His Life in His Hands 

Earp has convinced Wells Fargo to use undercover agents to help protect shipments but the job is dangerous. After stopping one of Clanton's robbery attempts, Earp realizes the agent is in danger for his life unless Earp acts to save him.


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Episode cast overview:
Doc Holliday
Shotgun Gibbs
Old Man Clanton
J.B. Ayres
Phinn Clanton
Ike Clanton
Dongo (as William Foster)


To protect their shipments, Earp has convinced Wells Fargo to use undercover agents but the job is dangerous. Earp and his men interrupt a stagecoach robbery stopping all the men but one who returns wounded to Clanton. Old Man Clanton and his boys Phin and Ike suspect J.B. Ayres who runs a roadhouse in Charleston is their leak due to the loose talk in his place. Earp and the Wells Fargo agent in Tombstone are nervous that Ayres is in danger so Earp suggests letting Clanton take the next silver shipment but Thacker refuses to go along telling Earp he has changed the route for the shipment to Lizard Tooth's Canyon trail. Earp arrests Ayres in front of the Clanton men taking him to the Tombstone jail. He tells the reluctant Ayres to give Clanton the route change. Old Man Clanton decides to hold Ayres as a prisoner until he checks out the information. The holdup is a success but Thacker is furious with Earp. Old Man Clanton is still not sure of Ayres so he asks him to help fence the ... Written by Anonymous

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22 March 1960 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Wells Fargo had two undercover agents in Cochise County. One was J.D. Ayres, who operated a roadhouse and outlaw hangout in Charleston. Marshal Earl had a conviction that secret agents must be prevented from exposure at all costs. He sometimes found himself tangling with trouble that might cost several lives, including his own.
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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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