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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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In the closing scene of the movie, just before credits, Jack Elam crosses from the middle of the street over to the hitch rack in front of the sheriff's office. There is a gap between the sheriff's office and the building to the left of it. Through the gap there is a fence in the background behind the building sets for the movie and just before Elam passes in front of the gap you can see the top of a bus passing by on the street behind the fence. See more »

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Jason McCullough: Gentlemen, do we have a jail here?
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A Movie For Classic Films Buffs To Check Out
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very entertaining movie, far better than the similar "Support Your Local Gunfighter," although the two seem to be companion pieces.

This film sure didn't start out with a bang. I was really disappointed after the first 20 minutes and wondered why this movie had so many good reviews. However, once it picks up, it's excellent.

There are tons of character actors from this late '60s era, all of whom are fun to watch, guys like Jack Elam and Harry Morgan and much more. James Garner is excellent as the cock-sure Maverick-type sheriff. The bad guys, led by veteran Walter Brennan and Bruce Dern provide, I think, the best humor in the film.

As the film goes on, classic film buffs will enjoy all the parodies of past westerns such as Rio Bravo and High Noon. Yup, this turned out to be a real jewel, especially for classic movie fans.


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