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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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The Sheriff  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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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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The tree where Jake and the Sheriff stop to cook their fish, is the exact same tree where the Sheriff and Prudy stop and talk about all the Danby boys coming to "take care" of the sheriff and Jake. See more »

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[Jason and Prudy are talking about how the Danbys are gathering to come after the sheriff]
Prudy: Have you figured what you're gonna do?
Jason McCullough: More or less.
Prudy: What?
Jason McCullough: Oh, I thought I might just leave town. Just get out of town before they ride in - just ride out and keep on goin'.
Prudy: I don't believe it.
Jason McCullough: Well, I don't know why not. I've never made any secret of the fact that basically I'm on my way to Australia. And I don't think I'm gonna find a better time to get started than right now. Besides, uh, I don't like ...
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Featured in Pioneers of Television: Westerns (2011) 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 work of pure comic genius
26 September 2003 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Every actor perfectly cast, every line perfectly inflected, this was a work of pure comic genius that draws on all the stock cast of characters found in western novels and movies from the dawn of the genre. Great fun.


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