Wyatt Earp's Baby 

On the road to Tucson Earp finds a baby near a family killed by the Apaches. The Sheriff of Pima County refuses to take the baby so Earp is left to find someone to adopt it. He finds an unlikely couple but they are not married.


Sidney Salkow


Albert Beich (teleplay), Gil Orlovitz (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Hugh O'Brian ... Wyatt Earp
Sean McClory ... Muley Boles
Marie Windsor ... Lily Henry
Frank Ferguson ... Sheriff Slim Lydell
William Tracy William Tracy ... Arnold Trask
Barbara Bestar ... Christine Trask


Earp traveling to Tucson to meet the Governor comes upon a wagon that has been attacked and burned by the Apaches. He finds a baby crying but the mother and father have been killed. He is in Pima County so he takes the baby to Sheriff Lydell who refuses to take the baby telling Earp he believes the baby is really Earp's. Earp takes the baby to a friend Lily Henry who runs a saloon. He wants her to tend to the baby while he meets the Governor and over night while he tries to find a home for it. She takes the baby while her friend Muley Boles watches. He owns a freight business and blacksmith shop. Earp has no luck finding a family but Muley tells Earp Lily lost a son and husband while Lily tells him Muley lost his son and wife. Both share the care of the baby during the night and the next day. Earp realizes that they are the couple to take the baby but they are not married. When he spots some touring actors, he devises a scheme to make Muley and Lily realize they need each other and ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

25 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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Wyatt Earp Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode uses the same script as episode 2.35 from The Adventures of Jim Bowie titled Bowie's Baby. See more »


Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Since Marshal Wyatt Earp was heading to Tucson to see the Governor on business, there was nothing for him to do but take the infant he had found along with him.
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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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