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.



(story and teleplay), (story) (as A.E. Houghton Jr.)

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Wyatt Earp
Michael Emmet ... Rodney Evert
Julie Van Zandt ... Cora Gill
... George Peschauer
Harrison Lewis ... Jed the Bartender
... Drunk in Bar
Louise Arthur ... Mrs. Gill


George Peschauer was booted out of the Ben Thompson gang due to his ruthlessness and he wants to kill Earp who he despises. He and his men come into Wichita firing their guns but no one witnesses it so Earp can't arrest them. He has come to sell a ranch filled with rustled cattle to the Englishman Rodney Evert. Evert is staying at a hotel run by Cora Gill and her mother. The prim Cora detests Peschauer but takes an interest in Evert. When a drunk starts a fight with Evert, Peschauer saves Evert when the drunk grabs a gun. Earp arrests Peschauer for carrying a concealed derringer. Evert tries to bail him out but Earp refuses and tries to warn Evert about Peschauer but Evert won't listen. Back at the hotel, Cora warns Evert about Peschauer but quickly learns Evert is not the fool he seems and is interested in her. When Peschauer hits Cora for talking about him, Evert is ready to take on Peschauer as is Earp for other reasons. Both men meet Peschauer in the street but Evert in front gets... Written by Anonymous

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21 February 1956 (USA)  »

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Narrator: [Opening Narration] Wyatt Earp's greatest distinction as Marshal of Wichita, Kansas was based on a fact that in a hundred showdowns with armed lawbreakers, he preferred to disable an opponent rather than shoot to kill. But George Peschauer, a renegade of such villainy that he was expelled from the Thompson gang of outlaws, managed to anger Wyatt into a killing temper. On the Western frontier of 1875, Marshal Earp was considered reckless and foolishly quixotic to spare outlaws' lives at the risk ...
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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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