The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: With Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz. Loosely based on historical fact, the series portrays the gunslinging Wyatt Earp and his successful determination for law and order.
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is the first Western television series written for adults. It premiered four days before Gunsmoke on September 6, 1955. Two weeks later came the Clint Walker western Cheyenne. The series is loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp.
8.0 (32) Rate. The Dutch Henry gang is rustling cattle and killed ranch hands on some of the smaller ranches around Dodge City. Sheriff Bassett is sick and Deputy Tillman is gone so Earp and Bat decide to go undercover into the gang rather take a posse.
Later Life and Legend. After leaving Tombstone, Wyatt Earp moved around the West, eventually settling in California with Josephine Marcus, with whom he would spend the next 40 years. Over the ...
rerecording editor / re-recording editor / re-recording engineer / recording editor / sound re-recording editor (201 episodes, 1955-1961) Tommy Thompson. ... sound (195 episodes, 1955-1961) Glen Glenn.
When a broke, hungry woman with a baby arrives in Wichita, the doctor and Earp enter her in the contest but find a hidden rule may ruin their plans. Local gamblers feeling pressure from Marshall Earp concoct a scheme to force the mayor of Wichita, Kansas to get rid of Marshal Earp.
Wyatt Earp, in full Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, (born March 19, 1848, Monmouth, Illinois, U.S.—died January 13, 1929, Los Angeles, California), legendary frontiersman of the American West, who was an itinerant saloonkeeper, gambler, lawman, gunslinger, and confidence man but was perhaps best known for his involvement in the gunfight at the O.K. Corr...
Virgil Earp was ambushed in the streets of Tombstone just after Christmas, 1881, with a shotgun blast to the back. He survived, though crippled. In January Wyatt requested an appointment as a deputy US Marshal, which he received near the end of the month. Wyatt sold his gambling interests in Tombstone.
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is the first Western television series written for adults,  premiering four days before Gunsmoke on September 6, 1955.   Two weeks later came the Clint Walker western Cheyenne. The series is loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp.
The ABC television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O’Brian in the title role, catapulted the Earp mythology to new levels, including the myth of his extra-long-barreled Buntline special.