A reformed gambler Tittle comes to Dodge City preaching against gambling and the devil. In this case the devil is the saloon owner Ganly who wants Tittle removed by any means forcing Earp to intervene when Tittle preaches in his saloon.



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Episode cast overview:
... Wyatt Earp
... Shotgun Gibbs
... Rev. Oliver Tittle
... Ganly
... Barfly


Saloon owner Ganly is upset when Rev. Oliver Tittle hangs a poster on his saloon announcing his plans to preach against the sins of gambling and the devil. Earp tells Tittle he must get permission to post his posters and asks him to move to a different location. Tittle admits he is not an ordained preacher but his work is honest. He gathers a crowd in front of Ganly's saloon with Ganly taunting him and Earp forced to break up the gathering due to Ganly's veiled threat to tar and feather Tittle. Tittle returns later to break up a game in the saloon and preach. A barfly asks Ganly to let him preach and takes a collection for Tittle. Tittle turns the money over to Earp but a sign comes to Tittle telling him to take the money and increase it by playing poker. Earp believes it is a fool's errand but turns the money over to Tittle who he believes is a gambler by trade. A high stakes poker game ensues with Tittle trying to break the devil, Ganly. Tittle has success but not in the expected ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

6 January 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Matchmaker  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] There was a saying in the West. It varied from place to place but it always went something like this: there is no Sunday past Junction City and no God past Abilene. At times, it seemed like there was some truth to that. But there were men who carried God in their hearts.
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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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