Abilene's marshal is bumped off and Bart kills the murderer. But instead of thanks, he's threatened with jail for vagrancy unless he becomes marshal. At least it's only a temp job, because Wyatt Earp's en route to undertake the assignment. In the meantime, Bart proposes a truce with the killer's gang, so he'll survive until Earp shows. When Earp sashays in, he forces Bart to stay on as deputy. Gambler Bart reasons "if we don't protect the lambs, who'll fleece the sheep?" Is the legendary lawman losing his nerve or what?
Did You Know?
Wyatt Earp is played by Med Flory, who was known for his vocal resemblance to Henry Fonda; his casting was likely a wink at "My Darling Clementine," in which Fonda played Earp. See more
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