Doctor Who (1963–1989)
6.4/10
147
2 user 1 critic

The O.K. Corral 

The Clantons have shot Warren Earp, leading to a showdown between the two families with the Doctor powerless to prevent bloodshed.

Director:

(uncredited)

Writer:

(by)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Martyn Huntley ...
William Hurndell ...
Maurice Good ...
David Cole ...
Richard Beale ...
John Alderson ...
Victor Carin ...
Reed De Rouen ...
Laurence Payne ...
Sheena Marshe ...
Kate
Peter Purves ...
Steven
Anthony Jacobs ...
...
Lynda Baron ...
Singer (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The Clantons have shot Warren Earp, leading to a showdown between the two families with the Doctor powerless to prevent bloodshed.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 May 1966 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode takes place in Tombstone, Arizona in October 1881. See more »

Goofs

Virgil arranges the gunfight for dawn, but in reality it took place at around 3 pm. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Who: How do you know that the killer was Ringo?
Virgil Earp: On account of it must have been him or you, and I don't figure you killed Charlie the barman. Of course, if'n you wanna persuade me different.
Dr. Who: Certainly not, my dear Sheriff.
See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon
(uncredited)
Performed by Sheena Marshe
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Gunfighters: Part 4 - 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


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How do big objects get into the TARDIS? Dr Wily
Was Colin Miscast? Doctor_Omega
Werewolves? Dr Wily
Story with the highest body count? Dr Wily
Leviticus Of The Daleks Dr Wily
Where did the name 'Dalek' come from? stanplasm
Discuss The O.K. Corral (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?