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Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

 -  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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Our trouble-shooting sheriff always put his finger on it (or in it). No wonder they call him The Fastest Finger in the West. See more »

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Comedy | Western

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26 March 1969 (USA)  »

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Though not a sequel or related to the original story line, this movie was followed by Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) with most of the cast intact playing similar characters. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fred Johnson: I heard that the sheriff was gonna leave town.
Henry Jackson: I did too, And at the time I heard it, I remember saying to myself, "That sheriff has his head set squarely on his shoulders."
Prudy: Well, now he's NOT gonna leave town.
Mayor Ollie Perkins: And I'd like to get my hands on whoever it was that caused him to change his mind.
Henry Jackson: Me too. Man with that good an idea oughta be encouraged to hold on to it.
Prudy: What is the matter with all of you? Don't you remember how long we waited to find a man who'd stand up to the Danbys? Don't you ...
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Followed by Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) 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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Absolutely first rate family fun

One of my favorite western comedies; there isn't a false note in the whole film. No matter how many times I've seen it, I always laugh out loud throughout the film. The cast is simply wonderful: James Garner is playing tongue in cheek as the naive yet witty Sheriff, and Walter Brennan, Bruce Dern and Jack Elam are simply marvelous. Add in the physical comedy of Joan Hackett and it's just a wonderful film. My highest recommendation.


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