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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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Col. Ames
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Bud Barton
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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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Marie Windsor replaced Marilyn Maxwell as "Goldie". See more »

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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 »

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Doc Schultz: Patience, you got to stop shooting at people. You know something? If you wasn't such a terrible shot, there wouldn't be a young man alive in all of Purgatory. I heard you shot at Elmer Price in the lobby of the hotel yesterday evening.
Patience: Well, he asked me to marry him!
Doc Schultz: You think that's reason enough to shoot at a man?
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Spoofs A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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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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