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you. >> neither would i. wyatt earp. this fox news series looks at the truth behind the legend. clier >> take it nice and slow.
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>> let's kill him. >> no killing would be arranging for sugar foot to kill the win the race. all i did that provide a little encouragement. ♪
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♪ ♪ >> on the north american plains opportunity calls men of courage to chase the sun west to a new frontier. ♪ >> they would save the nation, lay hold of their destiny, but with the passing of time, every man has his reckoning. john henry holiday known to america as a gambler, deadly
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gunman an iconic legendary law man. but behind every man stands a man. behind every legend lies the truth. >> there is much more to doc holliday than a legend. iconic side kick to a iconic law man. he is a notorious outlaw long before he meets wyatt earp. born into a family of means he's highly educated has a successful life virtually laid out in front of him, a life he chooses to reject. >> by 1872 expansion west is in full swing. seven years after the end of the civil war the american frontier is being established while the south continues to rebuild. in atlanta one of the city's hardest hit by the union a young john henry holiday has made it through unscathed.
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a gifted intellect and dedicated student holiday graduates from the prestigious pennsylvania college of dental surgery at just 20-years old. >> he graduates and it would be difficult for him to set up practice i wasn't schooled enough. clear testimony to his achievement and critical thinking skills. he was good. >> doc holliday was the epitome of a southern gentlemen which meant he was mannerly and also likely hot tempered and bigoted all those things that go along with living in the south during the civil war and reconstruction. >> you want me to give him something? >> no. we will putting it on to help with the pain. >> i went into dentistry as my last call. >> jimmy, what is your favorite
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kind of pie? >> peach. >> peach? well that's my favorite too. if you hold still for just another second, we will be eating some peach pie before you know it. >> as doctor holliday entered the superior life and intellect the man forever linked struggles to find his own success in the growing west. >> holliday was starting his dental practice wyatt earp we think of him as a law man but he was in arkansas as a horse thief. >> hey, stop. thief. >> the penalty for horse thieve ry is hanging. that is what motivates his move
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to the west. >> he makes his way through towns like abilene wichita and winds up in dodge city kansas. >> dodge city of the 1870s was one of the most notorious of the frontier town. it was a town with no law where buffalo hunters, soldiers vagrants came into the town every night. >> where are you going? >> we are having more money. >> you had your fun. get your hands off of me. >> i ain't even started yet. >> wyatt earp has the perfect
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combination of toughness and justice. he protects his woman and keeps the peace. he made a name for himself in the process. >> why at calls himself a businessman. he was always looking for the next good opportunity to make a living in those frontier communities. >> why atwyatt earp is considered by many an iconic law man. unlike the way he is portrayed in movies the real wyatt isn't always on the right side of the law. in the early days as a thief to his time as a pimp he will do whatever it takes for a payday. >> holliday becomes one of the most respected dentists in town. >> it will be just another minute. >> i do beg your pardon.
