The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Wyatt Earp Becomes A Marshal
      9/6/55
      8.4
      Ellsworth, Kansas 1873. Young Wyatt arrives in town fresh from a buffalo hunt looking to clean up and find his friend Sheriff Whitney who has sent for him. Despite its peaceful appearance, Ellsworth is an ornery little town in need of cleaning up. When his friend is shot, Wyatt feels he must take a stand.moreless
    • Mr. Earp Meets a Lady
      9/13/55
      8.0
      Concerned that his fellow marshal Bat Masterson has been spending time with a woman whose jealous boyfriend is a notorious outlaw, Earp tries to reduce the possibility of bloodshed by banning firearms from the city of Ellsworth.
    • Bill Thompson Gives In
      9/20/55
      8.5
      Although the town is clamoring for Earp to form a posse to shoot it out with killer Bill Thompson, Earp decides to try a more stealthy means of tracking him down by using Indian scouts.
    • Marshal Earp Meets General Lee
      9/27/55
      7.2
      Earp must defuse the situation when cowboys arriving from Texas think that their hero Robert E. Lee has been insulted by the townspeople of Ellsworth.
    • Wyatt Earp Comes to Wichita
      10/4/55
      8.0
      When a dance-hall hostess is threatened by outlaws after doing a favor for Earp, he tries to protect her by declaring that she is his girlfriend and that nobody had better mess with her.
    • The Man Who Lied
      The Man Who Lied
      Episode 6
      10/11/55
      9.3
      After outlaws put a bounty on killing Marshal Earp, he immediately becomes a target for the first foolhardy gunman who needs the money.
    • The Gambler
      The Gambler
      Episode 7
      10/18/55
      8.5
      A young ex-Confederate soldier becomes the victim of a crooked gambling operation.
    • The Killer
      The Killer
      Episode 8
      10/25/55
      9.3
      When Earp forces a crooked gambler to leave town, the man hires a professional assassin to kill Earp.
    • John Wesley Hardin
      11/1/55
      9.0
      A famous gunslinger arrives in town, looking to avenge Earp's having beaten his cousin.
    • The Bank Robbers
      The Bank Robbers
      Episode 10
      11/8/55
      8.5
      When a gang plans a robbery without a cut for their wounded leader, his wife reports their scheme to Earp.
    • King of the Cattle Trails
      11/15/55
      9.0
      A wealthy man tries to get Earp to work for him, even going so far as to bring in a beautiful woman from Kansas City to entice him.
    • The Big Baby Contest
      11/22/55
      5.5
      Marshal Earp is near his wit's end trying to deal with the shenanigans associated with a best baby contest.
    • Frontier Journalism Was Fearless
      11/29/55
      8.0
      When a group of gamblers concoct a scheme to force the mayor to get rid of Marshal Earp, a courageous newspaperman gets in trouble by supporting Earp.
    • Trail's End for a Cowboy
      12/6/55
      9.3
      A youth gets into big trouble when fear of his father's rejection leads him to try to take back the money he lost gambling.
    • Rich Man's Son
      Rich Man's Son
      Episode 15
      12/13/55
      8.0
      A runaway teenager from Chicago causes trouble when he arrives in Wichita with two railroad detectives hot on his heels.
    • The Buntline Special
      12/20/55
      6.5
      Earp is annoyed when a famous promoter comes to town and tries to get the Marshal to appear in his wild west show, so Earp arrests him for carrying an oversize pistol. But eventually they come to an understanding, and Earp ends up with a unique weapon.
    • Ben Thompson Returns
      12/27/55
      8.5
      Marshal Earp receives some unexpected help from former outlaw Ben Thompson, who says that Earp always gave him respect and fair treatment.
    • Marshal Earp Plays Cupid
      1/3/56
      7.0

      To protect a lovestruck cowboy from some dangerous men, Earp makes them believe he is responsible for a killing.

    • The Assassins
      The Assassins
      Episode 19
      1/10/56
      7.8
      A group of gamblers, whose business has been suffering under Earp's reforms, decide to hire professional killers to get rid of him, but the two who turn up turn out to be Wyatt's brothers.
    • It's a Wise Calf
      It's a Wise Calf
      Episode 20
      1/17/56
      7.5
      When a man is about to be lynched as a rustler whether he is guilty or not, Wyatt comes up with a ruse to save him.
    • Mr. Cousin and Mr. Brother
      1/24/56
      5.0
      Earp enlists the aid of two friendly Indians to track down the parties who are selling illegal guns to local tribes.
    • The Bribe
      The Bribe
      Episode 22
      1/31/56
      7.5

      A crooked deputy takes a bribe to eliminate Wyatt for good.

    • The Frontier Theatre
      2/7/56
      8.0

      Wyatt finds himself plagued with theatrical problems when he has to deal with a vengeful peep show owner and a family of actors who overly excite the audience, causing riots.

    • Killing at Cowskin Creek
      2/14/56
      8.5

      Several cowboys win big at the poker table and vicious robbers go after them to get the money.

    • The Englishman
      The Englishman
      Episode 25
      2/21/56
      7.0

      An Englishman who arrives in town gets swindled and Earp learns that the man responsible wants him dead.

    • The Desperate Half-Hour
      2/28/56
      9.0

      Wyatt comes to the aid of a teenager whom the townspeople plan to hang.

    • The Necktie Party
      The Necktie Party
      Episode 27
      3/6/56
      8.5

      Townspeople go after a small camp of gypsies when a horse thief sets the newcomers up to take the blame for his crime.

    • One of Jesse's Gang
      3/13/56
      8.0
      A local merchant kills a robber during an attempted hold-up, and the townsfolk consider him a hero. Marshal Earp investigates when things don't quite add up.
    • The Pinkertons
      The Pinkertons
      Episode 29
      3/20/56
      9.3
      Marshal Earp and the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton butt heads when they both go after a vicious gang of train-robbers.
    • The Suffragette
      The Suffragette
      Episode 30
      3/27/56
      7.0

      Trouble breaks out in Wichita when a suffragette comes to town to campaign for the right of women in the state to vote.

    • Hunt the Man Down
      Hunt the Man Down
      Episode 31
      4/3/56
      8.5

      Wyatt and Mr. Cousin travel to the badlands to hunt down a killer. However, when the man refuses to kill them despite several opportunities, Wyatt begins to question the man's guilt.

    • The War of the Colonels
      4/10/56
      6.0

      Two land barons pitch a range war to obtain valuable land. One of their granddaughters takes an interest in Wyatt has he tries to intervene.

    • Bat Masterson Again
      4/17/56
      7.5
      Young Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp renew their friendship when Wyatt travels to Dodge City. Marshal Earp gives Bat a few lessons in self-defense.
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5
  • Season 6