Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)


support“A man’s gotta’ be numb on both ends to earn his livin’ sittin’ on a horse. I just don’t like horses. ” – Latigo

Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 May 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A con man trying to get away from his fiancee ends up in a frontier town where he is mistaken for a nefarious gunfighter by the two warring families who run the mines in the town.

My Take on it – This movie is pseudo sequel to Support your Local Sherriff (1969) because it features many of the same actors, but in completely different roles with an entirely different storyline and plot.

The humor is similar to the original and we constantly get a stream of tongue in cheek jokes that work quite well to elicit lots of chuckles.

James Garner is great in this kind of role once again and delivers his lines and plays out the situations hilariously.

Harry Morgan, Suzanne Pleshette and Jack Elam are all really great here too.

All in all, this still isn’t as good as the original, but it’s still a pretty funny comic western that works most of the time and is quite entertaining.

Bottom Line – Has some pretty funny situations done with this tongue in cheek humor. Garner once again does a great job in this kind of role. Despite being a completely different story, many of the actors from the previous film join in the fun once again.  Morgan, Pleshette and Elam are all great in supporting roles. Not as good as the original, but still quite entertaining. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The train in the opening credits and closing scene is the Durango & Silverton narrow-gage sight-seeing train in Colorado. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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