The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" was the first western television series written for adults, premiering four days before Gunsmoke on September 6, 1955.

It is loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour black-and-white program aired for 229 episodes on ABC from September 6, 1955 – June 27, 1961 and featured Hugh O'Brian in the title role.

Show Info

Airs on: United States ABC (1955 - 1961)
Runtime: 30 minutes
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Action Adventure Western

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The Outlaws Cry Murder (5)

Episode 6x37; Jun 27, 1961

After the shootout editor Dameron and Sheriff Behan want the Earps and Doc hung or shot. Behan plans to charge them with murder while Curly Brocius and Johnny Ringo plan a quicker revenge by killing them during the outlaws's funeral.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
6x37: The Outlaws Cry Murder (5)Jun 27, 1961
6x36: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (4)Jun 21, 1961
6x35: Just Before The BattleJun 13, 1961
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