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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.

Director:

Burt Kennedy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Latigo
Suzanne Pleshette ... Patience
Jack Elam ... Jug May
Harry Morgan ... Taylor
Joan Blondell ... Jenny
Marie Windsor ... Goldie
John Dehner ... Col. Ames
Henry Jones ... Ez
Dub Taylor ... Doc Schultz
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Perkins
Dick Curtis ... Bud Barton
Willis Bouchey ... McLaglen
Walter Burke ... Morris
Gene Evans ... Butcher
Grady Sutton ... Storekeeper
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Storyline

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!


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Latigo See more »

Filming Locations:

Newhall, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Garner, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan, Henry Jones, Walter Burke, Willis Bouchey, Gene Evans, and Kathleen Freeman all appeared together previously in "Support Your Local Sheriff" (1969). Though this film is not a sequel to that one - all the above actors play entirely different characters in a different town - they all played similar characters to those they play here. See more »

Goofs

The same two men hurriedly pass together right behind Swifty Morgan twice after he arrives in Purgatory and begins walking down the street, once in close-up of Swifty, and again a short time later from a different angle further away, clearly the same footage from different angles used twice to lengthen his stroll down the street. See more »

Quotes

Latigo: Well, there's one thing that don't change about women. That's the fact that... they're changeable.
Doc Schultz: Where'd you learn so much about women?
Latigo: I worked at it.
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Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »

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Rib-tickling.
19 March 2001 | by n_oflashSee all my reviews

Garner's wonderful in this spoof, which is a follow-up to SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF. Still, this film has more than enough merits of its own. The humor after all these years still holds up, & it's one that needs to be viewed again & again. It's as fresh now as it was then.


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