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Wyatt  Earp
[1848-1929]

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            portrait of Wyatt Earp (age 39) taken in San Diego, California - circa 1887


“Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.”

“Are you going to do something or just stand there and bleed?”

— Wyatt Earp

          P R O F I L E
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Wyatt and Virgil arrived in gold-mining boomtown Goldfield, Nevada in 1904. Virgil took a job as deputy sheriff in January of 1905; he caught pneumonia in April and battled the illness until his death in October. Wyatt left town soon after.

★           ★

Wyatt Earp entry at Wikipedia

real-life Wyatt Earp's {minimal} credits at Internet Movie Database
Wyatt Earp portrayals listed on Internet Movie Database

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search books on keywords 'Wyatt Earp' {returns 1,500+ titles} at Amazon


Non-Fiction  Books
books about Wyatt Earp at Amazon

Wyatt Earp Frontier Marshall book by Stuart N. Lake  
"Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshall" [1931] by Stuart N. Lake
promoted as based on interviews with Wyatt in 1928, but since found to be fraught with inaccuracies

Pocket mass pb [7/94] out of print/used
Houghton Mifflin hardcover [1931] out of print/rare
Earp Brothers of Tombstone tripe by Frank Waters  "The Earp Brothers of Tombstone: The Story of Mrs. Virgil Earp"
[Clarkson N. Potter June 1960] by Frank Waters [1902-95]

The author interviewed Allie Earp (Wyatt's sister-in-law)
and used her name to libel Wyatt Earp.

— do not buy this book
Suppressed Murder of Wyatt Earp book by Glenn G. Boyer  "Suppressed Murder of Wyatt Earp" [Naylor 1967]
by Glenn G. Boyer

Historical Research Associates 8½x5½ hardcover [1/97] for $19.95
I Married Wyatt Earp book edited by Glenn G. Boyer  "I Married Wyatt Earp: The Recollections of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp" [1976] Collected & edited by Glenn G. Boyer
Univ AZ Press 8¼x5¼ pb [8/76] for $24.95
Longmeadow Press hardcover [7/95] out of print/used
not connected to the 1983 TV movie with Marie Osmond & Bruce Boxleitner
Holliday, Masterson, Earp - Their Colorado Careers book by E. Richard Churchill  "Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp: Their Colorado Careers"
[1978] by E. Richard Churchill

Western Reflections Publng 8¼x5½ pb [2001] out of print/used
Timberline Books 8½x5½ pb [6/78] out of print/used

see also pages for 'Doc' Holliday [1851-87] and 'Bat' Masterson [1853-1921]

The Earps Talk book edited by Alford E. Turner  "The Earps Talk" [1980]
Edited by Alford E. Turner

Early West 9½x6½ hardcover [12/92] out of print/used
And Die in the West book by Paula Mitchell Marks  "And Die In The West: The Story of The O.K. Corral Gunfight" [1989]
by Paula Mitchell Marks

Univ OK Press 9¼x6 pb [9/96] for $11.75
Touchstone 9¼x6¼ pb [6/90] out of print/used
Wm. Morrow hardcover [7/89] out of print/used
Street Fight Trilogy books by Michael M. Hickey  "The Street Fight Trilogy" by Michael M. Hickey
Lots of source material, but very illogical conclusions of conspiracies –
Earp buffs can form their own opinions.

"Street Fight In Tombstone, Near The O.K. Corral" [1992]
Talei Publrs 12x9 pb [1/92] out of print/used
"The Two Earp Pistoleers (Los Dos Pistoleros Earp)" [1993]
Talei Publrs 12x9 pb [6/93] out of print/used
"The Cowboy Conspiracy To Convict The Earps" [1994]
Treasure Chest Books 12x9 pb [5/94] out of print/used

Illustrated Wyatt Earp book by Bob Boze Bell  "The Illustrated Life & Times of Wyatt Earp" [1993]
by Bob Boze Bell

Gem Guides Books 10¾x8¼ 4th edition pb [8/2000] for $28.95
Tri Star-Boze Publns 11x8¼ 4th edition hardcover [8/2000] out of print/used
author's booksite
Wyatt Earp Life Behind the Legend book by Casey Tefertiller  "Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind The Legend" [1997]
by Casey Tefertiller

Wiley & Sons 9¼x6 pb [2/99] for $13.57
Wiley & Sons 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/97] for $31.50
Wyatt Earp Speaks! book edited by John R. Stephens  "Wyatt Earp Speaks!: My Side of The O.K. Corral Shoot-Out - Plus Interviews with 'Doc' Holliday & 'Bat' Masterson" [1998]
Edited by John R. Stephens

Fern Canyon Press pb [1/98] out of print/rare
publisher book page
Wyatt Earp / The Missing Years book by Kenneth R. Cilch  "Wyatt Earp: The Missing Years - San Diego In The 1880s" [1998]
by Kenneth R. Cilch & Kenneth R. Cilch, Jr.

