CTVA US Western - "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (Louis F. Edelman/ABC) Season 2 (1956-57)

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Starring Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp
Season 2 (ABC) (1956-57)
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


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ABC Tuesdays 8:30 pm Eastern

2.01 [034] Wyatt Earp:
WICHITA IS CIVILIZED
prod no. 31
28-Aug-1956 ABC Tue
Story & Teleplay by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Walter Coy
John Vivyan
(John Doucette, Carol Thurston - on copyright)

2.02 [035] Wyatt Earp:
DODGE CITY GETS A NEW MARSHAL (verified on film RF)
prod no. 35
04-Sep-1956 ABC Tue
Directed by Frank McDonald
Story and Teleplay by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan/ Consultant: Stuart N. Lake
Director pf Photography, Haorld Wellman A.S.C.
cast (screen order):
Hugh O' Brian ........... Wyatt Earp
Harry Tyler
Nelson Leigh
Bob Fortier
Don Kennedy
Paul Brinegar
*
Not on film Credits ?
Selmer Jackson as Town Councilman
Synopsis:
Earp lands in Dodge to help out the sheriff and mayor from the
town bullies who are trying to take over the Lady Gay Saloon. [RF]

2.03 [036] Wyatt Earp:
FIGHT OR RUN
prod no. 36 (copyright date 11Sep56)
11-Sep-1956 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
Directed by Frank McDonald
Story and Teleplay by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan/ Consultant: Stuart N. Lake
Director of Photography, Howard Schwartz
cast (screen order):
Hugh O' Brian ........... Wyatt Earp
Douglas Fowley .......... Doc Holliday (recurring)
Carol Stone ............. Kate Holliday (recurring)
Don Diamond
*
Not on film Credits ?
Paul Brinegar?
Joseph Waring?

2.04 [037] Wyatt Earp:
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF DORA HAND
prod no. 37
18-Sep-1956 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Margaret Hayes as Dora Hand

2.05 [038] Wyatt Earp:
CLAY ALLISON
prod no. 38 (copyright date 25Sep56)
25-Sep-1956 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
Written by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Myron Healey .................. Clay Allison
Charles Fredericks ............ Pete Albright
William Tannen as Deputy Hal Norton

2.06 [039] Wyatt Earp:
WYATT'S LOVE AFFAIR
prod no. 39 (copyright date 02Oct56)
02-Oct-1956 ABC Tue
Written by Frederick H. Brennan
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Nancy Hale ........... Sally Fabian
Gordon Richards ...... Judge Fabian
Paul Brinegar ........ Dog Kelly
George Holmes ........ Driver
Synopsis:
Wyatt Earp's desire to get married is thwarted by his sweetheart's
father. He convinces Wyatt that a man in his profession shouldn't
even consider marriage. [RF]

2.07 [040] Wyatt Earp:
A QUIET DAY IN DODGE CITY
prod no. 40
09-Oct-1956 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Brad Morrow ................... Toby
Donald Curtis ................. Mr. Jensen
Selmer Jackson ................ Mayor Hoover

2.08 [041] Wyatt Earp:
THE ALMOST DEAD COWHAND
23-Oct-1956 ABC Tue (rebroadcast 21Jun60)
guest cast:
Christian Drake ...... Thad Milburn
Camile Franklin ...... Ginger
Sam Flint ............ Ruger
Michael Bryant ....... Chalk Benson
William Tannen ....... Deputy Hal Norton
Ray Kellogg
Wes Hudman
Synopsis 1:
A Texas cowhand decides to take the law into his own hands after
his bankroll is taken from him by Dodge City's crooked gamblers. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A Texan decides to take the law into his own hands after his bankroll
is taken by Dodge City's crooked gamblers. [RF]

2.09 [042] Wyatt Earp:
THE REFORMATION OF JIM KELLEY
prod no. 42 (copyright date 30Oct56)
30Oct56 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
written by Frederick H. Brennan
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Charles Fredericks ... Pete Albright
Margaret Hayes ....... Dora Hand
Ralph Sanford
Synopsis:
An unscrupulous promoter attempts to rid Dodge City of Wyatt Earp by
forging his name to the ownership papers of a gambling saloon. [RF]

2.10 [043] Wyatt Earp:
SO LONG, DORA, SO LONG
prod no. 43 (copyright date 13Nov56)
13Nov56 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
Written by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Margaret Hayes ....... Dora Hand
William Tannen ....... Deputy Hal Noron
Joseph Turkel ........ Bob Reliance
Bing Russell
Gregg Palmer
Synopsis:
Dora Hand is killed by a stray bullet on the eve of her marriage to Jim Kelley.
Wyatt Earp resolves to bring in the gunman responsible for her death. [RF]

