Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

G  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Western  |  3 June 1971 (West Germany)
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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 <>

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Latigo  »

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The train in the opening credits and closing scene is the Durango & Silverton narrow-gage sight-seeing train in Colorado. See more »


Patience repeatedly says she wants to attend "Miss Hunter's College on the Hudson River, New York, For Young Ladies of Good Families." Hunter College was named for its founder and first president Thomas Hunter (not a "miss") and at the time of the movie was still known as the "Female Normal and High School." See more »


Latigo: This your office?
Doc Schultz: I doctor pack mules, too. If you got a pain in the ass, you come see Doc Schultz.
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19 March 2001 | by (Yukon, OK) – See all my reviews

Garner's wonderful in this spoof, which is a follow-up to SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF. Still, this film has more than enough merits of its own. The humor after all these years still holds up, & it's one that needs to be viewed again & again. It's as fresh now as it was then.

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