Gaslamp {self-published} pb [1/98] out of print/used
available directly from authors for $14.95 + s/h
Inventing Wyatt Earp book by Allen Barra  "Inventing Wyatt Earp: His Life & Many Legends" [1998]
by Allen Barra

A thorough analysis of the Earp legend and its evolution over time, and its place in American mythology, fiction, and film.
Carroll & Graf 9x6 pb [12/99] out of print/used
Castle Books 9x5¾ hardcover [4/2005] for $9.99
Carroll & Graf 9¾x6¾ hardcover [12/98] out of print/used
Real Wyatt Earp Biography book by Steve Gatto, edited by Neil B. Carmony  
"The Real Wyatt Earp: A Documentary Biography" [2000]
by Steve Gatto, edited by Neil B. Carmony

High Lonesome Books 9x6¼ pb [5/2000] out of print/used
High Lonesome Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/2000] out of print/used
Death of Warren Baxter Earp book   "The Death of Warren Baxter Earp: A Closer Look"
[Talei Publrs 2000] by Michael M. Hickey

Lots of source material, but very illogical conclusions of conspiracies that could never have happened. (The cover is kinda nice, though.)
Murder in Tombstone / Trial of Wyatt Earp book by Steven Lubet  "Murder In Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp" [2004]
by Steven Lubet

Yale Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [3/2006] for $12.48
Yale Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2004] for $30.40
Legend of the O.K. Corral by Ed Finn  "The Legend of The O.K. Corral" [2005] by Ed Finn
includes 35 photographs
Rio Nuevo 'Look West' Series 6¼x6 mini-hardcover [8/2005] for $12.95
Hollywood and The O.K. Corral book by Michael F. Blake  "Hollywood and The O.K. Corral: Portrayals of The Gunfight & Wyatt Earp" [2006]
by Michael F. Blake

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [10/2006] for $39.95
Last Gunfight / the Shootout at the O.K. Corral book by Jeff Guinn  "The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of The Shootout at The O.K. Corral - And How It Changed The American West" [2011]
by Jeff Guinn

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [5/2011] for $11.02
Simon & Schuster 8½x5½ pb [5/2012] for $14.21
Simon & Schuster 9¾x6¼ deckle-edge hardcover [5/2011] out of print/70+ used

Fiction  Books
books about Wyatt Earp at Amazon

Tombstone novel by Matt Braun  "Tombstone" [1982] by Matt Braun
Wells Fargo sends private detective Luke Starbuck to the wild silver-mining town of Tombstone in Arizona Territory to stop a series of stagecoach holdups; he decides that the most-likely suspects are the local lawmen, the Earp Brothers.
St. Martin mass pb [9/2002] for $5.99
St. Martin mass pb [5/85] out of print/used
Bloody Season / The O.K. Corral novel by Loren D. Estleman  "Bloody Season: A Novel of The Gunfight At The O.K. Corral" [1987]
by Loren D. Estleman

Jove mass pb [7/99] out of print/used
Bantam hardcover [1/87] out of print/used
Westward of the Law novel by Matt Braun  "Westward of The Law" [1991] by Matt Braun
Two stock detectives from the Texas Panhandle trail a stolen bull to Dodge City, run by lawman Wyatt Earp, and then have the task of taking the ornery critter back to Texas.
St. Martin mass pb [3/2006] for $6.99
Bull Durham pb [1/91] out of print/used
Wyatt Earp novel by Matt Braun  "Wyatt Earp: The Legend, The Man, The Untold Story" [1994]
by Matt Braun

St. Martin mass pb [6/94] for $5.99
Mix-Up at the O.K. Corral Western novel by Preston Lewis  "Mix-Up At The O.K. Corral: The Memoirs of H. H. Lomax" [1996]
by Preston Lewis

A fictional account of the Gunfight at The O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, from the viewpoint of H.H. Lomax, who is either an eye-witness or a really good liar (or both).
Random House/Domain mass pb [3/96] out of print/used
Masterson Western novel by Richard S. Wheeler  "Masterson: A Novel" [1999] by Richard Wheeler
Former Western lawman now New York reporter 'Bat' Masterson discovers that his reputation is skewed by dime novel hype, and so he returns West to clear things up. But the job is tougher than he thought, and after talking with old pal Wyatt Earp and cowboy movie star William S. Hart in Hollywood, Masterson becomes resigned to his legend with all its inaccuracies.
BackInPrint pb [4/2006] for $15.95
Forge mass pb [6/2000] out of print/many used
Forge 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/99] out of print/many used
author's official website

