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1. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Wyatt Earp Becomes a Marshal (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Initially resistant to becoming a lawman, Wyatt Earp has a change of heart after seeing the sheriff of Ellsworth, Kansas murdered in cold blood by the inebriated brother of town scourge Ben Thompson.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Mason Alan Dinehart, Richard Travis, Denver Pyle

Votes: 95

2. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Mr. Earp Meets a Lady (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp jails Ben Thompson in the hope that his mentally unstable brother Bill will attempt a jailbreak, but the Marshal underestimates the misguided and naive ruthlessness of young Abbie Crandall, who is also determined to help Ben escape.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Mason Alan Dinehart, Richard Travis, Gloria Talbott

Votes: 73

3. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Bill Thompson Gives In (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Wyatt Earp's insistence on patiently stalking the Thompson brothers with a pair of Indian scouts (rather than a posse) doesn't set well with some influential Ellsworth citizens who demand immediate pursuit and capture of the two fugitives.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Mason Alan Dinehart, Richard Travis, Denver Pyle

Votes: 57

4. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Marshal Earp Meets General Lee (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A quick-tempered former Confederate officer with a grudge against Wyatt Earp threatens to assemble a mob and destroy Ellsworth if Wyatt is not immediately stripped of his badge and run out of town.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Don Haggerty, Mason Alan Dinehart, Richard Travis

Votes: 55

5. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Wyatt Earp Comes to Wichita (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Wyatt leaves Ellsworth and becomes the Marshall of Wichita. His first challenge is a group of local vigilantes so intent on hanging a local Faro dealer that they are concealing evidence that he was acting in self-defense.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Don Haggerty, House Peters Jr., Collette Lyons

Votes: 57

6. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Man Who Lied (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Bennett hires a gunman to shoot Earp who brags he has faced down Earp before. However, Earp doesn't know him so he suspects there is more to the gunman's story. After trying to determine who the gunman is, Earp decides he must face him.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Rick Vallin, House Peters Jr., Don Haggerty

Votes: 54

7. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Gambler (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp is blamed for the back shooting of the saloon owner Bennett after exposing his crooked games. Earp is the only person to use copper jacketed bullets in Wichita which is what was dug out of the wounded Bennett's back.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, J.P. O'Donnell, William Bryant, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 53

8. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Killer (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

After Earp kicks Bennett out of Wichita for a crooked Faro game, Bennett hires the killer Manon Clemens to kill Earp and have his cowboys tree the town. Earp uses trickery to defeat Clemens who kills Bennett for deceiving him.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Lane Bradford, House Peters Jr., Don Haggerty

Votes: 48

9. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: John Wesley Hardin (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Jehn Wesley Hardin comes to Wichita to revenge Earp running his friend Clemens out of Wichita. Hardin has told his wife he is happy to leave and continue to Nebraska but he has several gun tricks one of which he plans to use on Earp.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Phillip Pine, Barbara Bestar, Fred Sherman

Votes: 52

10. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Bank Robbers (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Wounded bank robber Clem Parker and his girl Bonnie Dawson want no part of Tarp Anders' brash gang of thieves, but Wyatt isn't sure whether to believe Bonnie's story that the Anders gang plans to rob the Union Bank without Parker.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Damian O'Flynn, Robert Lowery, Rita Lynn

Votes: 46

11. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: King of the Cattle Trails (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Texan A.H. 'Shanghai' Pierce tries to use his money and influence to make Wichita an open town again by hiring a well known actress to get to Earp. Next, after a card game he tries offering Earp a partnership in the saloon he bought.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Roy Roberts, Lynne Roberts, Don Haggerty

Votes: 42

12. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Big Baby Contest (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp is pushed into being chairman of the Wichita baby contest run by the local women. When a broke, hungry woman with a baby arrives in Wichita, the doctor and Earp enter her in the contest but find a hidden rule may ruin their plans.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jill Richards, Mike Connors, Don Haggerty

Votes: 52

13. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Frontier Journalism was Fearless (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Local gamblers feeling pressure from Marshall Earp concoct a scheme to force the mayor of Wichita, Kansas to get rid of Marshal Earp. A fearless journalist backs Wyatt despite pressure from gambling interests.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Carol Stone, Fay Roope, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 44

14. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Trail's End for a Cowboy (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

An immature rancher's son forced to sell a herd at at a low price tries to make up the difference in a poker game while drunk and loses. Earp refuses to help since no law was broken so the son takes matters into his own hands.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Tommy Cook, Morris Ankrum, Bob Steele

Votes: 43

15. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Rich Man's Son (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

