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Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

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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Jug May
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Jenny
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Goldie
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Col. Ames
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Ez
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Storyline

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


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14 May 1971 (UK)  »

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Latigo  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

At the big bonfire celebration, Col. Ames confesses to Latigo that he never really sent off telegrams to Swifty Morgan; it was just a stunt to scare off the miners. If true, why was the telegrapher expecting Swifty on the train? Obviously the telegrapher sent something.

This is not a goof because Col. Ames was not talking about the situation near the end when the telegrapher was waiting for Swifty Morgan; he was talking about at the very beginning when he pretended to send a telegram to Swifty so his sister would tell Taylor Barton about it to scare him. This was why Taylor and his men thought Latigo Smith was Swifty Morgan, because they were expecting him, and it's why Patience Barton thought Latigo was Swifty come to kill her pa. Only later when Col. Ames found out that Jug May was impersonating Swifty Morgan did he actually telegraph him, and THAT is when the telegrapher saw the message and knew Swifty Morgan was coming to Purgatory. See more »

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Col. Ames: We share the same ancestors as far back as Adam and Eve. I desire no closer relation than that.
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Spoofs Yojimbo (1961) See more »

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Rib-tickling.
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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