Support Your Local Gunfighter

  • U
  • Burt Kennedy (1971)
  • US
  • 88 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Amiable James Garner polished up his TV Maverick persona in a wonderfully witty pair of cowboy satires directed by Burt Kennedy, who had secured his spurs by writing a cycle of Randolph Scott westerns. This isn't exactly a sequel to Support Your Local Sheriff!, except perhaps in tone, but it's equally as funny, as conman Garner passes himself off as a deadly gunman. Bumbling Jack Elam walks away with the movie as Garner's buddy and delivers one of the funniest last lines in American screen comedy. The rest of the cast is handpicked, ranging from WC Fields's put-upon stooge Grady Sutton to TV's The Rifleman himself, Chuck Connors. One to cherish - a genuine side-splitting treat.

Plot Summary

A slick conman tries to pass his dim-witted sidekick off as a notorious gunslinger as a way of profiting from a dispute between rival companies in a small mining town. Comedy Western, starring James Garner, Jack Elam, Suzanne Pleshette, Harry Morgan and Chuck Connors.

Cast and crew

Cast

Latigo Smith
James Garner
Patience Barton
Suzanne Pleshette
Jug May
Jack Elam
Jenny
Joan Blondell
Taylor Barton
Harry Morgan
Goldie
Marie Windsor
Ez
Henry Jones
Colonel Ames
John Dehner
Swifty Morgan
Chuck Connors
Doc Schultz
Dub Taylor
Mrs Perkins
Kathleen Freeman
Abigail
Ellen Corby
Storekeeper
Grady Sutton

Crew

Director
Burt Kennedy

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
United Artists Corp. Ltd
Guidance: 
Contains violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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