Doc Holliday Faces Death 

Doc Holliday takes a turn for the worse causing Dr. Goodfellow to recommend that Doc cut back on drinking. Knowing Doc won't to it, Earp distributes Doc's favorite whiskey that has been cut 50% but it has unintended consequences.


Sidney Salkow

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Episode cast overview:
Hugh O'Brian ... Wyatt Earp
Douglas Fowley ... Doc Holliday
Morgan Woodward ... Shotgun Gibbs
Steve Brodie ... Sheriff Johnny Behan
Damian O'Flynn ... Dr. Goodfellow
Steve Pendleton ... Thacker
Gregg Palmer ... Tom McLowery
George Wallace ... Frank McLowery
John Damler ... Outlaw
Dub Taylor ... Hogan


Dr. Goodfellow tells Earp and Doc Holliday that Doc is in serious condition after another relapse in his condition. Dr. Goodfellow wants Doc to cut back on his drinking but Doc is unwilling to change. Earp realizing talking to Doc won't work orders several cases of Doc's favorite rye whiskey that is labeled the same but in reality has been cut 50%. He has Shotgun pass it out to the bars in town. Although Doc notices a difference, he is unable to determine the cause. Shotgun is worried that a more sober Doc may be a more dangerous Doc but Earp continues the charade. Being more sober Doc starts contemplating the rest of his life assuming it to be short. With Earp his only real friend, he tries to do Earp a favor by first trying to take out the McLowery boys but they refuse to fight and Doc resigns as deputy. Sheriff Behan thinks a free Doc might help him rob Wells Fargo and Doc agrees to get the inside info for Behan. However, he decides he will use the situation to do Earp a couple of ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

28 February 1961 (USA) See more »

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Wyatt Earp Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Dr. John H. Holiday was Wyatt Earp's friend. As Wyatt was to say in later years, Doc was a dentist whom lung disease made a frontier vagabond; a philosopher whom life made a caustic wit. At the same time, the nerviest, speediest, deadliest with a six-gun that Wyatt ever knew. But this friendship was also a burden to the Marshal of Tombstone.
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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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