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>> you okay doc? >> i better go. >> he loses his good reputation just as soon as he gains it. his promising future shaken violently during coughs. six years before opening his practice in atlanta young john loses his mother to tuberculosis or what is commonly called consumption. >> they called it consumption because it consumed you. it was a long, slow disease and it would eat you away from the inside out. the classic way to die of consumption was really to
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suffocate. >> we know doc holliday had a close relationship with his mother something he really needed. when she died when he was 15, that would have been devastating blow. >> holliday ace violent coughing fits keep his patience away. a visit to the family doctor confirms his worst fear. >> i am afraid it appears to be consumption. >> try to get some exercise if
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possible. (distorted talking) >> john? >> tuberculosis. also known as consumption. to be diagnosed with this in the late 19th century might as we will be a death sentence. >> it releases something dark from inside john holliday turning a gentlemen dentist intoounds so shiny. i know mommy but it's time to let the new kitchen get some sleep. if you want to choose wisely choose angie's list. you can get a finished project that you'll love. call, click or download the app for free today. i've got a to-do list and five acres of fresh air. ♪ ♪ happiness is a drive-over mower deck. [ male announcer ] that's how we run, and nothing runs like a deere. ♪ ♪ you're welcome.'re the valet? yea, sorta the valet. both drive for a living,
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>> i'm afraid it piers to be consumption. >> in georgia dentist john holliday has a rage over a life that has not gone as planned. >> go to a drier climate will help. >> at 212 year -- 22 years old he is forced to make a fresh start. >> he moves to the dry climate to preserve his health. it is likely there is more to his decision. something about the wild west that in his desperate state seems to appeal to doc holliday. rather than die bedridden he
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heads west to die. >> $400. >> i should probably fold. >> something tells me all you have got is a pair of 4's. i call it. >> gambling took up the occupational void. he became good at it. the problem with gambling in those days sometimes you were challenged in terms of what you did or what people thought you did. >> as my dear mother used to say even a broken clock is right one day. >> son of a pitch. >> i am afraid to defend myself. these cowards kicked me because
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they know i am down. i haven't defense have few friends. they will murder me yet before they are done. >> with his body getting weaker holliday knows he must find a way to protect himself. ooze oo son>> son of a pitch. >> a lot of times all you need in the west is a reputation. it wasn't that doc wanted to fight he wanted people to know that he could. >> holliday embraces the danger to lawlessness of his new profession preparing himself for whatever the future might bring.
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holliday's life becomes answeredless cycle of gambling and drinking riding the highs and lows for months at a time. he lives a gambler's life frequenting saloons gambling halls and brothels on an off relationship with a prostitute kate elder drifting in and out of dangerous situations through out the west. >> come on now. paid for bona fide drink. >> it's my bar. that there is three fingers. >> you dear to question my veracity?
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>> you crazy son of a pitch. >> i know how much three fingers is. >> holiday's alcoholism brought out another person. he said these art are alike. >> after the confrontation of new year he is eve he heads to a town full of saloons cambling halls and alcoholics and doc loses himself. in dodge city former pimp find himself wearing a badge cleaning up the tough town. >> gun for hire law earp starts to earn his reputation as a man not to mess with. >> thank you, wyatt. >> the life of a deputy marshall is a low paying dangerous job. wyatt risks much for very little reward.
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>> you may have made a few dollars a day. you may have made a monthly living but you were just making it. >> the opportunistic law man takes up bounty hunting. that gets a warrant for dirty dave a train robber and gambling buddy to doc holliday. he follows the trail all of the way to the fort and the legendary meeting. >> looking for dave ruttabaugh. >> you may try the gambling dentist over
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i'll go. join the nation that sees you as a priority. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> wyatt earp is hoping to cash in on a big bounty. outlaw doc holliday makes his way west chasing the rush of high stakes gambling. both men meet at the crossroads in texas. ♪ >> looking for dave ruttabaugh. heard him and his boys might have gone this way. >> youi don't know about that. you might want to try the
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gambling dentist right there. >> name is wyatt earp. i am looking for someone. >> despite his legend which labels him a righteous law man, wyatt earp is an opportunist seeking financial gain wherever he can find it. simply stated wyatt earp is a hustler. if he isn't hustling after the reward for dirty dave he and his legendary companion might never have met. >> entered here about a week ago. one of the worst card players i have ever seen. >> but you haven't seen him since? >> no sir. even if i had, i don't make a habit of discussing other man's affairs with the law. >> give my word i would bring in dave ruttabaugh.
