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Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

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In the old west, a man becomes a Sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.

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Complete credited cast:
... Jason
... Prudy
... Pa Danby
... Olly Perkins
... Jake
... Henry Jackson
... Joe Danby
... Thomas Devery
... Tom Danby
... Fred Johnson
Dick Peabody ... Luke Danby
... Brady (scenes deleted)
... Mrs. Danvers
... Bartender
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McCullough is "passing through on my way to Australia" when he takes a job in a gold rush town. After a startling display of marksmanship, he immediately arrests the youngest son of the evil landowner (Danby). A battle of hired guns begins as McCullough continues to tame the town and defeat the gunslingers with a combination of skill and wit. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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26 March 1969 (USA)  »

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The Sheriff  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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This movie's opening scene shows the town's folk performing a burial service. During the prayer, Trudy (Joan Hackett) spots gold in the grave and jumps in to stake her claim as well as the other town's folk. This same scenario happened in Paint Your Wagon (1969) during the opening scene. Partner's (Clint Eastwood) brother was killed while moving to California during the gold rush. During his burial service, gold was spotted in the grave by the other miners present. Before Ben Rumson (Lee Marvin) can finish the prayer, his body was pulled out of the grave and everyone jumps in the grave to try and stake the claim. See more »

Goofs

After his first encounter with the sheriff, Pa Danby goes into the bar and orders whiskey. In each subsequent shot the level in the glass changes. See more »

Quotes

Joe Danby: You expect me to sit here in this lousy cell on that...
[notices the red paint drippings on the floor]
Joe Danby: What is that red stuff all over the floor there?
Jason McCullough: Oh, uh...
[waves his boot over the paint]
Jason McCullough: ...that's the poor fella that crossed the line earlier today.
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Referenced in Mary Tyler Moore: Support Your Local Mother (1970) See more »

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Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
Music by Thomas Hastings
Hummed by Joan Hackett
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Just Plain Fun!
15 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Now, I will even watch James Garner in a bad movie. That whole worldly wise, yet winsome thing he has going makes you think of that best bud you had in junior high.

But this is actually a very good, drown yourself in a bag of popcorn, and laugh your cares away film.

Is it a western parody or humorous homage to some of the great character actors in American western? It certainly doesn't have a mean bone in its body and doesn't rely on shock humor to get you chuckling. This film respects its predecessors and has good clean fun with them.

It's a DVD you can easily find for under $10, and well worth it.


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