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Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)




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In this western parody, James Garner plays a gambler who is persuaded to take the job of sheriff of a crime-ridden mining town. Garner doesn't use guns or violence to get control of the town -- he simply out-wits all of the critics.

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James Garner
as Jason McCullough
Joan Hackett
as Prudy Perkins
Harry Morgan
as Olly Perkins
Bruce Dern
as Joe Danby
Henry Jones
as Preacher Henry Jackson
Walter Burke
as Fred Johnson
Dick Peabody
as Luke Danby
Gene Evans
as Tom Danby
Kathleen Freeman
as Mrs. Danvers
Gayle Rogers
as Bar Girl
Dick Haynes
as Barkeeper
Richard Hoyt
as Gunfighter
Marilyn Jones
as Bordello Girl
Willis B. Bouchey
as Thomas Devery
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Critic Reviews for Support Your Local Sheriff!

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

An absolutely riotous Western.

October 10, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Creative Loafing

Veteran Western director Burt Kennedy shoots a pleasing irreverent parody on the genre.

June 27, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Garner brings a variation on his 'Maverick' persona to this classic satirical Western... does for Westerns what The Princess Bride did for fairy-tale fantasy.

January 30, 2004 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Decent Films Guide

Classic comedy-western gem, with fantastic performances from Garner and the supporting cast. Not quite as good as SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER, though.

March 21, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Not bad Garner vehicle.

February 7, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
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No, it's not "Maverick" but an amazing facsimile.

August 8, 2002 | Rating: 4/5
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Audience Reviews for Support Your Local Sheriff!


James Garner plays sheriff against a daddy and his rotten sons. It's lighthearted and fun.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Hugely likeable western spoof starring James Garner in his prime, oozing easygoing charm and relaxed humour. Great fun.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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