Support Your Local Gunfighter

THE STORY OF A MAN WHO TOOK THE LAW INTO HIS OWN FINGER!

supportyourlocalgunfighterLatigo Smith (James Garner), a runaway bridegroom, gets off the train at a small mining town only to end up in the middle of a rivalry between two families; one of them mistakes him for a feared gunfighter. Burt Kennedy reunited with Garner, Jack Elam and Harry Morgan for another western spoof after Support Your Local Sheriff (1969); very entertaining, with a lively cast, including Garner as the laidback compulsive gambler and Elam as his dim-witted buddy who tries to convince the people of Purgatory that he’s the gunfighter. The film is a bit too noisy and not as fresh as the original… but funny.

1971-U.S. 92 min. Color. Directed by Burt Kennedy. Cast: James Garner (Latigo Smith), Suzanne Pleshette (Patience Barton), Jack Elam (Jug May), Harry Morgan, John Dehner, Joan Blondell.

Quote: “They’re willing to pay. One thousand dollars. We’ll split it fifty-fifty. That means four hundred for you.” (Garner tries to convince Elam to act as a gunfighter)

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