Billy Clanton arrives home unexpectedly from school in San Antonio. Emma wants Old Man Clanton to send him back to school but Billy and his brothers Phin and Ike have other ideas. Billy adds to the problem by stealing Earp's Buntline.


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Episode cast overview:
Wyatt Earp
Shotgun Gibs
Billy Clanton
Emma Clanton
Old Man Clanton
Phin Clanton
Ike Clanton
Charles Wagenheim ...
Robert Rawlings ...


The Clanton's are surprised when Billy Clanton arrives home from school in San Antonio. His mother's wish was that Billy be different from the other Clantons by finishing school and going to college. When she sees Billy, Emma tries to ensure Old Man Clanton follows through on mama's desire. Billy with the urging of Phin and Ike has other ideas. He shows his older brothers he is a good shot at a moving target proving he learned something at the military academy. In Tombstone Earp drops off his Buntline with Mr. Spangenberg the gunsmith for repairs who tells him he can pick it up in an hour. Billy needing clothes rides into Tombstone to buy them plus a gift for Emma. He stops in the gunsmith's shop to pick up a gun. While Spangenberg is distracted, he picks up the repaired Buntline and decides to steal it. When Earp learns it is stolen, he is able to determine Billy stole it. At the Clanton ranch after Emma finds the gun she tells Old Man Clanton who tells Billy to return it but Billy, ... Written by Anonymous

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8 March 1960 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Marshal Earp thought he knew Old Man Clanton and all his tribe. But he had forgotten Billy Clanton, the youngest son away in Texas at school. Billy's sister, Emma, had high hopes that Billy would be different from the other Clantons; and Wyatt, when he was forced to remember about Billy, understood Emma's problem - could the boy be saved from the life of an outlaw family as notorious as the Clantons?
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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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