Gunman's Rhapsody novel by Robert B. Parker  "Gunman's Rhapsody: A Novel" [2001] by Robert B. Parker
Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, the O.K. Corral, this is most certainly a Western tale; but it is also a deeply-affecting love story.
Berkley pb [3/2002] for $7.99
Putnam 9x6 hardcover [6/2001] out of print/many used
New Millennium UNABR audio CD [1/2003] out of prodn/used
New Millennium UNABR audio [1/2003] out of prodn/used
Ride The Wild Trail Western novel by Richard Jensen  
"Ride The Wild Trail" [2002 novel] by Richard Jensen
Obsolete silent film cowboys Tom Mix & Hoot Gibson set out with aging lawman Wyatt Earp on one last wild ride through the rapidly disappearing Old West.
Writers Club Press 8¾x6 pb [8/2002] for $12.95
Dodge City novel by Matt Braun  "Dodge City" [2006] by Matt Braun
A judge trying to mete out justice in booming cowtown Dodge City, Kansas runs afoul of the Masterson brothers and Wyatt Earp and 'Doc' Holliday.
St. Martin mass pb [5/2006] for $6.99
Luke & Jenny Visit Tombstone childrens book by Gayle Martin  "Gunfight At The O.K. Corral: Luke & Jenny Visit Tombstone"
[ages 8-12; 2006] by Gayle Martin

Five Star 9x6 pb [9/2006] for $10.17
official booksite
Black Hats novel by Max Allen Collins  "Black Hats: A Novel of Wyatt Earp & Al Capone" [2007]
by Patrick Culhane {Max Allen Collins}

In 1920, Doc Holliday's widow asks 70-year-old ex-lawman Wyatt Earp for help for her son, who has run afoul of some gangster in New York City named Alphonse Capone. Wyatt teams with sportswriter 'Bat' Masterson, and the well-organized Italian gangs are no match for the two steely-eyed frontier lawmen. Announced 7/2011: Feature film made from this book starring Harrison Ford {see below}
Harper mass pb [4/2008] for $7.99
Wm. Morrow hardcover [3/2007] for $24.95
Last Gunfight / Shootout at the O.K. Corral book by Jeff Guinn  
"The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of The Shootout At The O.K. Corral - And How It Changed The American West" [2011]
by Jeff Guinn

Simon & Schuster 9¼x6¼ deckle-edge hardcover [5/2011] for $16.20


Movies  &  Television
real-life Wyatt Earp's {minimal} credits at Internet Movie Database
credits for character 'Wyatt Earp' {50+ titles} at Internet Movie Database

search for Wyatt Earp on DVD at Amazon

★           ★

"Law and Order"
[Universal Feb 1932; Realart re-release 1950]
Law and Order 1932 movie poster directed by Edward L. Cahn, starring Walter Huston  Based on the Earp saga, using other names – famous lawman Frame Johnson and three friends arrive in lawless Tombstone, and the town's leaders ask them to take jobs as marshals. After witnessing murders by the ruthless Northrup gang, they accept. After further killings, the lawmen face down the gang at the O.K. Corral. Directed by Edward L. Cahn; based on the novel "Saint Johnson" [1930] by W.R. Burnett; starring Walter Huston, Harry Carey, Russell Hopton, Raymond Hatton, Ralph Ince, Harry Woods, Richard Alexander, Russell Simpson & Andy Devine; re-issued as "Guns A'Blazing" [1950]
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb
blue-red 11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99
blue-white 11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

★           ★

"Frontier Marshal" [Fox Jan 1934]
Frontier Marshal 1934 movie poster directed by Lewis Seiler, starring George O'Brien   Directed by Lewis Seiler; adapted from Stuart N. Lake's book (above); starring George O'Brien {as 'Michael Wyatt'}, George E. Stone, Alan Edwards, Irene Bentley, Ruth Gillette, Berton Churchill, Frank Conroy & Ward Bond
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99
★           ★

