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A con artist arrives in a mining town controlled by two competing companies. Both companies think he's a famous gunfighter and try to hire him to drive the other out of town.

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James Garner plays a ladies' man who ends up on the run from a conquest. He has an embarrassing problem that requires a doctor, but that is not immediately disclosed. He and a town barsweep form a plot to impersonate a well known gunfighter so that Garner can pay off his debts and skip town before the soon to come arrival of the real gunfighter. The cast is almost identical to Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) and the humor is similar. Typical: "You hit him from behind!" Garner: "Just as hard as I could!" Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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gunfighter | humor | doctor | mining town | con | See more »

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The story of a man who took the law into his own finger!


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3 June 1971 (West Germany)  »

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Marie Windsor replaced Marilyn Maxwell as "Goldie". See more »

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The same two men hurriedly pass together right behind Swifty Morgan twice after he arrives in Purgatory and begins walking down the street, once in close-up of Swifty, and again a short time later from a different angle further away, clearly the same footage from different angles used twice to lengthen his stroll down the street. See more »

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Taylor Barton: [Kewpie dolls hit the street in front of the Bartons] What in heaven's name are these?
Bud Barton: That's a Kewpie doll. I won one of them once at the State Fair, time I went to Denver all by myself.
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Bud Barton: Aw, shut up...
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Fast and furious....
31 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Garner was always good in westerns (just watch the original "Maverick" series if you don't believe me), but he was never more in his element than he is in "Support your Local Gunfighter".

This has got to be one of the funniest westerns (besides "Blazing Saddles") I've ever seen. In fact, everyone here has a good line (even Conners as Swifty Morgan gets some good ones. Wow!).

But you have to watch it for Garner. Just look at him making the best of his unfounded notoriety as a gunfighter. He's a master at mistaken identity. He made it a daily practice in the "Maverick" series. And with Elam at his side, everything falls into place nicely.

There are too many good things in this film to even hint at, so I'll just insist that you support James Garner and draw on this "Gunfighter".

Ten stars. Catch Elam's final monologue; that should tie up any loose ends for you.


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