Cash strapped Earp still desires to own a ranch of his own so he can give up the life of a lawman. Watching as Doc is offered a first deed to a ranch in Colorado during a poker game Earp offers to put up $300 for part of the deed. Doc wins so Earp convinces him to ride along to check out what they assume is a deserted 1,000 acre ranch. They find a widow, Nellie Dawson living there who says she has until November to redeem the ranch. Cattle thieves have stolen most of her herd and ambushed her husband with drought adding to the problems. She believe the culprits to be Curly Bill Brocius and Johnny Ringo who own the ranch next door. Earp sends Doc over to talk to them where he learns the Buff Conrad gang killed Mr. Dawson. Earp and Mrs. Dawson find themselves attracted to each other but Earp decides the law must come first. Doc and Earp plot a plan with the help of Nellie to bring the outlaws to justice while romance must wait.
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Final performance of John Merton
. He died four months after it aired in May 1959. See more
The persistent dream of Wyatt Earp's life was to own a cattle spread and find peace far from the Marshal's job and a tough town on the frontier. Now that Dodge City was changing to a County seat, townsman and sod busters wanted no more of the rip-snorting past. Marshal Earp was ready to move to a ranch of his own. But he hadn't been able to save much money and the intervention of Dr. John H. Holliday seemed to be almost providential.
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more