone, you better keep 'em.
Wyatt Earp: No, sir. I'm goin' into Tombstone as the land agent of The Earp Brothers Incorporated. I'm not a marshal any more. Anyway, an unarmed stranger is a lot safer than a fellow totin' guns.
Doc Holliday: Wyatt, in ...
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The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Music by Harry Warren
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers
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