After the shootout Virgil and Morgan Earp are laid up in a hotel room recovering from their wounds while Wyatt and Doc are busy trying to protect them. The Nugget editor Dameron is publishing stories claiming the Earps and Doc committed murder while Sheriff Johnny Behan is planning to officially charge them with murder hoping to murder them in the jail or if he can get a change of venue on the way to Tucson. Wyatt sends Doc to talk to Curly Brocius and Johnny Ringo who moved into town to see what they have planned. Behan has also talked to them learning they want the Earps killed but not Doc. Behan gets his warrant against the Earps and Doc but Judge Spicer sets bail once he hears more of the facts. Brocius and Ringo fed up with Behan's plans decide to blast the Earps in the hotel during the funeral for the three dead outlaws. Behan over hears the plan plus their desire for a new Sheriff so he has a deputy notify the Earps. Wyatt develops a plan to stop the outlaws that puts Brocius ... Written by
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In real life the decision was made that there was not enough evidence to try them for murder. Virgil Earp was maimed in the arm on December 28, 1881, and Morgan Earp was killed on March 18, 1882, by the outlaws. See more
Have you any idea how we can cheat the gallows, deacon?
Well, if I was talkin' to a newspaperman now, I'd say it looks pretty bad, sir. But we aren't dead yet.
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more