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The first episode of Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp starring Wyatt Earp. See the opening moments of the show that started it all. A 4 DVD Box Set is now available directly from Hugh O’Brian himself. Go to and order your set personally hand signed by Hugh. Many other collectable signed photos from the Wyatt Earp show are also available.

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  1. elc1960 says:

    Theme song: “Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp/Brave, courageous and bold/Long live his fame and long live his glory/And long may his story be toooolllllddddd . . . “

  2. TheAngryYank says:

    Hugh O’Brian went to military school during high school and learned to ride a horse while there. This helped him land the role of Wyatt Earp. Too bad military schools have kind of gone out of style. The way this country is going we could use them again.

  3. rockoutloud95 says:

    No matter what the real life Earp was like, the TV show was great and gave kids a hero to look up to. He was brave, honest, and well mannered.

    Shoot, those were tough times and the people became tough just to survive.
    I did a stitch in the army and watched goofy city boys become hard, tough soldiers in about six months. When you live in the bush, dodge bullets and are constantly on edge to guard your life, you become tough as nails or you don’t make it home alive.
    People adapt.

  4. 7blacks says:

    You are exactly right. As someone who watched the show in the 50′s and is now enjoying watching it again I agree it was done for entertainment. It was not a documentary or history lesson. While most of the facts are basically true, like all movies and TV shows they are embellished to make the characters and the entire show more interesting to the audience. No one knows exactly what happened every day of his life.

  5. melollylolly says:

    to the commenters: you all must realize that this is mostly entertainment-the tv shows; they are not trying to make it all factual; just trying to put some excitement in the tv series–you guys just don’t seem to get it—if it was all facts it would be boring–and too mush for tv–and no one back in the 1950′s would have watched it

  6. rickd248 says:

    My friend, you should do some research on Bat Masterson. He wasn’t the man you think he was. The name “Bat” was short for “Battling”. He did some boxing to earn money. He was also a gambler, but was not the gunfighter as shown on TV. he was shot in the pelvic region which caused him to limp the rest of his life. That was why he carried the cane. Until my first visit to Tombstone I thought Earp was a great man. It was there I found about about the real man. I then did my own reasearch.

  7. rernest77 says:

    No, that’s as one-sided as the old movies that showed him as flawless. The real Earp was a complex man who gambled, was violent etc. He was also totally fearless and had principles, according to a book written by another famed lawman, Bat Masterson.

  8. rickd248 says:

    That whole beginning is nothing but a load of crap. Earp was just as bad as the men he killed. Sorry if he was your hero, but TV and real life aren’t always the same. I’ve lived in Arizona all my life and have been to what’s left of the OK Corral many times. He may have started out good, but by the time he got to Arizona he was just as crooked as the Clantons.

  9. 6905632418 says:

    so he slaughtered buffalo, which led to the demise of the First Nations …peaceful, but hated buffalo

  10. pendorran says:

    So what if he’s odd, or homosexual for that matter? What’s that to you?

  11. robertmartinez says:

    So you’re odd.

  12. robertmartinez says:

    You must be a homosexual.

    (I don’t play word games. “Gay” doesn’t describe what you are and it never did. Homosexual does.)

  13. GeorgeVreelandHill says:

    Thank you.

    George Vreeland Hill

  14. carpii says:

    yeah nor me..

    “The first episode of Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp starring Wyatt Earp.”

    Its nonsense :(

  15. budsaplenty says:

    Earp suks!….

  16. dan2002 says:

    Sexy hairy chest

  17. 7blacks says:

    Of course that is not the real Wyatt Earp, as you said he died in 1929. This is the TV show that aired from 1955 to 1961.

  18. dannyd1572 says:

    Thats not Wyatt Earp. Wyatt Earp died in 1929 at the age of 81. I’m pretty sure this young looking guy is not Wyatt Earp.

  19. 7blacks says:

    Where are you looking? Who were you expecting? He’s right there in front of you.

  20. dannyd1572 says:

    Ummm I didn’t see “Wyatt Earp,” as the description claims.

  21. RasMajnouni says:

    Read history.The Earp brothers enforced the peace-their peace. They were plain gangsters who wanted that area for themselves. I watched this as a little kid.What BS like most history can be re-written.

  22. unclebobunclebob says:

    “passed on”

  23. unclebobunclebob says:

    He tells his horse “Not too much now.” What the horse actually hears is “GNU Gla Bree glee”

  24. SieLmx says:

    wyatt earp feature briefly in the excellent deadwood!

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