The young runaway son of a powerful railroad executive wants to become a gun-toting cowhand, but Wyatt manages to teach him some far more important lessons about honor and self-reliance.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Lee Erickson, Don Haggerty, Sam Flint

Votes: 48

16. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Buntline Special (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A little man with a brash manner and a large gun visits Wichita hoping to interest Marshall Earp in joining a Wild West Show. He provides Earp with a new gun that becomes a Wyatt Earp trademark - his Buntline Special.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Lloyd Corrigan, Douglas Fowley, Neyle Morrow

Votes: 48

17. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Ben Thompson Returns (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp has been using sanitary laws to close crooked saloons as Ben Thompson comes to Wichita to open one. Ben feels a debt of gratitude toward Earp but it causes problems as the rest of the saloon operators have men gunning for Earp.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Denver Pyle, Don Haggerty, Yvette Duguay

Votes: 38

18. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Marshal Earp Plays Cupid (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp takes an interest in Mamie Perkins but there is something amiss in the relationship even though his friends hope they marry. Earp learns she loves another man who needs Earp's protection from Fog MacMurray's gang of cattle rustlers.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jan Shepard, Gordon Jones, Damian O'Flynn

Votes: 39

19. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Assassins (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp kicks a crooked gambler out of Wichita so three saloon owners decide they are tired of the pressure. They decide to hire two gunmen to assassinate Earp but he gets wind of the plot. Earp brings in some special outside help to stop it.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Lewis Martin, Larry J. Blake, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 50

20. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: A Wise Calf (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Bill Slocum is accused by Duke Wilson of rustling. They take him in Wichita with plans to lynch him outside town but Earp stops them. Slocum is put on trial while Earp does some investigation which produces a major surprise for the jury.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, William Henry, Tom Brown, Don Haggerty

Votes: 38

21. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Mr. Cousin and Mr. Brother (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Two Indians who have helped Earp previously, are being held by a renegade selling rifles to the Indians. They are in the Oklahoma Territory so the Army has asked Earp to go in as a US Marshal to rescue them. He does but as a doctor.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Rico Alaniz, Rodd Redwing, Steve Pendleton

Votes: 42

22. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Bribe (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp returns to Wichita to find a crooked gambler has been given a saloon license by his deputies. Murdock wants the license revoked as Earp's desk is found to contain a $300 bribe framing Earp who has to give up his Marshal badge.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Collette Lyons, Damian O'Flynn, William Pullen

Votes: 42

23. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Frontier Theatre (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp closes a show because the men attending are being ripped off by the girls in it. The owner wants to get even with Earp. He decides to attack the stars of a competing play hoping to trap Earp on his own terms but Earp has other plans.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Mark Dana, Angela Greene, Fay Roope

Votes: 43

24. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Killing at Cowskin Creek (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Big winners at the Keno House are being killed and robbed on the way back to the their camps. Earp is unsure if it is crooked casino owners or someone else doing it. A volunteer comes forward to solve it but Earp is then faced with a mob.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Frank Gerstle, Don Haggerty, Henry Rowland

Votes: 38

25. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Englishman (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

George Peschauer hates Earp and was kicked out of Ben Thompson's gang for his ruthlessness. He is trying to sell an Englishman a ranch loaded with rustled cattle but a nosy female hotel owner is trying to protect the likable Englishman.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Michael Emmet, Julie Van Zandt, Don C. Harvey

Votes: 42

26. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Desperate Half-Hour (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

The Kansas Kid is wanted by the Kingman Sjeriff for robbery, murder, and wounding one of his deputies. The Kid returns to his parents home where Earp arrests him. However, there is a question of his guilt and the intentions of the Sheriff.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Barry Truex, George Chandler, Elizabeth Harrower

Votes: 40

27. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Necktie Party (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Horses are being stolen around Wichita pushing the ranchers to want a necktie party. Their sights are set on a group of gypsies on Gus Cassen's property. Gus is an old friend of Earp who denies guilt but evidence forces his arrest for it.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Peter Mamakos, Lorna Thayer, Mauritz Hugo

Votes: 38

28. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: One of Jesse's Gang (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A respected member of the community shoots a thief and is hailed as a hero. However, it is found that he himself is wanted for being in the James gang. Hs wife is coming to join him forcing Earp to arrest him when he hoped for a new start.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, John Craven, Angie Dickinson, Grady Sutton

Votes: 44

29. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Pinkertons (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

When a man is murdered in Wichita, Earp wants the Newton gang for it but Allen Pinkerton is interfering and more interested in recovering some stolen money. Due to Earp's actions, the Judge at Pinkerton's request takes Earp's badge.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Evans, Tom Monroe, Michael Garrett

