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The Life and Legend Of Wyatt Earp--TV Show
Starz/Encore ^

Posted on 01/01/2013 11:28:29 AM PST by virgil283

Today on Starz movie network," The Life and Legend Of WyattEarp : Episode 1. Wyatt Earp Becomes A Marshal...Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Mason Alan Dinehart II, Denver Pyle...This Western television series loosely based on the adventures of the frontier marshal. The half-hour black and white series ran on ABC-TV from 1955 to 1961".....This hasn't been on TV for many years....3:30pm EST


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: wyattearp

1 posted on 01/01/2013 11:28:40 AM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

I don’t have that on my cable line up. Makes me nostalgic, use to watch that show with my daddy when I was a small child.


2 posted on 01/01/2013 11:32:18 AM PST by mimaw
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To: virgil283

I don’t have that on my cable line up. Makes me nostalgic, use to watch that show with my daddy when I was a small child.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 11:32:18 AM PST by mimaw
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To: virgil283

I don’t remember the show revealing that he was a pimp and a saloon owner. He did seem to support gun control-it had endless opportunities for corruption.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 11:33:00 AM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: virgil283

I don’t see that on my guide


5 posted on 01/01/2013 11:34:27 AM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister

If it helps mine is on Directv ch. 538...Yippie-yo-Kie-yeaaa..


6 posted on 01/01/2013 11:37:39 AM PST by virgil283 ( "He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy)
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To: virgil283

Wait, I see it online for Encore network


7 posted on 01/01/2013 11:39:38 AM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: virgil283

Found it on my guide on the Encore Western Channel (not HD of course). It’s right after HGWT.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 11:43:28 AM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: virgil283

I used to watch it and it was entertaining but pretty ridiculous at times.

Hugh O’Brien was fairly conservative except he pushed gun control very strongly.

I recall one particularly stupid episode where Wyatt kept having to bail out the Texas Rangers.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 11:45:30 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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Possibly the best Wyatt Earp tribute movie...



10 posted on 01/01/2013 11:52:59 AM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: virgil283

Haven’t seen it, but watch Bat Masterson with Gene Berry on Hulu with kids.


11 posted on 01/01/2013 11:59:41 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: donmeaker

IIRC, the Earps were Republicans and the Clantons were Democrats.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 12:00:43 PM PST by Bratch
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To: donmeaker

Let’s see. IIRC, Hugh O’Brian was tall and slim, wore a flat brim black stetson and carried a Buntline Special (With which he slapped bad guys around. I think the show was set in Wichita, KS but it might have been Dodge City. It bore almost no relation to reality.

“Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp
Brave, Courageous and Bold
Long live his fame
and long live his glory
and long may his story be told”

If memory serves.


13 posted on 01/01/2013 12:01:15 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Baynative
Possibly the best Wyatt Earp tribute movie...AH.. I'd Make that #2 after "My Darling Clementine"...... ...Henry Fonda
14 posted on 01/01/2013 12:01:26 PM PST by virgil283 ( "He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy)
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To: virgil283

Loved that show when I was a kid.


15 posted on 01/01/2013 12:06:58 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: virgil283

I don’t think I’ve ever seen that one. I’ll try to find it.


16 posted on 01/01/2013 12:06:58 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Baynative

Possibly the best western movie ever made.


17 posted on 01/01/2013 12:15:48 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: virgil283

HGWT has Robert Blake (Tony Baretta) as a young thug. Art imitates life.


18 posted on 01/01/2013 12:16:32 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Baynative

Please watch it...My Darling Clementine is a 1946 western directed by John Ford. It features Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan.- Watch for the head of the Clanton gang, [Walter Brennan] ask Earp, [Fonda] what he was going to do after his herd has been stolen,... ‘going back to cow punching?...Nope says Earp, ‘got me a new job...Marshaling”..


