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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF (1969)

An easy-going, foot-loose would-be prospector, on his way to Australia, travels through a gold rush Old West town, where he winds up becoming the sheriff. He not only humorously deals with the town rowdies, but must contend with the town bullies in unique and creative ways.

The cast includes: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Jack Elam, Bruce Dern, Henry Jones, Gene Evans, Dick Peabody, and Walter Brennan!

Director Burt Kennedy's "Support Your Local Sheriff" is a fun, funny, western spoof.

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The opening of this hilarious western parody, written by William Bowers, and directed by Burt Kennedy, starts with the mayor's daughter, Trudie (Joan Hackett), discovering gold at a funeral. Because of this find, the once quiet, civilized town becomes a wild, unstable gold rush town, with both wild price changes, and wild behavior from the the prospectors and some town folk taking advantage as well. A lawless society prevails, which is only made worse when town sheriff after town sheriff either got shot or left town.

When Jason McCullough (James Garner), comes to town, he discovers that he needs to get a job, as things were so expensive. A very funny scene shows a fight break out at a outside grub eatery, as the prices are raised mid-meal. After going into the saloon to find out about work, he happens to see town bully, Joe Danby (Bruce Dern) shoot a man over a card game. After accepting the job of sheriff from Mayor Olly Perkins (Henry Morgan), Jason gets right to work, and goes back to the saloon and arrests Joe Danby, which starts his struggles with the big, bad Danby clan, led by Pa Danby (Walter Brennan).

When Jason brings Joe into the brand new jail, he discovers that the cells have no bars or doors on them, so he comes up with a creative way to keep Joe in jail.

Despite their best efforts, the Danbys couldn't intimidate Jason, or bust Joe out of jail, so Pa Danby hires a gun slinger (Richard Hoyt) to kill Jason, by challenging him to a dual in the middle of the street. Jason refuses to draw on him, then throws rocks at him, yelling at him to get out of town.

When all else fails Pa Danby gathers a bunch of his family and their hired cowboys and all descend upon the town to confront/ kill the new sheriff and get Joe out of jail. While only Trudie and Deputy Jake are willing to help Jason, Jason comes up with a unique game plan to combat the Danby clan and associates.

The entire cast, made up of many veteran actors, worked well together, because of their individual talent, and the gifted direction of Kennedy, a talented director who also has written many screenplays. They brought the fantastic script to life, which flowed easily from scene to scene. Many humorous touches, poking fun at the western genre make this script humorously entertaining.

James Garner was perfectly cast as the ingenious, confident, take charge sheriff, and sometimes prospector, Jason McCullough. Garner, who made a name for himself with the popular, "Maverick" and "Rockford Files" TV series, returned to similar material, on the big screen, with great success.

Joan Hackett did a great job, and has a unique comical touch, as she portrays a woman with a tendency to find herself in embarrassing situations and having embarrassing accidents in the presence of the new sheriff, Jason. A secondary story shows the development of this relationship of accident-prone Trudie and Jason. Jason keeps seeing her in ridiculous situations, such as in the middle of a huge mud fight in the middle of the street, seeing her up in a tree in her undergarments, and while being over for dinner, helps her to put out the fire on the back of her dress, while she was cooking, to name a few.

The banter between Garner and Hackett, and their ongoing great screen chemistry offers a lot of entertainment to the audience.

The entire cast, made up of many veteran actors, worked well together, because of their individual talent, and the ample direction of Kennedy. They brought the fantastic script to life, which flowed easily from scene to scene. Many humorous touches, poking fun at the western genre make this script humorously entertaining.

Walter Brennan plays his part as Pa Danby, straight as an arrow, which makes the humorous situations in the movie even funnier.

Jack Elam, a veteran character actor, gives a convincing performance as Jason's deputy, Deputy Jake.

Bruce Dern (Joe Danby) was perfectly cast as the Danby bad boy who thinks he owns the town, and can get away with all kinds of bullying, even murder. Jason changes this reality for him.

Fine supporting performances from Henry Morgan (Mayor Olly Perkins), and Gene Evans (Tom Danby) entertain the audience as well.

This comedy is highly recommended for family viewing. Rated PG

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