Votes: 38

30. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Suffragette (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A suffragette invited to Wichita by Murdock's wife to give a speech is interrupted by men supporting Senator Teague who is against women voting. Earp is caught between both sides trying to control the dangerous fights between them.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Linda Stirling, Howard Wendell, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 37

31. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Hunt the Man Down (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp is forced with the help of Mr. Cousin to go into the rough Bushwacker area to track down a man wanted for murder. The man says he is innocent and Earp begins to question his guilt when the man never attempts to kill him or Rr. Cousin.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Walter Reed, Rico Alaniz, Carleton Young

Votes: 35

32. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The War of the Colonels (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Two ranchers have started a range war that is spilling into Wichita where innocent people could be killed. The granddaughter of one is involved plus she takes an interest in Earp. He is more concerned with a way to stop the war in Wichita.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Pamela Duncan, Forrest Taylor, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 34

33. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Bat Masterson Again (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp learns Masterson has dropped out of school and is a scout for the Army. He is being threaten by the killer Sgt. King over a woman using Bat as leverage to keep King away. Earp tries unsuccessfully to talk Bat into leaving her.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Mason Alan Dinehart, Jean Willes, Peter Adams

Votes: 45

34. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Wichita Is Civilized (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

The Taylors open a café in Wichita but word that he is a cousin of criminal Mannon Clements causes strife for them and Earp who wants a peaceful town. When Taylor kills a man who threaten him, Earp has to prove Wichita has changed.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, John Doucette, Carol Thurston, Damian O'Flynn

Votes: 41

35. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Dodge City Gets a New Marshal (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Earp takes the job of Dodge City Marshal. He arrives to find the Sheriff and his deputy under siege and the men on Front Street trying to kill him. He breaks the siege followed by going after the ring leader of the Big T outfit.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Harry Tyler, Nelson Leigh, Robert Fortier

Votes: 41

36. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Fight or Run (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

The Big T outfit is angry with Earp's attempt to tame Dodge City so they decide to ambush him with the help of Jim Kelley. Earp is pushing for four new laws to control the town and he needs Kelley's vote to break the tie on them.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Paul Brinegar, Selmer Jackson, Russ Bender

Votes: 40

37. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Double Life of Dora Hand (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

The dance hall run by Dora Hand is a constant site of trouble between the buffalo hunters and railroad workers. She is unable to control them drawing Earp and her friend Kelly into while she also is the lead singer in the church choir.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Margaret Hayes, Paul Brinegar, Tyler McVey

Votes: 38

38. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Clay Allison (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Pete Albright tries to hire gunfighter Clay Allison to kill Earp to open up Dodge City. Allison won't take money but is willing to kill Earp. He loads his own ammo to prevent bad loads so Earp plays on his drinking and fear to defeat him.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Myron Healey, Charles Fredericks, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 38

39. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Wyatt's Love Affair (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

The Judge's daughter has fallen for Earp but Earp realizes there is no future for them given his job. Neither Kelly or the Judge think it is wise for them to marry either. She sees what Earp is into when he takes on the top two ranches.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Nancy Hale, Gordon Richards, George Holmes

Votes: 37

40. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: A Quiet Day in Dodge City (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A newspaper man from New York comes to Dodge City to write about it expecting a wild and dangerous town. The town fathers are hoping for a $100,000 loan so Earp is trying to keep the town quiet but minor issues to the town keep occurring.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Brad Morrow, Donald Curtis, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 37

41. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Almost Dead Cowhand (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Thad Milburn is fed up with being mistreated and cheated by people in Dodge City causing him to wound two people and take refuge in a warehouse. Earp decides to investigate what happened before he and his deputies take any rash action.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Christian Drake, Paul Brinegar, Camille Franklin

Votes: 31

42. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Reformation of Jim Kelley (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Dora is forcing Kelly to sell his saloon so Albright and McGuire see an opportunity to not only buy it but to get rid of Earp. McGuire buys the saloon with complicated paperwork planning to frame Earp as part owner of the saloon.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Margaret Hayes, Paul Brinegar, Ralph Sanford

Votes: 33

43. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: So Long, Dora, So Long (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

As Jim Kelly and Dora Hand prepare to wed, Jim Rellance from Texas hopes to marry the older Dora. Dora tells him to find a younger girl and Earp tells him to leave Dodge City. However, he returns but not with the impact he hoped for.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Margaret Hayes, Paul Brinegar, Joe Turkel

Votes: 43

44. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Bat Masterson Wins His Star (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

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