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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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Calendar - a dull town until Sheriff McCullough took over See more »


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26 March 1969 (USA)  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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James Stewart does this same show of expert marksmanship in Winchester '73 (1950) in-order to win the one-of-a-kind rifle in a shooting contest. Instead of a washer he uses an ornament from an Indian necklace with a hole in the center. To prove that he does indeed shoot through the center of the ornament for the second time he places a postage stamp over the hole. See more »

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During the fight scene in the mud, you can clearly see some of the fighters miss my a wide margin "hitting" another, but the intended hittee still falls down. See more »

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Jason McCullough: Jake, how would you like the job as my deputy?
Jake: I'd hate it! Even if I lived through it, I'd hate it!
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Referenced in Mike & Molly: Support Your Local Samuel (2015) 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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