"Frontier Marshal" [Fox July 1939]
Frontier Marshal 1939 movie directed by Allan Dwan, starring Randolph Scott & Cesar Romero  Directed by Allan Dwan; based on Stuart N. Lake's book; starring Randolph Scott {as Wyatt}, Cesar Romero {as Doc}, Nancy Kelly, Binnie Barnes, John Carradine, Edward Norris, Eddie Foy Jr., Ward Bond, Lon Chaney Jr., Chris-Pin Martin, Joe Sawyer, Dell Henderson, Harry Hayden & Ventura Ybarra
Fox Cinema Archives b&w DVD [6/2012] for $19.98
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
★           ★

"Tombstone: The Town Too Tough To Die"
[Paramount June 1942]
Tombstone The Town Too Tough To Die movie poster directed by William C. McGann, starring Richard Dix  Directed by William C. McGann; starring Richard Dix {as Wyatt}, Kent Taylor, Edgar Buchanan, Frances Gifford, Don Castle, Clem Bevans, Rex Bell, Victor Jory & Chris-Pin Martin
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb
★           ★

"My Darling Clementine"  [Fox Dec 1946]
My Darling Clementine movie poster directed by John Ford, starring Henry Fonda  Greatly-embellished version of the Earps and Clantons in Tombstone, ending with the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Directed by John Ford; based on Stuart N. Lake's book (above); starring Henry Fonda, Victor Mature {as Doc}, Cathy Downs, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Ward Bond, Alan Mowbray, John Ireland, Jane Darwell & Grant Withers; listed at National Film Registry (1991)
Fox b&w DVD [1/2004] for $7.99
Fox b&w VHS [5/99] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster available at AllPosters.com
★           ★

"Winchester '73" [Universal July 1950]
Winchester '73 movie poster directed by Anthony Mann, starring James Stewart  Mad for revenge, McAdam tracks a killer to Dodge City where Marshall Earp disarms them both; McAdam wins a shooting contest for a special Winchester rifle against his quarry, who then steals the rifle and leaves town. Directed by Anthony Mann; based on a story by Stuart N. Lake; starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Millard Mitchell, Steve Brodie, John McIntire, Jay C. Flippen, Rock Hudson & Will Geer {as Wyatt}; WGA nomination for Best Western Script
Universal b&w DVD [5/2003] for $11.49
Universal b&w VHS [5/92] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster available at AllPosters.com

★           ★

"Masterson of Kansas" [Columbia Pictures Dec 1954]
poster for 'Masterson of Kansas' 1954 Western movie  "Nobody draws faster than Masterson of Kansas" Filmed in Technicolor™; Kansas cattlemen frame Merrick for murder when he negotiates a treaty with the Indians giving them land that the ranchers covet; Dodge City sheriff 'Bat' Masterson asks for help from Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in locating Merrick before the cattlemen's bounty hunters do. Directed by William Castle; written by Douglas Heyes; starring George Montgomery {as Masterson}, Nancy Gates, James Griffith {as Doc Holliday}, Jean Willes, Benny Rubin, William Henry, David Bruce, Bruce Cowling {as Wyatt Earp}, Gregg Barton, Donald Murphy {as Virgil Earp}, Gregg Martell, Sandy Sanders, Jay Silverheels & John Maxwell
Sony Pictures Choice Collection color DVD [10/2012] for $20.95
full credits at IMDb
★           ★

"Wichita" [Allied Artists July 1955]
Wichita 1955 movie poster directed by Jacques Tourneur, starring Joel McCrea  Leaders of a lawless Kansas cattle town offer the job of town marshall to an ex-buffalo hunter, who is reluctant to take the job. Directed by Jacques Tourneur; filmed in Cinemascope & Technicolor; starring Joel McCrea {as Wyatt}, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Wallace Ford, Edgar Buchanan, Peter Graves, Keith Larsen {as 'Bat' Masterson}, John Smith, Walter Coy, Jack Elam & Mae Clarke
Warner Bros. Archive color DVD-R [6/2009] for $9.99
full credits from IMDb
★           ★

"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" [1955-61 TV series]
photo poster of Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp on TV  Black-and-white TV series that ran for six seasons. Starring Hugh O'Brian {as Wyatt}, Alan Dinehart III (as 'Bat' Masterson}, Douglas Fowley {as Doc Holliday) & Paul Brinegar
Rhino Theatrical b&w/color DVD [9/2005] 4 disks for $30.99
series credits at IMDb
color photo poster (3 sizes) available at AllPosters.com
TV program theme song [runs 1 min. 39 sec.]

http://www.televisiontunes.com/themesongs/The%20Life%20and%20Legend%20of%20Wyatt%20Earp%20-%20Beginning.mp3
http://www.televisiontunes.com/themesongs/The%20Life%20and%20Legend%20of%20Wyatt%20Earp%20-%20Ending.mp3

