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Johnny Ringo 

Earp comes to Steven's rescue and arrests Phineas Clanton, prompting the Clantons to decide to enlist the help of Johnny Ringo.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Cole ...
Maurice Good ...
John Alderson ...
Richard Beale ...
Reed De Rouen ...
Anthony Jacobs ...
Sheena Marshe ...
Laurence Payne ...
Martyn Huntley ...
Lynda Baron ...
Singer (voice)


Earp comes to Steven's rescue and arrests Phineas Clanton, prompting the Clantons to decide to enlist the help of Johnny Ringo.

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Release Date:

14 May 1966 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Laurence Payne (Johnny Ringo) returns to the series in 1985 storyline "The Two Doctors" as Dastairi. He is one of few actors to appear with three different incarnations (William Hartnell in "The Gunfighters" and Patrick Troughton and Colin Baker in "The Two Doctors") of the Doctor. See more »


Johnny Ringo was never in tombstone during the gunfight at O.K coral he was a friend of the clan tons but he never took part in the gunfight. See more »


[first lines]
Ike Clanton: Doc Holliday, you still in there?
Warren Earp: Oh, get off the street, Clanton. Holliday's my prisoner.
Ike Clanton: Well, that's too bad, because if he ain't out of here in two minutes, his friend Regret here is gonna swing in his place.
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The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon
Performed by Lynda Baron
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The Gunfighters: Part 3 - Mostly below par Wild West adventure
19 August 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review of all 4 parts:

The Gunfighters is a 4 part story beginning with A Holiday For The Doctor.

This story is a mostly comedic escapade for the TARDIS crew in the wild west. The comedy works well at times but not very well most of the time. The drama too only works well at times, often not being successfully executed.

It is set around the lead up to the gunfight at the OK Corral in the wild west town of Tombstone 1881. William Hartnell is very good in this story and Peter Purves is also mostly strong but most other performances are pretty poor and overall the story is unsuccessful in its writing (Donald Cotton's script becomes mostly silly) and disappointing in its on screen production values (the accents and linking 'ballad' are mostly cringeworthy). It can feel like an embarrassment in the show's history at times, particularly in the pretty poor third episode, with silly scenes and dodgy accents. On the plus side, parts 1 and 2 are fun in many ways and not at all boring.

An interesting attempt to do something different is let down by producer Innes Lloyd and script editor Gerry Davis dislike of historical stories and by being not very well executed. It is a reasonably entertaining romp early on at least.

My Ratings: Episodes 1 & 2 - 6.5/10, Episode 3 - 5/10, Episode 4 - 6/10

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