CTVA US Western - "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (Louis F. Edelman/ABC) Season 1 (1955-56)

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Starring Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp
Season 1 (ABC) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Dischley, Tom Alger, Rina Fox, Sal Crisanti
references:
TV Guide
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


 #### The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp #######
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ABC Tuesdays 8:30 pm Eastern

1.01 Wyatt Earp:
MR. EARP BECOMES A MARSHAL (pilot)
616 Company production - no. 1
06Sep55 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Louis F. Edelman/ Producer Robert F. Sisk
written by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
directed by Lewis R. Foster
director of photography Sid Hickox
editor Ralph Davis
guest cast:
Marshall Bradford ............. Sheriff Whitney
Gloria Talbott ................ Abbie Crandall (recurring)
Hal Baylor .................... Bill Thompson (recurring)
Richard Travis
Howard Wright
Arthur Space
Don C. Harvey
Robert Spencer
Dabbs Greer
Phil Chambers

1.02 Wyatt Earp:
MR. EARP MEETS A LADY
prod no. A-2
13-Sep-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
Guest Cast:
Gloria Talbott ................ Abbie Crandall (recurring)
Hal Baylor .................... Bill Thompson (recurring)
Richard Travis
Kim Dibbs

1.03 Wyatt Earp:
BILL THOMPSON GIVES IN
prod no. A-3
20-Sep-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
Guest Cast:
Hal Baylor .................... Bill Thompson (recurring)
Richard Travis
Kim Dibbs
Rico Alaniz
Rodd Redwing

1.04 Wyatt Earp:
MARSHAL EARP MEETS GENRAL LEE
(aka "General Lee's Birthday" - copyright title)
prod no. A-4
27-Sep-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Emlen Davies

1.05 Wyatt Earp:
WYATT EARP COMES TO WICHITA (copyright title)
(a.k.a. Marshal Earp's Romance)
prod no. A-5
04-Oct-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Collette Lyons

1.06 Wyatt Earp:
THE MAN WHO LIED
prod no. A-6
11-Oct-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Rick Vallin ................... Yancy
House Peters, Jr. ............. Dave Bennett

1.07 Wyatt Earp:
THE GAMBLER
prod no. A-7
18-Oct-1955 ABC Tue
directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
William Bryant
House Peters Jr.
J.P. O'Donnell

1.08 Wyatt Earp:
THE KILLER
prod no. A-11
25-Oct-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
House Peters, Jr.
Claire Carleton
Lane Bradford
Robert Bray

1.09 Wyatt Earp:
JOHN WESLEY HARDIN
(aka "Earp vs. Hardin" - copyright title)
prod no. A-10
01-Nov-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Philip Pine ........... John Wesley Hardin
Barbara Bestar ......... Jane Bowen/ Mrs. Hardin
Synopsis:
One of the West's most vicious killers, seeks revenge for a cousin
whom Wyatt Earp had beaten in a fight. [RF]

1.10 Wyatt Earp:
THE BANK ROBBERS
prod no. A-8
08-Nov-1955 ABC Tue (rebroadcast 02Jul56)
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Rita Lynn ............ Bonnie Dawson
Leonard Penn ......... Tarp Anders
Robert Lowery ........ Clem Parker
Synopsis:
A band of desperados decides to pull off a robbery with out giving
its wounded leader any part of the loot. When the leader's wife
discovers the plot, she reports it to Earp. [RF]

1.11 Wyatt Earp:
KING OF THE CATTLE TRAILS (aka Shanghai Pierce)
prod no. A-12
15-Nov-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
Guest Cast:
Roy Roberts .......... Shanghai Pierce
Lynne Roberts ........ Alice Kennedy
Synopsis:
A wealthy gambler tries every means to get Wyatt Earp to join
forces with him. The gambler even imports a beautiful lady from
Kansas City to entreat the reluctant Earp. [RF]

1.12 Wyatt Earp:
THE BIG BABY CONTEST
prod no. A-13
22-Nov-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
Teleplay By Wells Root [SC]
guest cast:
(Michael) Touch Connors ...... Pat Smith
Carleton Young ....... Denver Jones
Douglas Fowley ....... Doc Fabrique (recurring)
Synopsis:
Questionable rules and ingenious gamblers make it difficult for
Marshal Earp to conduct a local contest. [RF]

1.13 Wyatt Earp:
FRONTIER JOURNALISM WAS FEARLESS
prod no. A-14
29-Nov-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
Guest cast:
Don Haggerty .......... Marsh Murdock
Synopsis:
Gamblers contrive a scheme to control the Mayor's office and to get
rid of Marshal Wyatt Earp. An honest newspaperman is threatened when
he backs Earp. [RF]

1.14 Wyatt Earp:
TRAIL'S END FOR A COWBOY
prod no. A-15
06-Dec-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Tommy Cook .................... Brad Coffin
Morris Ankrum ................. Coilin
George Eldredge ............... Santel
Tristram Coffin ............... Foster
Bob Steele
Hal Gerard
George J. Lewis

