The Frontier Theatre 

Earp closes a show because the men attending are being ripped off by the girls in it. The owner wants to get even with Earp. He decides to attack the stars of a competing play hoping to trap Earp on his own terms but Earp has other plans.


Frank McDonald


Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (story and teleplay)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Hugh O'Brian ... Wyatt Earp
Mark Dana Mark Dana ... Robert Harlow
Angela Greene ... Mrs. Harlow
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Older Actor
Glenn Strange ... Jeff Pruitt
Don Haggerty ... Marsh Murdock
Joan Freeman ... Jeannie Harlow


Earp closes down the all girl show run by Jeff Pruitt because the underpaid women are ripping off the customers. Pruitt challenges Earp to a fist fight but is unwilling to fight him when Earp's deputies are there. A competing troupe consisting of a couple and their daughter are putting on classic plays which are well attended but Pruitt salts the crowd with his own men to interrupt it trying to take the lead Robert Harlow captive to draw Earp into a trap. Due to the interrupted shows, the troupe is nearly broke but Earp takes in "donated" fines by the cowboys to help them fund a new play - A Tale of Two Cities. Earp is very agitated about not being able to protect the troupe. Earp learns about the trap but lets Harlow be taken and follows alone with his deputies coming from a different direction. Pruitt thinks his plan has worked until the deputies spring their own trap. Pruitt gets his wish as the red hot Earp removes his guns and pummels Pruitt with the threat to do the same to ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 February 1956 (USA) See more »

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Wyatt Earp Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: The frontier theater, in 1875, was almost as rough and tough as the frontier saloon. Wyatt Earp, as Marshal of Wichita, found himself saddled with the job of keeping order at the town's music hall where all kinds of shows and all sorts of characters bid for popular favor. Usually, the shows were pretty good, but usually the cowboy customers were full of liquor and bad temper. Their reaction to the drama was simple and primitive - if they liked the show, they threw money on the stage; if they ...
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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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