19 posted on 01/01/2013 12:24:18 PM PST by virgil283 ( "He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy)
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To: virgil283

It was a pretty decent series, albeit somewhat ‘starchy’ compared to some of the other classic western shows. Some of the narration made it seem a bit more dated at times. But, it was a little unique in how the episodes had a sort of semi ‘soap opera’ type of continuity.

Star Hugh O’Brian had an interesting history in that he was the youngest Marine DI in WW2. He’s still around, but getting up in years. I briefly met him a couple of times. I do have a “best of” dvd-set of the Wyatt Earp series that came out a few years ago, which offered a pretty nice overview.


20 posted on 01/01/2013 12:24:24 PM PST by greene66
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To: yarddog

As a kid I wondered why Hugh O’Brien was clean shaven when the real Wyatt Earp sported a handlebar mustache.

Also, how did he ever outdraw anyone, clearing leather with that 12” barrel Buntline Special?


21 posted on 01/01/2013 12:30:25 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Baynative

Val Kilmer totally made “Tombstone”. Without him it would have been a mediocre film.


22 posted on 01/01/2013 12:36:05 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog
I agree. It was one of the few characterizations that really drew me into the role rather than watching the performer. He wasn't even nominated for an OSCAR - go figure.

I'm no critic, but the only other completely compelling performance I laud was done by Kurt Russell playing US Hockey team coach Herb Brooks. A role for which he was not nominated, either.

23 posted on 01/01/2013 1:06:32 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: virgil283

Good show! I think I’ll be watching it. I got tired of watching HGWT when the same shows kept repeating. I hope they don’t do that with “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.”


24 posted on 01/01/2013 1:20:01 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: virgil283

Sorry. Watching a Three Stooges marathon..on the AntennaTV channel. I dumped the STARZ/Encore package.


25 posted on 01/01/2013 1:21:22 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: elcid1970

The "Dodge City Peace Commission," June 1888. (L to R) standing: W.H. Harris, Luke
Short, Bat Masterson, W.F. Petillon. Seated: Charlie Bassett, Wyatt Earp, Frank McLain
and Neal Brown.
26 posted on 01/01/2013 1:25:38 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: elcid1970

The real Earp used the long barreled pistol to bob people on the skull more than shoot people. He said it saved many lives. He would knock people out rather than have them shot. Can’t remember if Doc Holiday was featured in the TV show. The relationship/friendship between the two is one of the more interesting features in the story.


27 posted on 01/01/2013 3:06:58 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: virgil283

There was an article in the “American Rifleman” a year or two back about an old soldier who was stationed near Tombstone and knew Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.

If my memory is correct he thought Earp was a pimp and scoundrel who only pinned on a badge when it suited his interests. He described Doc Holliday as an insane killer.


28 posted on 01/01/2013 3:25:23 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: elcid1970
"outdraw"

That's because in real life there were no fast-draw duels. It's all a Hollyweird invention. Which disappointed me deeply when I read historic accounts of the old west when I got older. There were a lot of people good with guns, but when they wanted to dispatch someone, they had their guns already drawn and pointed at the bad guy. And no shooting from the hip either. They aimed their six-guns if they wanted to hit anything.

29 posted on 01/01/2013 3:25:54 PM PST by driftless2
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I can think of one man on man shootout in the streets of Wichita.

It involved Wild Bill Hickock. Probably wasn’t a quick draw tho. Hickock killed the other guy at a long range then turned and killed his deputy who was coming to his aid. I think this haunted Hickock for a long time.


30 posted on 01/01/2013 3:40:22 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

I read about that shootout. Hickok was one of the west’s best pistoleros, but even he said he wasn’t that fast on the draw. He said it was the person who could best stand and keep shooting in the face of flying lead coming at them which determined who was the best gunfighter. But he never really engaged in any mythical Hollywood-style, fast-draw duel with anybody. However, he was a deadly shot with his Navy Colts as a number of people found out to their everlasting regret. And of course, Wild Bill found out he was not immune to flying lead either.


31 posted on 01/01/2013 4:25:32 PM PST by driftless2
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