Hugh O'Brian [1925-2016]
browse Hugh O'Brian on DVDIMDb listingWikipedia

★           ★

"Gunfight At The O.K. Corral"
[Paramount May 1957]
Gunfight At The O.K. Corral 1957 movie poster directed by John Sturges, starring Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas  Captures the spirit of the legend, if not the facts. Directed by John Sturges; written by George Scullin & Leon Uris; starring Burt Lancaster {as Wyatt}, Kirk Douglas {as Doc}, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland, Lyle Bettger, Frank Faylen, Earl Holliman, Ted de Corsia, Dennis Hopper, Whit Bissell, George Mathews, John Hudson, DeForest Kelley, Martin Milner & Kenneth Tobey {as 'Bat' Masterson}
Paramount color DVD [4/2003] for $9.98
Warner widescreen color VHS [2/97] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

★           ★

"Badman's Country" [Warner Aug 1958]
Badman's Country movie poster directed by Fred F. Sears, starring George Montgomery, Buster Crabbe & Gregory Walcott  Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & 'Bat' Masterson try to prevent Butch Cassidy's gang from stealing a gold shipment on the railroad at Abilene, Kansas. Directed by Fred F. Sears; starring George Montgomery {as Garrett}, Buster Crabbe {as Wyatt}, Gregory Walcott {as Masterson}, Neville Brand {as Cassidy}, Russell Johnson {as Sundance}, Malcolm Atterbury {as 'Buffalo Bill' Cody} & Karin Booth
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb
★           ★

"Cheyenne Autumn" [Warner Oct 1964]
John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn movie poster directed by John Ford, starring Richard Widmark & James Stewart  The Dodge City sequence, with James Stewart as Wyatt Earp, was removed from later theatrical and TV prints, but is restored on the videos & DVDs. A starving band of relocated Indians decides to trek 1,500 miles back to their homeland; the U.S. Army officer sent to force them back to the reservation learns to respect them, and decides to help them. • Co-produced & directed by John Ford [1894-1973]; script by James R. Webb, adapted from two books; Oscar nom for Best Color Cinematography (filmed in Technicolor™ & Super Panavision 70™); starring Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo, Dolores del Rio, Ricardo Montalban, Gilbert Roland, Arthur Kennedy {as Doc Holliday}, Patrick Wayne, Elizabeth Allen, John Carradine, Victor Jory, Mike Mazurki, George O'Brien, Sean McClory, Judson Pratt, Carmen D'Antonio, Ken Curtis, James Stewart {as Wyatt Earp}, Edward G. Robinson, Harry Carey Jr., Denver Pyle, Ben Johnson & Mae Marsh; won Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award in 1965
The Souix Indian warriors were portrayed mostly by Navajo Indians from the Monument Valley location; they were asked to speak in their language for certain scenes, to make up the dialogue; the joke is that an accurate translation shows them making fun of the 'bluecoat' officers' genitalia.
Warner widescreen color DVD [2/2007] for $17.99
Warner color VHS [7/94] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Cheyenne Autumn novel by Mari Sandoz   "Cheyenne Autumn" [McGraw-Hill 1953] by Mari Sandoz [1896-1966]
A proud band of relocated Northern Cheyenne leaves the Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
in 1878 to return to their ancestral homeland in Yellowstone, a trek of 1,500 miles.
Bison Books 8x5 2nd edition pb [10/2005] for $13.22
Bison Books 8x5¼ pb [2/92] for $12.71
Tandem Library 8¼x5½ hardcover [10/99] for $24.55
"The Last Frontier" [1941] by Howard Fast [1914-2003]
M.E. Sharpe/North Castle 9x6 pb [2/97] for $23.95

★           ★

"Desafío en Río Bravo"
("Challenge At Rio Bravo") [Italy June 1965]
Desafío en Río Bravo spaghetti Western movie poster directed by Tulio Demicheli, starring Guy Madison   An early Italian 'spaghetti' Western, modeled after Howard Hawks's "Rio Bravo" of 1959. Wyatt and his drunken deputy hold off a bandit while under pressure from the town's corrupt leaders. Co-written & directed by Tulio Demicheli; starring Guy Madison (as Wyatt}, Fernando Sancho, Madeleine LeBeau, Gérard Tichy, Carolyn Davys, Beni Deus & Olivier Hussenot
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb
★           ★