1.15 Wyatt Earp:
RICH MAN'S SON
prod no. A-16
13-Dec-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by ?
guest cast:
Lee Erickson .................. Buddy Grimes
Roy Barcroft .................. Jim Grimes
Bob Steele .................... Deputy
Sam Flint

1.16 Wyatt Earp:
THE BUNTLINE SPECIAL
prod no. A-17
20-Dec-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Corrigan ................ Ned Buntline

1.17 Wyatt Earp:
BEN THOMPSON RETURNS
prod no. A-19
27-Dec-1955 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald

1.18 Wyatt Earp:
MARSHAL EARP PLAYS CUPID
prod no. A-18
03-Jan-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Howard Negley ................. Fog MacMurray
Jan Shepard ................... Mamie
Gordon Jones

1.19 Wyatt Earp:
THE ASSASSINS
prod no. A-9
10Jan56
Story & Teleplay by Dan Ullman
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Ray Montgomery ....... Virgil Earp
Harry Lauter ......... Baumer
Dirk London ........... Morgan Earp
Synopsis:
Miffed because Marshall Earp has been making trouble for them,
gamblers put a price on his head. Things do not turn out as planned,
however, when the hired killers arrive in Wichita. [RF]

1.20 Wyatt Earp:
A WISE CALF
prod no. A-26
17-Jan-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by N. B. Stone, Jr.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Bill Henry
Marvin Press
Tom Brown

1.21 Wyatt Earp:
MR. COUSIN AND MR. BROTHER
prod no. A-21
24-Jan-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Rico Alaniz
Rodd Redwing

1.22 Wyatt Earp:
THE BRIBE
prod no. A-20
31-Jan-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Collette Lyons ................ Rowdy Kate

1.23 Wyatt Earp:
THE FRONTIER THEATRE
prod no. A-22
07Feb56
Story & Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan.
directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Mark Dana ..................... Robert Barlow
Angela Greene ................. Mrs. Harlow
Joan Freeman .................. Jeannie
Glenn Strange ................. Jeff Pruitt

1.24 Wyatt Earp:
KILLING AT COWSKIN CREEK
prod no. A-23
14-Feb-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by Maurice Tombragel.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Henry Rowland ................. Shorty Dawson
Mike Regan .................... Roy Blake
Robert Nichols ................ Simp Sheldon
Alan Wells .................... Jeff Burns

1.25 Wyatt Earp:
THE ENGLISHMAN
prod no. A-25
21-Feb-1956 ABC Tue
Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan; Story by A. E. Houghton, Jr.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Don C. Harvey
Michael Emmett
Julie Van Zandt
Louise Arthur

1.26 Wyatt Earp:
THE DESPERATE HALF-HOUR
prod no. A-24
28-Feb-1956 ABC Tue
Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan; Story by Celeste Plank.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Trevor Bardette ............... Osborne
Barry Truex ................... Lonnie McVey
Elizabeth Harrower ............ Mrs. McVey
George Chandler ............... McVey
Ken Christy ................... Gentry

1.27 Wyatt Earp:
THE NECKTIE PARTY
prod no. A-32
06-Mar-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by Wells Root.
Directed by Frank McDonald
Guest Cast:
Peter Mamakos,
Lorna Thayer
A man actually responsible for a horse theft tries to throw the blame
on a band of roving Gypsies.

1.28 Wyatt Earp:
ONE OF JESSE'S GANG
prod no. A-27
13-Mar-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by Maurice Tombragel.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
John Craven ........... Harry Dolan
Angie Dickinson ....... Ann
Grady Sutton .......... Clerk
Ray Kellogg ........... Deputy
Synopsis:
A man thought to be a respectable citizen of Wichita is discovered
to be a one-time outlaw. [RF]

1.29 Wyatt Earp:
THE PINKERTONS
prod no. A-28
20-Mar-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Douglas Evans
Michael Garrett
Tom Monroe
Sam Flint

1.30 Wyatt Earp:
THE SUFFRAGETTE
prod no. A-29
27-Mar-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Linda Sterling .......... Joan Laramie
Howard Wendell .......... Senator Teague

1.31 Wyatt Earp:
HUNT THE MAN DOWN
prod no. A-33 (copyright date 03Apr56)
03-Apr-1956 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
Story & Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Walter Reed ................... Turner Ashby
Ray Kellogg
Carleton Young
Gregg Barton
Rico Alaniz

1.32 Wyatt Earp:
THE WAR OF THE COLONELS
prod no. A-34 (copyright date 10Apr56)
10-Apr-1956 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
Story & Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Pamela Duncan ............ Mary Ellen Frentress
Forrest Taylor ........... Col. Frentress
Stanley Andrews .......... Col. Wade
Harry Harvey ............. Mr. Bradus
Synopsis:
When a range war seems dangerously imminent, Wyatt Earp finds it necessary to
make mass arrests of cowboys carrying guns on the streets of Wichita. [RF]

1.33 Wyatt Earp:
BAT MASTERSON AGAIN
prod no. A-30
17-Apr-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Jean Willes ................... Amy Pelton
Peter Adams
Alan Dinehart III as Bat Masterson (recurring)

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