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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Latigo
... Patience
... Jug May
... Taylor
... Jenny
... Goldie
... Col. Ames
... Ez
... Doc Schultz
... Mrs. Perkins
... Bud Barton
... McLaglen
... Morris
... Butcher
... Storekeeper
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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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As this was a Cherokee Production, which was James Garner's own production company, there are many familiar faces, faces of cast members who worked with Garner on his series, including The Rockford Files (1974). See more »

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The first time that Latigo places a bet on the roulette table, the dealer calls for the saloon owner, who pours himself a glass of Cutty Sark whiskey before agreeing to cover the bet. The film takes place in frontier-era Colorado in the late 1800's. However, Cutty Sark whiskey wasn't introduced until 1923. See more »

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Latigo: A man's gotta' be numb on both ends to earn his livin' sittin' on a horse. I just don't like horses.
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Disappointing
8 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

A man named Latigo (James Garner) arrives in a mining town and pits two warring factions against each other. Disappointing follow-up to Support Your Local Sheriff. It's not really a sequel, despite the same director and three returning cast members. This is unfortunate as the character Garner played in the last film was much more fun to watch. This character, Latigo, is not very likable and hard to root for. Suzanne Pleshette's character is a psychotic and there seems to be no reason for it. It's pretty annoying, actually. She's nowhere near as likable as Joan Hackett in Support Your Local Sheriff. Jack Elam plays a similar role to the last film but not as funny. This is the main problem with the movie. It's just not very funny.


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