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i intend to do is that one way or another. >> mr. earp you know why dirty dave was a bad card player? he was a predictable creature of habit. (indiscernible) >> i think earp would look for allies in people who really wouldn't care what he was up to morally and would ally with him to be what he needed when he needed it and doc holliday fit that bill. >> grateful for the tip wyatt heads out tracking his warrant. while he faces off with ed bailey a well-known hustler on the gambling circuit. >> the way the gambling circuit woshths you go from moon to moon. that's where the money is at. >> are you going to be able to
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finish this game? >> as a gambler he was playing cards with very dangerous individuals and wouldn't tolerate being pushed around or being cheated. >> you know that's against the rules fellas. >> i ain't doing nothing. >> davm aremn you. bailey is well liked in fort griffin. the people are outraged. his murder marks the birth of doc holliday's reputation as a
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cold blooded killer. the town without a jail house is in crisis. holliday is arrested and held at a local hotel while an angry mob gathers outside. >> come on out, holliday. >> time for charges holliday. >> amidst the chaos on the street doc has an ally, his estranged girlfriend. >> holliday and jane were the very definition of cody pendant. they were better together than they were apart but they were terrible together. she has plans.
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>> fire! fire! >> well boys, it's been fun. >> with kate's help des to get out of fort griffin alive and heads north to dodge city, a well-known stop on the gambling circuit. dodge city's reputation goes to washington, d.c. where the press calls it a wicked little town. gamblers, wrestlers, thieves and
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>> doc holliday landed in dodge city a tough town for gamblers and for a lawmaker named wyatt earp. >> you bastard throw down your weapons before you lose it. >> do what he says, boys. >> business is done here. >> what's the matter, why at? are you losing your touch? >> come on be grab a chair. i am going to take all of your money. >> wyatt earp is out numbered and out done. out of the shadows steps doc holliday to save his life. this is the beginning of the
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real west's most famous friendship. the whole truth is while doc says wyatt that day, without wyatt doc holliday has even less left to live for. s>> tired of the target on his back as a law man wyatt looks southwest for an easier way to make a living. he joins brothers morgan and virgil in the boom town of tombstone, arizona on the heels of the strike. >> dodge city was beginning to lose much of the snap that had given it much of its charm. i decided to move to tombstone which built up a reputation. >> it was too late so the casinos line the streets. tombstone has everything except a strong law man. the earps put a badge on their business to work the law for
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money. virgil iarp the army calls him to get stolen rules is deputy identifiesd. >> because of his proximity to the next border tombstone becomes a hub for cattle thieve ry. most is carried out by a gang known as the cowboys. >> into tombstone come the earps, virgil morgan and wyatt earp. those define the events that are to follow. >> these were guys who were living the cowboy life. >> it is a movement in a big business a mining corporation, the very kind of civilizing forces that the earps represented. it is a conflict between two cultures. >> i look like a u.s. army mule. how did you come by it? >> business.
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>> want the government's property back. >> we have a problem here, boys. >> putting their noses in places they are not supposed to be. >> see you boys later. >> the accusation that you were stealing a mule, that was not only when you accuse somebody of being a criminal but being the lowest of the low of criminals. that one incident winds upsetting out the bad. >> during the fall of 1880 tensions only escalate when doc joins wyatt in tombstone. stories of his killing and gun play already have been circulating. >> he was a fear factor when he came into town. people respected him, didn't
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want to tangle with him. his aura of being a killer. >> i have had credits for more killings than i ever dreamt of. you will find when i have been charged with murder i have always been a long way off>> before long his reputation catches up with him. two innocent people are killed during a violent stage coach robbery. rumors are flying that doc holliday may have been one of the murderers. >> that's a lot of money you are putting down. >> i hear he killed two people. >> didn't even give them a chance. >> youhe shot him.
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>> the next penrson who dares to slander me and call me a murderer i will be forced to oblige. >> with a $3,600 reward for killers wyatt and his brothers make sure they find clues that point to the three suspects all of them members of the cowboy faction. >> hey, look at the tumbleweeds that just roll nude town. >> go inside with what you want to drink. it stinks out here. >> earp knows the connection with the cowboys is a chance to catch the killers and possibly a 30,000 dollar ayear job. why at's meeting begins at the
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they track a killer beyond the $3600 reward. doc needs to clear his name and why wyatt wants the share raves job with the 30,000 dollar salary. >> i know you know where the robbers are hold up and you are going to give them to me. >> why would i? >> there's $3,600. you give me the cowboys i give you the reward money. snoeb will know but you and me. >> i give you my word. >> he gets the location of the robbers and knows if his fellow cowboys learn he gave his friends he is a dead man.