2.11 [044] Wyatt Earp:
BAT MASTERSON WINS A STAR
prod no. 44 (copyright date 20Nov56)
20Nov56 ABC Tue
Written by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
George J. Lewis ...... Dave Pollock
Kasey Rogers ......... Nellie Wright
Alan Dinehart ........ Bat Masterson (recurring)
Harry Lauter
Synopsis:
After applying for a job with Wyatt Earp, hot-tempered Bat Masterson
gets himself into a shooting scrape. In an attempt to vindicate himself,
Bat tries to help in solving a Santa Fe holdup. [RF]

2.12 [045] Wyatt Earp:
THE LONESOMEST MAN IN THE WORLD
prod no. 45 (copyright date 27Nov56)
27Nov56 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
written by Frederick H. Brennan.
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Helen Gilbert ........ Sharlene
Selmer Jackson ....... Mayor Hoover
Charles Martin ....... Billy Jordan
Harry Harvey, Jr.
Howard Negley
Synopsis:
Wyatt's gun happy new deputy, Bat Masterson, gets involved in a
shooting which Wyatt feels was uncalled for. To add to his troubles,
Bat finds himself a target for revenge by the wounded man's family. [RF]

2.13 [046] Wyatt Earp:
TAKE BACK YOUR TOWN
prod no. 46 (copyright date 04Dec56)
04Dec56 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
Written by Frederick H. Brennan
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Henry Rowland ................. George Morris
Selmer Jackson ................ Mayor Hoover
Alan Dinehart III

2.14 [047] Wyatt Earp:
NINETEEN NOTCHES ON HIS GUN
prod no. 47
11Dec56 ABC Tue (rerun 24Jun58)
guest cast:
Gregg Barton ......... Dutch Henry
Rick Vailin .......... Mort Newcomb
Synopsis:
Wyatt Earp and his deputy, Bat Masterson, disguise themselves as outlaws
in an attempt to round up the Dutch Henry gang. [RF]

2.15 [048] Wyatt Earp: The Hanging Judge
prod no. 48
18Dec1956 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Lewis Charles ................. Five Spot Finley
Hal Gerard .................... Eph Morgan
Don C. Henry .................. Pete Anders
Terry Frost ................... Mr. Benton
I. Stanford Jolley
Lou Rhodes

2.16 [049] Wyatt Earp:
JUSTICE
prod no. 50 (copyright date 25Dec56)
25Dec56 ABC Tue
produced by Robert F. Sisk
Written by Frederick H. Brennan
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
John Close .................... Miller
Don Diamond ................... Stevens
Keith Richards ................ Dort
Charles E. Fredericks ............ Pete Albright
Rico Alaniz
Rodd Redwing
Alan Dinehart III

2.17 [050] Wyatt Earp: Shootin' Woman
prod no. 51 (copytright date 01Jan57)
01Jan57 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
Written by Frederick H. Brennan
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Ellen Corby ................... Mrs. McGill
Bill Baucom ................... Perkins
Mike Ragan .................... Hogan
Paul Gary ..................... Lacey
Carol Nugent

2.18 [051] Wyatt Earp: The Man Who Rode with Custer
prod no. 52
08Jan57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Mauritz Hugo
Bill Pullen
Emlen Davies
Steve Pendleton

2.19 [052] Wyatt Earp: Wyatt and the Captain
prod no. 53
15Jan57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Bob Ellis
Harry Harvey .................. Mr. Whittle
Iron Eyes Cody ................ Indian
Ron Kennedy ................... Sgt. Craig
Tristram Coffin
James Seay

2.20 [053] Wyatt Earp: Witness for the Defense
prod no. 64
22Jan57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
William Henry ................. Riggs Miller
Vici Raaf ..................... Marcia

2.21 [054] Wyatt Earp:
THE SHARPSHOOTER
prod no. 54 (copyright date 29Jan57)
29Jan57 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
Written by Frederick H. Brennan
Directed by Frank McDonald
Guest Cast:
Henry Rowland ................. George Morris
Trevor Bardette ............... Rule Hawes
Elizabeth Harrower ............ Mrs. Hamble
Susan Seaforth ................ Annie May Hamble
George Morris, one of the toughest gunmen in the West,
hires an old buffalo hunter to kill Wyatt Earp. But the
Marshal acts on a piece of chance information, and arranges
an open gunfight with his would-be assassin.
(01Mar58 ATV London UK, Sat 7:00pm)

