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

Goofs

When the locomotive that brings the "real" Swifty Morgan to town is first shown, it has "577" on the front and a red cattle guard. Later, when the train pulls into the depot, the engine now has "119" on the front and a black cattle guard. It's a completely different locomotive. See more »

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Taylor Barton: [Latigo has just left] Doc!
Doc Schultz: Yeah!
Taylor Barton: Who was that fella?
Doc Schultz: None 'o your business! And speakin' 'o business, all you mine owners are a despicable lot. You keep hirin' people to kill people that other people hire people to kill your people. And on top 'o that you go elsewhere with your medical business and I have to doctor jackasses just to make ends meet. Now git outta' here, I got business to attend to!
Taylor Barton: Anybody ever tell you you've got a ROTTEN bedside manner?
Doc Schultz: Out!
Taylor Barton: And you talk too much! And I can't ...
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funny send-up
4 July 2001 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

Not a sequel,but a companion piece to Support Your Local Sheriff,and a very funny spoof in it's own right.The cast underplayed it beautifully(not like todays hit you over the head variety).A special mention to Jack Elam,who had me in stitches.He was the master of the false bravado.Oldtime western fans will love it.


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