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>> he targets earp and doc. >> the earps wake up. kill me some earps. >> a threat is made. >> he appears with his threats and now he is determined to crack down on ike. >> mr. holliday. mr. holliday. wake up. wake up. mr. holliday. ike clinton is making trouble. he has been out there howling like a coyote all night. says he is going to kill an earp. >> i read about a coyote in a book once. it is supposed to be a woman. truth is they only howl when they are
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scared. >> gentlemen good morning. >> ike has been shooting off his mouth. he we need to shut it. >> you are not going the evening out. >> this is not your a fair doc. >> that is a hell of a thing to stay to me. >> when the earps went down to go for doc it was a no brainer. he was going t play no matter what. >> by the powers invested in me i here by declare you a second deputy. >> do i get one of those?
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>> i do do you one better. >> stick to it boys. >> virgil and another deputy. >> he takes his brothers, wyatt and then he drags along doc holliday. this is like bringing a mass tour party to gas. throw up your hands. i am here to disarm you. throw up your hands. >> this iconic moments in the real west has been known as the gun fight at the o.k. corral. the truth is, it takes place in a vacant lot next to a
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photography studio near the o.k. corral. >> wyatt, i am an unarmed man. (gun fire)
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>> many historians agree he is the first to cock his weapon and pull the trigger. ifs if doc holliday wasn't there that day the gun fight at the okay coral might not have happened. >> three people are dead but doc holliday and the earps are just getting
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>> if famous gun fight is a legendary shoot out of the real west. it lasts just 30 seconds. 30 sholths in 30 seconds. only three are killed. >> why at with stood his ground is not hit. doc is grazed by a bullet and not hurt. >> where did you get hit? >> holliday and the earps claim victory but they know it is far from over. a month later... virgil is hit. he recovers but two months later morgan is shot in the back. morgan earp does not survive the night. why at vows to hunt down the cowboys responsible for his brother's death. doc holliday wasting away from his illness joins wyatt for what
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will become their last mission together. this is why wyatt now falls off the radar as a law man and becomes the killer behind the mask. true hadto his word his vendetta ride will leave a trail of blood across arizona. >> this is holiday's restitution as well. this is his friend murdered by these people and he p wanted to see justice. >> after 26 days four more cowboys were killed. vendetta ride is over. with vengeance satisfied wyatt heads further west still looking for the one big score. >> doc holliday spends his last years in colorado gambling.
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only liquid opium allows him to enjoy the pain and discomfort. >> doc holliday represents the darkness, the villain, the inequity that lies inside of all of us that part that we know we need to repress but is useful>> mr. wyatt earp. >> when he passes through two old friends get to meet again. >> this is my wife josephine. >> charmed, i am sure. >> pleasure. >> it shows no matter what we are and what we must become there is always the possibility to become someone else. that is demonstrated with doc holliday. >> doc holliday a whiskey soaked gambler and drifter turned
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killer wyatt earp who played both sides of the law for money would be the wild west's most unlikely friendship a relationship in truth based as much on survival as affection. >> it is not hard to be here and in such fine company but i'm afraid i must depart. >> you know, if not for you, i wouldn't be around today. >> if not for you old friend neither would i. >> gentlemen whom disease knows
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the frontier. the biggest misconception people have about doc holliday is he was simply wyatt earp's side kick. the truth is doc is his own man who chooses to live by chance and violence over dying in a sick bed. a life cut short desperate to die on his own terms for 15 years he lives in the shadow of certain death finally dying at age 36. in his way, countless lives took the brunt of his wrath. in the very end doc hollid
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