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Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

In the old west, a man becomes a Sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.

Director:

Burt Kennedy

Writer:

William Bowers
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Garner ... Jason
Joan Hackett ... Prudy
Walter Brennan ... Pa Danby
Harry Morgan ... Olly Perkins
Jack Elam ... Jake
Henry Jones ... Henry Jackson
Bruce Dern ... Joe Danby
Willis Bouchey ... Thomas Devery
Gene Evans ... Tom Danby
Walter Burke ... Fred Johnson
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody ... Luke Danby
Chubby Johnson ... Brady (scenes deleted)
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Danvers
Dick Haynes ... Bartender
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Storyline

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. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Calendar - a dull town until Sheriff McCullough took over See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sheriff See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Stewart did this same show of expert marksmanship in Winchester '73 (1950) in order to win the one-of-a-kind Winchester '73 rifle in a shooting contest. Instead of a washer, he used an ornament from an Indian necklace with a hole in the center. To prove that he does indeed shoot through the center of the ornament for the second time, he places a postage stamp over the hole. See more »

Goofs

As they ride into town for the big showdown, we see the Danby clan from the rear. The angle changes to a front view and some of the riders have changed positions. Specifically, the Danby sons are now on either side of Danby, who is still in his same position. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Olly Perkins: [talking about Prudy] She's had some terrible shocks this year. She got wealthy almost overnight - I think maybe it unhinged her a little bit. Then she was always kind of big for her age and "pooberty" hit her hard - that'll do it you know.
Jason McCullough: I didn't know that.
Mayor Olly Perkins: Well, it will!
[after more conversation with the mayor, Jason is leaving the house and looks up the stairs to where Prudy ran off]
Jason McCullough: "Pooberty"
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Connections

Referenced in Full House: Support Your Local Parents (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
Music by Thomas Hastings
Hummed by Joan Hackett
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Just Plain Fun!
15 March 2005 | by jeichenbergerSee all my reviews

Now, I will even watch James Garner in a bad movie. That whole worldly wise, yet winsome thing he has going makes you think of that best bud you had in junior high.

But this is actually a very good, drown yourself in a bag of popcorn, and laugh your cares away film.

Is it a western parody or humorous homage to some of the great character actors in American western? It certainly doesn't have a mean bone in its body and doesn't rely on shock humor to get you chuckling. This film respects its predecessors and has good clean fun with them.

It's a DVD you can easily find for under $10, and well worth it.


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