"Hour of The Gun"
[Mirisch/United Artists Nov 1967]
Hour of The Gun movie directed by John Sturges, starring James Garner & Jason Robards Jr.  Considered by some a sequel to Sturges's 1957 movie (above), this version of the Earp saga begins with the famous Tombstone gunfight and shows the aftermath of tragedy, self-doubt, and court trials endured by the Earps. Produced & directed by John Sturges; written by Edward Anhalt; cinematography by Lucien Ballard; music by Jerry Goldsmith; starring James Garner {as Wyatt}, Jason Robards Jr. {as Doc}, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi, William Windom, Lonny Chapman, Larry Gates, William Schallert, Bill Fletcher, Karl Swenson, Austin Willis, Monte Markham, Richard Bull, Sam Melville, Frank Converse & Jon Voight
M.G.M. widescreen color DVD [5/2005] for $12.99
M.G.M. color VHS [9/98] out of prodn/used
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [5/2005] for $15.98
full credits from IMDb

★           ★

"The Legendary Champions (1882-1929)"  [indep Oct 1968]
'The Legendary Champions' heavyweight boxing documentary  77-minute documentary about the early years of heavyweight boxing; shown on H.B.O. and E.S.P.N.
Written & directed by Harry Chapin; narrated by Norman Rose; featuring archive footage of Georges Carpentier, James J. Corbett, Jack Dempsey, Wyatt Earp {as referee of the Bob Fitzsimmons-Tom Sharkey bout}, James J. Jeffries, Theodore Roosevelt, Jack Sharkey, Tom Sharkey, John L. Sullivan, Gene Tunney & Jess Willard; Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary Feature
DVD not available • VHS [8/00] for $18.75
Eurpac VHS [8/89] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbwatch ESPN version online [1:09:41] at YouTube
★           ★

"Doc" [United Artists Aug 1971]
Doc 1971 movie poster directed by Frank Perry, starring Stacy Keach & Harris Yulin   Consumptive gambler & gunfighter Doc Holliday and his companion Kate arrive in the town of Tombstone and find old friend Wyatt Earp employed as the town marshal. Produced & directed by Frank Perry; written by Pete Hamill; starring Stacy Keach {as Doc}, Harris Yulin {as Wyatt}, Faye Dunaway, Michael Witney, Denver John Collins, Dan Greenburg, Richard McKenzie, John Bottoms, Ferdinand Zogbaum, Penelope Allen & Philip Shafer; won Spur Award for Best Western Script
M.G.M. Home Video color DVD [6/2009] for $9.49
M.G.M. Home Video color VHS [11/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
screenplay: Paperback Library mass pb [1971] out of print/used

★           ★

"Showdown At O.K. Corral" [1972]
episode of the "Appointment With Destiny" CBS-TV series
Narrated by Lorne Greene /tt0514014/

★           ★

"I Married Wyatt Earp" [N.B.C. TV movie Jan 1983]
I Married Wyatt Earp tv movie directed by Michael O'Herlihy, starring Marie Osmond & Bruce Boxleitner   The sheriff and the town marshal of wild Tombstone, Arizona vie for the love of a pretty saloon singer. Directed by Michael O'Herlihy; starring Marie Osmond, Bruce Boxleitner {as Wyatt}, John Bennett Perry, Ross Martin, Alison Arngrim, Jeffrey DeMunn {as Doc}, Joe Rainer, Dee Maaske, Earl W. Smith, Randy Wells, Joe Corcoran, Charles Benton & Tom Assalone
Legacy Ent. color DVD [3/2005] for $4.99
full credits from IMDb
★           ★

"Sunset" [TriStar April 1988]
Sunset 1988 movie poster directed by Blake Edwards, starring Bruce Willis & James Garner   While working on a movie as technical advisor, real-life lawman Wyatt Earp teams with cowboy star Tom Mix to solve a murder at the Academy Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills.
Co-written & directed by Blake Edwards, from a story by Rod Amateau; starring Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway, Kathleen Quinlan, Jennifer Edwards, Patricia Hodge, Richard Bradford, M. Emmet Walsh, Joe Dallesandro, Andreas Katsulas, Dann Florek, Bill Marcus, Michael C. Gwynne & Dermot Mulroney
Sony widescreen color DVD [8/98] for $12.49
Sony color VHS [6/97] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

