Support Your Local Sheriff!
McCullough is “passing through on my way to Australia” when he takes a job in a gold rush town. After a startling display of marksmanship, he immediately arrests the youngest son of the evil landowner (Danby). A battle of hired guns begins as McCullough continues to tame the town and defeat the gunslingers with a combination of skill and wit.
Plot Keywords: reference-to-arizona / australia / sheriff / violence / embarrassment
Taglines: Bad men… Bad ladies… Bad horses…
Certificate: Australia:G | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-8 | Japan:PG-12 (video rating) | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Singapore:PG | South Africa:PG (video rating) | Sweden:11 | United Kingdom:U | United Kingdom:PG (tv rating) | United Kingdom:PG (video rating) | United States:G | West Germany:12 (nf)
Cast: James Garner , Joan Hackett , Walter Brennan , Harry Morgan , Jack Elam , Henry Jones , Bruce Dern , Willis Bouchey , Gene Evans , Walter Burke , Dick Peabody , Chubby Johnson , Kathleen Freeman , Dick Haynes , Richard Alden , Robert Anderson , Bill Borzage , Danny Borzage , Forest Burns , Bill Catching , Roydon Clark , Gene Coogan , John Daheim , Ken DuMain , Jaye Durkus , Duke Fishman , Jerry Gatlin , Richard Hoyt , Marilyn Jones , Jack Lilley , John Milford , Boyd ‘Red’ Morgan , Joe Phillips , Carl Pitti , Tom Reese , Robert Robinson , Gayle Rogers , Phil Schumacher , Ted Smile , Paul Sorensen , William Tannen , Jack Tornek
Company: Cherokee Productions
Country: United States
Released Date: 26 Mar 1969 (USA)
Film Location: Iverson Ranch – 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
Runtime: 92 min
Color: Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
ccthemovieman-1 » This was a very entertaining movie, far better than the similar "Support Your Local Gunfighter," although the two seem to be companion pieces.
This film sure didn't start out with a bang. I was really disappointed after the first 20 minutes and wondered why this movie had so many good reviews. However, once it picks up, it's excellent.
There are tons of character actors from this late '60s era, all of whom are fun to watch, guys like Jack Elam and Harry Morgan and much more. James Garner is excellent as the cock-sure Maverick-type sheriff. The bad guys, led by veteran Walter Brennan and Bruce Dern provide, I think, the best humor in the film.
As the film goes on, classic film buffs will enjoy all the parodies of past westerns such as Rio Bravo and High Noon. Yup, this turned out to be a real jewel, especially for classic movie fans.
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