It is election time. Since Mayor Hoover has declined to run again, Judge Tobin asks Earp to help persuade Jim Kelley to run for mayor against Slip Madigan, who wants an open town. Kelley agrees to run and initially supports Earp as his friend. His campaign advisers tell Kelley Earp is hurting him, so Kelley tells Earp he plans to say he will fire him if elected but then change his decision after he is elected. Earp, sensing he is hurting Kelley's chances, decides to resign from office immediately. Kelley wins the election and appoints a young Dave Doral as the new marshal. The cowboys take advantage of the new marshal's inexperience, trapping Kelley in his store. Judge Tobin steps in to find a solution to the situation.
Did You Know?
Not too long ago, we did the memory of Mr. James Kelley a grave injustice. We portrayed him as an ex-saloon keeper and the tragic lover of Dora Hand. We showed his return to Dodge City as a reformed hoodlum, sworn to uphold the fast hand of Wyatt Earp as Marshal. But we neglected to describe what happened when desperate citizens begged Jim Kelley to run for Mayor. Would he stand by his old friend, Wyatt Earp, or would the power and glory of being His Honor, the Mayor, go to ...
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more