★           ★

"Tombstone" [Hollywood Pictures Dec 1993]
Tombstone 1993 movie poster directed by George P. Cosmatos, starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer & Sam Elliott  A local gang of cowboy outlaws fights back when the Earp brothers enforce the law in Tombstone; story covers the arrival of the Earp clan & 'Doc' Holliday, the famous gunfight, and the aftermath vendetta. Directed by George P. Cosmatos; cinematography by William A. Fraker; starring Kurt Russell {as Wyatt}, Val Kilmer {as Doc}, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Charlton Heston, Jason Priestley, Jon Tenney, Stephen Lang, Thomas Haden Church, Dana Delany, Paula Malcomson, Lisa Collins, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Joanna Pacula, Harry Carey Jr., Billy Bob Thornton, Tomas Arana, John Philbin, Robert John Burke, Billy Zane, Peter Sherayko, Buck Taylor, Terry O'Quinn
Disney Video widescreen Director's Cut color DVD [1/2002] 2 disks for $22.99
Disney Video widescreen color DVD [12/97] for $14.99
Disney Video color VHS [11/94] for $8.99
Intrada Records soundtrack CD [2/94] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
movie posters at AllPosters.com

"The Making of Tombstone" video [2002]
included on the 2-disk DVD above; full credits from IMDb

★           ★

"Wyatt Earp" [Tig/Warner June 1994]
Wyatt Earp 1994 movie poster directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Kevin Costner & Dennis Quaid  Less about Tombstone and the famous gunfight, and more about Wyatt's life from childhood and the strong family dynamic of the Earps. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Lawrence Kasdan; co-produced by & starring Kevin Costner {as Wyatt}; also starring Dennis Quaid {as Doc}, Gene Hackman, David Andrews, Linden Ashby, Jeff Fahey, Joanna Going, Mark Harmon, Michael Madsen, Catherine O'Hara, Bill Pullman, Isabella Rossellini, Tom Sizemore {as 'Bat' Masterson}, JoBeth Williams, Mare Winningham, Rex Linn, Randle Mell, Adam Baldwin, Lewis Smith, Betty Buckley, Alison Elliott, James Caviezel, John Dennis Johnston, Norman Howell, Gabriel Folse & Kris Kamm; won Spur Award for Best Western Script; locations included Chama, Galisteo, Santa Fe, Abiquiu, Las Vegas, Rancho de Los Golandrinas, and the Santa Clara, Tesuque & Zia pueblos of New Mexico
Warner widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2007] for $9.99
Warner widescreen color Special Edition DVD [5/2004] 2 disks for $25.49
Warner widescreen color DVD [5/2006] single disk for $6.99
Warner widescreen color Expanded Edition VHS [4/95] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
Warner color VHS [6/95] 2 tapes - out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDbmovie posters at AllPosters.com

"Wyatt Earp: Walk With A Legend" 'making of ...' TV short [Tig/Warner 1994]
Written & produced by Meg Staahl; included on the 2-disk DVD above; full credits from IMDb

"It Happened That Way" 'making of' video [Warner May 2004]
Produced by Raúl Dávalos & Elizabeth Dollarhide; included on the 2-disk DVD above;
full credits from IMDb

★           ★

"Wyatt Earp: Return To Tombstone" [indep July 1994]
Starring Hugh O'Brian {as Wyatt}, Bruce Boxleitner, Paul Brinegar, Harry Carey Jr. & Bo Hopkins; with colorized footage from the TV series of Douglas Fowley {as Doc}, John Anderson, Ray Boyle, Rayford Barnes, Steve Brodie, Lloyd Corrigan {as Ned Buntline}, Bob Steele & others
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

★           ★

A&E Biography Earp Brothers documentary  "The Earp Brothers: Lawmen of The West" [A&E Biography 1995]
Hosted by Jack Perkins; covers Virgil, Morgan, Wyatt, James, Newton &
Warren Earp
A&E Home Video color DVD [6/2006] out of prodn/used
A&E Home Video color VHS [2/2000] out of prodn/used
episode credits at IMDb
A&E Biography 'Wyatt Earp' page {with video excerpts}
Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp documentary  
"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" [indep documentary 1996]
Video Treasures/Anchor Bay color VHS [6/96] for $12.63
no listing at IMDb {2013}
★           ★

"Wyatt Earp's Revenge" [Sony Home Video release March 2012]
Wyatt Earp's Revenge video release  Wyatt Earp & 'Bat' Masterson & Doc Holliday team up against the bad-guys in a Dodge City, Kansas that has mountains in the background (filmed in Agoura and Santa Clarita in California). Co-produced & directed by Michael Feifer; starring Val Kilmer & Shawn Roberts {as Wyatt}, Matt Dallas {as Bat}, Levi Fiehler {as Bill Tilghman}, Wilson Bethel {as Doc Holliday}, Diana DeGarmo & Trace Adkins
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [3/2012] for $7.83
full credits at IMDbwatch official trailer [1:38] at YouTube
★           ★