2.22 [055] Wyatt Earp: Siege at Little Alamo
prod no. 55
05Feb57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Tom Monroe .................... Henchman
Forrest Taylor ................ Todd
Hank Patterson ................ Dunbar

2.23 [056] Wyatt Earp:
VENGEANCE TRAIL
prod no. 57
12Feb57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Jan Merlin .................... Fred Colby
Jan England ................... Joanne Antrim
Charles Evans ................. Jake Antrim
Leonard Penn .................. Burleigh
Michael Vailon ................ Mathew Watkins
Fred Colby is due for release from prison for robbing a
stagecoach and is out for revenge for the murder of his
brother. Wyatt knows there will be trouble ...

2.24 [057] Wyatt Earp:
COMMAND PERFORMANCE
prod no. 49 (copyright date 19Feb57)
19Feb57 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
Written by Dan Ullman
directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Ray Kellogg ................... Buffalo Bill
Steve Rowland ................. Prince Kari
Lloyd Corrigan ................ Ned Buntline
Rex Lease ..................... Cagle
Harry Fleer ................... Horner

2.25 [058] Wyatt Earp:
THEY HIRED SOME GUNS
prod no. 56
26Feb57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Lane Chandler ........ Dan Woodruff
Howard Wendell ....... Mike Teague
Aline Towne .......... Amelia Woodruff
Art Millan ........... Tom Pickett
Selmer Jackson ....... Mayor Hoover
Synopsis:
Wyatt Earp tries to prevent a shooting war between gunmen hired by
rival railroads. Both groups seek possession of Rato Pass. [RF]

2.26 [059] Wyatt Earp: Bat Masterson for Sheriff
prod no. 58
05Mar57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
James Lamphier ................ Jerry
Jean Howell ................... Alma Drew
Butler Hixon .................. Senator Drew
Syd Saylor .................... Frog Face
Joseph Waring

2.27 [060] Wyatt Earp:
HANG 'EM HIGH
prod no. 59
12Mar57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Toni Gerry ........... Alice Hendricks
Darryl Hickman ....... Dal Royal
Carleton Young ....... Judge Smith
Damian O'Flynn ....... Judge Tobin
Charles Fredericks ... Pete Albright
Synopsis:
A group of terrorists, who call themselves the White Caps,
frames a young man on a murder charge. Bat Masterson, as
sheriff, is almost forced into carrying out the sentence. [RF]

2.28 [061] Wyatt Earp:
THE VULTURES
prod no. 60
19Mar57 ABC Tue (rebroadcast 30Aug60 ABC Tue 8:30 ET Boston)
guest cast:
Stacy Harris ......... Sam Rolfe
Mort Mills ........... Sam Watts
Gordon Clark ......... Henry Brown
Lane Bradford ........ Dave Ritchie
Helen Warno .......... Allie Younger
Richard Avonde ....... Lawrence Younger
Synopsis:
Watts amd Ritchie move into Dodge City. They make their living
by collecting rewards on reformed outlaws. [RF]

2.29 [062] Wyatt Earp:
YOUNG GUN
prod no. 61 (copyright date 26Mar57)
26Mar57 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
written by John Dunkel
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Ralph Reed .................... Jimmy Craig
Frank Fenton .................. Ed Beatty
Russ Bender ................... Hanford Craig
Michael Ross

2.30 [063] Wyatt Earp:
THE NICE ONES ALWAYS DIE FIRST
prod no. 62 (copyright date 02Apr57)
02Apr57 ABC Tue
Produced by Robert F. Sisk
written by Frederick H. Brennan
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Brad Johnson ......... Ed Masterson
John Cliff ........... Jack Wagner
Zon Murray ........... Alf Walker
John Mitchum ......... Jake Stevens
Gary Gray ............ The Kid
Mason Alan Dinehart .. Bat Masterson (recurring)
Synopsis:
Wyatt hires Bat Masterson's brother Ed as a deputy. Ed's philosophy
holds that if they would sit down and talk with outlaws, there would
be less trouble in the West. [RF]

2.31 [064] Wyatt Earp: Old Jake
prod no. 63
09Apr57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Bob Cunningham ................ Soldier
Francis J. McDonald ........... Jake Caster
Ewing Mitchell ................ Colonel
George J. Davis ............... Sgt. McCafferty
Carol Thurston ................ Mrs. McCafferty

