Shotgun Gibbs decides that Earp and Nellie Cashman are made for each other and should get married. He sets up a dinner between them which in turn fuels rumors that reach the Emma Clanton and the Clanton boys who take advantage of it.


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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Nellie Cashman
Emma Clanton
Steve Rowland ...
Phin Clanton
John Milford ...


Everybody like Nellie Cashman so when Shotgun Gibbs sees her kiss Earp for raising cash for a new organ, he decides the two should be married. He tries talks with Nellie about the issue and tries to persuade Doc to speak with Earp. However, Doc feels marriage is more like a life sentence than bliss. Shotgun asks Nellie and Earp to a dinner with him where his conversation is anything but coy. He leaves the two alone to continue the conversation in which it is clear there is an attraction. The rumors about their interest have spread to Emma Clanton who besides being unhappy about it, raises the issue with her father, Phin, and Ike. Phin and Ike sensing an opportunity to prove they can think for themselves, concoct a plan to use Nellie to ambush Earp. Emma Clanton warns Earp who thinks Old Man Clanton is behind the plan but he isn't. Written by Anonymous

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15 December 1959 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Many women had unsuccessfully set their caps for Marshal Wyatt Earp. But when his friend, Shotgun Gibbs, got the idea that Wyatt should marry, things looked very bad indeed. Dan Cupid himself never rigged a better trap. Tombstone's most eligible bachelor and Nellie Cashman, the most sought after maiden lady, would seem an ideal match.
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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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