"Earp: Saints For Sinners"  [in development?]
comic book Earp: Saints For Sinners  Announced 7/2010: DreamWorks production based on the graphic novel written by Matt Cirulnick & M. Zachary Sherman; a modern-day re-imagining of Western hero Wyatt Earp fighting outlaws in a ravaged society where the only boomtown left is Las Vegas, Nevada; Sam Raimi was signed to produce & direct for Radical Studios & Mandeville Films; as-of April 2013: appears to be dormant
latest info at IMDb
★           ★

"Black Hats"  [Thunder Road/Kickstart - in development?]
Announced 7/2011: An adaptation of the Max Allan Collins novel {as above} from producers Basil Iwanyk & Jason Netter;
script by Kurt Johnstad, starring Harrison Ford as an aging Wyatt Earp; as-of April 2013: appears to be dormant

★           ★

"Wild Guns"  
[Hollywood Gang/Warner Bros. - still in development 2017?]
Announced 4/2011: spec script by T.S. Nowlin; shortly after the Civil War, legendary gunslingers Wyatt Earp
& Doc Holliday team-up to rescue Sitting Bull's daughter, who has been kidnapped by a powerful shaman
with mysterious powers • latest info at IMDb

Other  Media

"Wyatt Earp: A Life On The Frontier" play [1996] starring Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt Earp

Sundown play poster for Adobe Theatre in Albuquerque, NM  "Sundown: The Musical" [2004]
A musical stageplay version of the Gunfight At The O.K. Corral. First Western U.S. staging in April 2008 at the Adobe Theatre Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Music by Peter Link, lyrics by Larry Rosler, book by Joe Bravaco & Larry Rosler
Sundown musical play soundtrack   "Sundown" musical play soundtrack [2004]
with the cast from a production at York Theatre Company in New York City; music by Peter Link, lyrics by Larry Rosler, book by Joe Bravaco & Larry Rosler
Original Cast Records music CD [12/2004] for $16.95

'Doc'  Holliday
This section kept growing, so it was cut to its own page in 2014: click here

Image  Gallery
map of Historic Downtown Tombstone, Arizona
click here for larger view {in new window}
                 comic book from the Wyatt Earp TV series

Friends  &  Family
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born in Illinois in 1848; he died in Los Angeles, California at age 80 in 1929.

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0034596/ Virgil [died 10/1905]
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0067167/ Morgan
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0107543/ James
James Earp's wife Nellie 'Bessie' Ketchum Earp []
ran a sporting house in Dodge City that employed 'Big Nose Kate' Elder
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0108119/ Allie
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0150236/ Louisa
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0055085/ Warren
Wyatt's elder half-brother Newton


Wyatt's wife Urilla Sutherland Earp [1849?-1870] - married January 1870, died of typhus circa October 1870

Wyatt's common-law wife Celia Ann 'Mattie' Blaylock Earp [1850-88] - met circa 1872, split 1882
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattie_Blaylock
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0150235/ Mattie

Wyatt's common-law wife Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp [1861-1944] - met 1881, widowed 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Earp
http://www.amazon.com/Lady-O-K-Corral-Josephine-Marcus/dp/0061864501/


John Henry 'Doc' Holliday [1851-87] - met Wyatt in 1877 in Texas, split circa 1883
Doc's companion 'Big Nose Kate' Elder [1850-1940] - met Doc in 1877 in Texas, split circa 1882


The pallbearers at Wyatt's funeral were: Tombstone newspaper editor John Clum, friend & movie star William S. Hart, attorney W. J. Hunsaker,
newspaper reporter Jim Mitchell, friend & movie star Tom Mix, Klondike pal Wilson Mizner, and Tombstone pal George W. Parsons.

L i n k s
Wyatt Earp entry at Wikipedia
real-life Wyatt Earp's {minimal} credits at Internet Movie Database
Wyatt Earp portrayals listed on Internet Movie Database
search for Wyatt Earp on DVD at Amazon

search books on keywords 'Wyatt Earp' {returns 1,500+ titles} at Amazon
books about Wyatt Earp at Amazon

Gunfight at The O.K. Corral website
Gunfight at The O.K. Corral 125th Anniversary Celebration [Oct 2006] website
Wyatt Earp Days [Memorial Weekend] in Tombstone, AZ
Warren Earp Western Heritage Days [July] in historic Downtown Willcox, Arizona
Wyatt Earp Museum in San Diego, California
Wyatt Earp biography at San Diego [CA] Historical Society
Old West History website Wyatt Earp pages
Panhistoria's Wyatt Earp Timeline pages


here on the Wyatt Earp [1848-1929] Page at 'Readers of the Purple Sage' Bookstore

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