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Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

G  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  26 March 1969 (USA)
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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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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 »

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When the Danbys come into town for the final showdown there are 13 of them. During the battle, two are shot down by Prudie yet when they all come to the cannon at the end there are still 13 of them. See more »

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Tom Danby: Pa, you been touchin' up your hair again?
Pa Danby: Whadda ya mean, AGAIN?
Tom Danby: Nothin'. It just looks better in spots, that's all.
Pa Danby: Whadda ya mean, SPOTS?
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Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
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Just Plain Fun!
15 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now, I will even watch James Garner in a bad movie. That whole worldly wise, yet winsome thing he has going makes you think of that best bud you had in junior high.

But this is actually a very good, drown yourself in a bag of popcorn, and laugh your cares away film.

Is it a western parody or humorous homage to some of the great character actors in American western? It certainly doesn't have a mean bone in its body and doesn't rely on shock humor to get you chuckling. This film respects its predecessors and has good clean fun with them.

It's a DVD you can easily find for under $10, and well worth it.


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