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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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Trivia

The train in the opening credits and closing scene is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad 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: [Col. Ames has had him detained] Colonel, this is RIDICULOUS!
Col. Ames: Indeed it is! But not for long. Because one of two things is going to happen. First, you're going to get your workers out of the ground and promise never to see my sister again, or, second, the OTHER thing is going to happen.
Taylor Barton: WHAT other thing?
Col. Ames: My boys will take you out in a swamp and put a bullet through your thick head!
Abigail: That's murder!
Col. Ames: I've studied law. Of COURSE it's murder!
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Spoofs Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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better than the original
22 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is probably one of the few sequels that is better than the original. The same director is back and most of the cast from the first one but a different leading lady with Suzanne Pleshette. They play different characters from the first one and John Dehner is the villain this time instead of Walter Brennan. Garner arrives in a mining town and everyone thinks he's the gunfighter Swifty Morgan sent for by Dehner. Garner becomes friends with Jack Elam and the next thing he knows Suzanne Pleshette is trying to shoot him or run him down. Garner doesn't know why but eventually finds out. It's a pretty good movie that is better than the original, which was a little overrated.


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