Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

Support Your Local Sheriff!1969

Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)




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In this western parody, James Garner plays a gambler who is persuaded to take the job of sheriff of a crime-ridden mining town. Garner doesn't use guns or violence to get control of the town -- he simply out-wits all of the critics.

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James Garner
as Jason McCullough
Joan Hackett
as Prudy Perkins
Harry Morgan
as Olly Perkins
Bruce Dern
as Joe Danby
Henry Jones
as Preacher Henry Jackson
Walter Burke
as Fred Johnson
Dick Peabody
as Luke Danby
Gene Evans
as Tom Danby
Kathleen Freeman
as Mrs. Danvers
Gayle Rogers
as Bar Girl
Richard Hoyt
as Gunfighter
Dick Haynes
as Barkeeper
Marilyn Jones
as Bordello Girl
Willis Bouchey
as Thomas Devery
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Critic Reviews for Support Your Local Sheriff!

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

In Support Your Local Sheriff Burt Kennedy and William Bowers remind us that it is possible to make a comic Western and yet love and understand the genre.

April 1, 2020 | Full Review…

It's essentially a lousy TV situation comedy dragged out to feature length for no good reason.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Garner brings a variation on his 'Maverick' persona to this classic satirical Western... does for Westerns what The Princess Bride did for fairy-tale fantasy.

January 30, 2004 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Mindless Entertainment Department: veteran screenwriter William Bowers has written a funny script for a film with the suspiciously corny title of Support Your Local Sheriff.

June 30, 2020 | Full Review…

An absolutely riotous Western.

September 22, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Kennedy deftly uses character interplay and Garner's no-nonsense sass to bring natural comedy from a familiar western plotline, so the result is less parodic and more authentic.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Support Your Local Sheriff!

funny and likable lead saves a very odd parody of the west. I loved this film when i was younger and was surprised the quality has withstood time. quite like blazing saddles, this film is just plain fun.

Brendan O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor

Super Reviewer


James Garner plays sheriff against a daddy and his rotten sons. It's lighthearted and fun.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Hugely likeable western spoof starring James Garner in his prime, oozing easygoing charm and relaxed humour. Great fun.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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