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Support Your Local Gunfighter1971

Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)




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This Western action/comedy is told in the same tongue-in-cheek manner as its predecessor, Support Your Local Sheriff. Goldie (Marie Windsor), a madam, is a formidable woman, and Latigo Smith (James Garner) knows perfectly well that his disreputable ways will be trimmed considerably should she succeed in marrying him. Instead, he escapes from her and winds up in the town of Purgatory. The town's inhabitants have been expecting the arrival of Swifty Morgan (Chuck Connors), the famous gunfighter. All things being equal, Latigo is happy to be mistaken for Morgan's sidekick, while Jug May (Jack Elam) impersonates Morgan himself.

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James Garner
as Latigo Smith
Suzanne Pleshette
as Patience Barton
Jack Elam
as Jug May
Harry Morgan
as Taylor Barton
John Dehner
as Col. Ames
Chuck Connors
as Swifty Morgan
Dub Taylor
as Doc Schultz
Kathleen Freeman
as Mrs. Perkins
Ellen Corby
as Abigail
Dick Curtis
as Bud Barton
John Wheeler
as Croupier
Mike Wagner
as Bartender
Ben Cooper
as Colorado
Grady Sutton
as Storekeeper
Gene Evans
as Butcher
Roy E. Glenn Sr.
as Headwaiter
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Critic Reviews for Support Your Local Gunfighter

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Possibly the worst Western comedy of modern times.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

This follow-up has trouble getting out of the gate but eventually hits its stride.

September 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This genial Western comedy is a disappointing successor, not a sequel, to Support Your Local Sheriff.

August 17, 2005 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Still makes me laugh. It's Garner's Maverick transplanted.

October 15, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

Gunfighter is directed by Burt Kennedy who specializes -- but not well -- in comedy westerns and whose style, such as it is, is clearly derivative.

November 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Support Your Local Gunfighter

some funny moments but doesn't have the heart the first team up had, funny at times but definitely a step down compared to support your local sherriff.

Brendan O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor

Super Reviewer

Caught this on TMC the other night, and was really loved it. A very funny western spoof with a lot of heart.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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