Monday, 29 November 2010

Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

Featuring a very similar plot to and largely the same cast as Support Your Local Sheriff, this spoof Western isn't quite as funny but is still enjoyable. James Garner this time stars as Latigo Smith, gigolo and conman, who ends up convincing local mine-owning magnate Taylor (the irrepressible Harry Morgan) that washout Jug May (the equally irrepressible Jack Elam) is in fact a famous hired gun. Garner's character here is nowhere near as likable as in Support Your Local Sheriff, and the inevitable love interest (Patience, played by Suzanne Pleshette) isn't as endearingly goofy as Joan Hacket was in the earlier movie, but it's still a lot of fun.  If you like one movie, you can be 99.9% certain that you'll like the other.

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