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Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

In the old west, a man becomes a sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.

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McCullough is "passing through on my way to Australia" when he takes a job in a gold rush town. After a startling display of marksmanship he immediately arrests the youngest son of the evil landowner (Danby). A battle of hired guns begins as McCullough continues to tame the town and defeat the gunslingers with a combination of skill and wit. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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26 March 1969 (USA)  »

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Walter Brennan's part is a spoof of his part in My Darling Clementine (1946), in which he is head of the Clanton clan. See more »

Goofs

During the fight at the beginning of the movie (in the mud), those fighting switch between being covered in mud and nearly mud-free. See more »

Quotes

Jason McCullough: It seems like you spent a lot of time with horses.
Jake: One end or the other. Of course, I come about it natural. My daddy stole horses for a living. They hung him.
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Referenced in Mary Tyler Moore: Support Your Local Mother (1970) See more »

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Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
Music by Thomas Hastings
Hummed by Joan Hackett
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A comedy masterpiece
7 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film really should be in the IMDB top 50. Alas, just as with the Oscars, comedies never get the same respect as other genres.

It also seems that comedies more quickly feel dated. Not this one, however. Although it obviously doesn't have today's special effects, and quick-edit

sensibilities, it still feels almost as if it could be a modern flick.

It is as perfect as a comedy can be. Never a dull moment or lagging scene.

Excellent screenplay with lots of quick jabs. An absolutely perfect cast.

If you're reading this because you actually haven't seen this flick yet, and you like easy-to-digest comedies, you can't miss with this one. Ten stars.


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