2.32 [065] Wyatt Earp: The Equalizer
prod no. 65
16Apr57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Elisha Cook, Jr. .............. Guns McCallum
John Pickard .................. Johnny Ringgold
Lynne Millan .................. Martha McCallum
Phil Schumacher ............... Man

2.33 [066] Wyatt Earp:
WYATT MEETS DOC HOLLIDAY
prod no. 66
23Apr57 ABC Tue
story and teleplay by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
directed by Frank McDonald
director of photography Howard Schwartz
guest cast:
Don Diamond .......... John Shanessy
Frank Scannell ....... Tim Riley
John Cason ........... Mike Roarke
Douglas Fowley ....... Doc Holliday (recurring)
Carol Stone .......... Kate Holliday (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Kate Holliday is frustrated and fighting with her husband Doc
Holliday who is constantly drinking and fighting and calls
on Wyatt to help. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Wyatt, in the absence of Sheriff Bat Masterson, is chasing the
Rudabaugh-Roarke gang, which has been plaguing the Santa Fe
Railroad with holdups. At Shanssey's Camp he is hot on the
trail when, at a bar, a shotgun is jammed into his middle.
He is saved by the most quixotic figure on the frontier,
Doc Holliday, a gunman as swift as Wyatt, a gambler of renown
and a dental graduate of the great Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Holliday is seeking to elude his wife, Kate, and is annoyed at
Earp's protestations of thanks for having saved his life.
Wyatt is attracted by this flamboyant man and this story recalls
the reasons for their strange and lasting friendship. [RF]
Note:
Throughout this episodes the music is the barber shop quartet humming. [RF]

2.34 [067] Wyatt Earp:
BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP
prod no. 67
30Apr57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Dennis Moore .......... Frank Loving
Douglas Fowley ........ Doc Holliday (recurring)
Synopsis:
Wyatt's new friend Doc Holliday gets himself involved in a Dodge City
gun battle. Wyatt is in a Dodge City gun battle. Wyatt is forced to
throw himinto jail, and Doc's wife shows up to get him released. [RF]

2.35 [068] Wyatt Earp: DULL KNIFE STRIKES FOR FREE FREEDOM
prod no. 69
07May57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Ian McDonald .................. Dull Knife
Steve Pendleton ............... Major Benteen
Bill Cassady .................. Corporal Jordan
George Baxter ................. Judge
Rico Alaniz
Synopsis:
The government has restricted a group of Cheyennes led by Dull Knife to
a reservation in Oklahoma. But a few of them raid settlers' homes and
soon the whole tribe is in trouble with the government. [RF]
(23Nov57 ATV London UK)

2.36 [069] Wyatt Earp: The Gold Brick
prod no. 68
14May57 ABC Tue

2.37 [070] Wyatt Earp: The Wicked Widow
prod no. 72
21May57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Paul Dubov .................... Tobe Larson
Gloria Saunders ............... Myra Malone
Thomas Palmer ................. Ted Styles
Lyn Guild ..................... Nettie

2.38 [071] Wyatt Earp: They Think They're Immortal
prod no. 70
28May57 ABC Tue
guest cast:
John Pickard .................. John Ringgold

2.39 [072] Wyatt Earp:
TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN (verified on film RF)
prod no. 71
04Jun57 ABC Tue (rebroadcast 09Aug58)
Directed by Frank McDonald
Story and Teleplay by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
Director pf Photography, Howard Schwartz
cast: (screen 1)
Hugh O' Brian ......... Wyatt Earp
Douglas Fowley ........ Doc (recurring)
Carol Stone ........... Kate Holliday (recurring)
Denver Pyle ........... Ben Thompson (recurring)
Phillip Pine .......... Wes Hopkins
cast: (screen 2)
Mike Ragan ............ Clay Allison
Mason Alan Dinehart ... Bat Masterson (recurring)
Kem Dibbs ............. Mannen Clements
Richard Devon ......... Rance Purcell
Grant Withers ......... Gus Andrews
Synopsis 1:
Wyatt is trapped in an isolated cabin surrounded by the
sharpshooters of the vicious Big T Ranch. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Wyatt Earp's propensity for playing the lone hand gets him
trapped by his hated enemies, the Big T outfit, at Adobe Springs.
His enemies, who greatly outnumber him, seek to starve him out.
But word that Wyatt is in a real jam is spread by a cowhand
grateful for past favors, and soon wuch old friends and strange
characters - each grateful in his own way - quietly assemble
to rescue Wyatt in an all-time famous gun battle with the Big T.
These characters include Bat Masterson, Ben Thompson, Doc Holliday,
John Wesley Hardin, Mannen Clements and others. [RF]

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