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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 

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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Hugh O'Brian ...  Wyatt Earp 226 episodes, 1955-1961
Jimmy Noel Jimmy Noel ...  Townsman / ... 151 episodes, 1955-1960
Ethan Laidlaw ...  Townsman / ... 138 episodes, 1955-1961
Bill Coontz ...  Townsman / ... 99 episodes, 1955-1961
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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys and good guys, ending up with the famous shootout at the O.K. corral. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wyatt Earp See more »

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Production Co:

Wyatt Earp Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

(227 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

From 1956 until 1959 the show was set in Dodge City, which was also the setting for Gunsmoke (1955). Marshall Matt Dillon is never mentioned, but many episodes take place in or around or make a passing reference to the Longbranch Saloon, a setting for much of the action on "Gunsmoke". The Long Branch Saloon actually existed in Dodge City, Kansas during the cowtown and cattle drive era. See more »

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Version of Powder River (1953) See more »

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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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Love the old Wild West programs
30 July 2015 | by gemsbok-46029See all my reviews

I love the old western programs from the 50's and 60's. This show would have been much better if it didn't have all that humming in the background.

I have watched every episode of The Rifleman and enjoy these shows every day on Me TV. The movies on Wyatt Earp starring Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell were both fantastic. I watch them every time they are shown on TV. I think the Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp could have been done better by having an older actor play Bat Masterson rather than portray him as a young inexperienced man. Besides all that I still watch the show and enjoy it as I do all westerns.


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