Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
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as Jason McCullough
as Prudy Perkins
as Pa Danby
as Olly Perkins
as Joe Danby
as Preacher Henry Jackson
as Fred Johnson
as Luke Danby
as Tom Danby
as Mrs. Danvers
as Bar Girl
as Bordello Girl
as Thomas Devery
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Inspired, funny, and likable James Garner vehicle - slightly nuanced yet still magically in line w his Maverick and Rockford Files fun. A Western w sly tongue-in-cheek humor, and none of the over-the-top silliness of a typical farce while keeping things open to genuine camaraderie. Not to be missed, especially by Garner fans.
This movie was made at the beginning of the downward spiral of the Western Movies. James Garner made this movie a few years after the Maverick TV show was cancelled. It's basically just a longer version of a Maverick episode. There is no real story, just a spoof of all the western clichés. The main joke is a spoof of Rio Bravo and El Dorado. Between this movie, its sequel, and Blazing Saddles the serious Western died except for Clint Eastwood movies. The sequel to this movie is Support Your Local Gunfighter. It's much funnier and has a real story. I didn't see this movie until it came out on TV in the 1970's. It will make you laugh but only if you're a Western fan and get the jokes.
James Garner plays sheriff against a daddy and his rotten sons. It's lighthearted and fun.
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