The Confidence Man 

A young man arrives in Tombstone looking for Evangeline Murphy. He is corresponding with her and engaged to her. A look at her picture tells John Clum she is Evie Marlowe, a saloon singer. There appears to be a con game in Tombstone.


Roy Rowland


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Episode cast overview:
Hugh O'Brian ... Wyatt Earp
Randy Stuart ... Nellie Cashman
Nancy Hadley Nancy Hadley ... Evie Marlowe
Bill Cord ... Billy Costane
Stacy Harris ... Mayor John Clum
Stewart Bradley Stewart Bradley ... Carl Duval
Pitt Herbert ... Sam Dutton
Lester Dorr ... Mose


A young man Billy Costane appears in John Clum's newspaper with a question. He is looking for an Evangeline Murphy but no one seems to know who she is. Clum does not recognize the name but a picture of her tells him it is Evie Marlowe, a saloon singer. Billy drops in at the Alhambra to hear her sing and introduce himself. He enjoys her singing but she has no clue as to who he is. Her boyfriend Carl Duval seeing the confrontation knocks Billy out. Clum helps Billy and takes him to Earp along with Evie and Carl. Billy saw her ad in a magazine and has been corresponding with her for months. Six months earlier they became engaged with Billy sending her %500 to pay her debts and fare to come to him. Earp decides to start with Sam Dutton the photographer. He seems to be lying but Earp will know more after talking to the postmaster and checking Dutton's records. However, that night a fire in Dutton's shop and a dead Dutton force Earp to look elsewhere for answers. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

17 May 1960 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Wyatt Earp Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] In the West, a name was only a name and it might be a mask to hide many things. One didn't inquire into it too closely unless it became necessary, as it often did for Wyatt Earp. For behind the masking names were people and their problems.
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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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