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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3 June 1971 (West Germany)  »

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Marie Windsor replaced Marilyn Maxwell as "Goldie". See more »

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Kewpie dolls in Latigo's luggage could not have been in his luggage because they weren't invented until 1909 and originally for a comic strip character that year. The year after that they began to make actual dolls called Kewpie dolls. They are intended to remind you the person who won them in a contest or receive them as a gift to be treating others with love and kindness somewhat as a derivative of Cupid. 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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Sunday Morning Western Comedy
3 December 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy western movie but it is a different one because there is not much fight or gunfight in it. This is very sympathetic movie also funny in some scenes.

Our hero is a new yorker guy that steals women money with charming them. He comes to west city but he doesn't like the west and the guns, horses and etc. People in this city thinks he is a hired famous gunman, he uses this identity. This is the general subject of the movie.

Acting is good for a comedy movie, there is also romance and this is a plus for this one. I liked this movie and enjoyed when watching but if you look for a classic movie don't look at this one. I watched this one at a Sunday morning.


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