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Plot: A quick-witted drifter wanders into a lawless town in the midst of a gold rush. Shocked by the prices of food and meals he reluctantly takes the job of sheriff by amazing the Mayor with his lightning quick, dead eye pistol accuracy. He makes the town council know that he is really just passing through on his way to Australia and he will pull up and leave anytime he chooses (including at the first sign of real trouble). His first day on the job he takes on the biggest, meanest ranching family and meets his klutzy love interest.
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This is a scream!
This is yet another of those “they don’t make ’em like this anymore” gems.
And, this western is a comic gem. Okay, it’s a scream!
The whole cast is perfect, playing perfectly to a wonderful script. While all the action circles around the perfectly cast James Garner, who is light and amusing. Although he is funny, he’s still the straight man to to all the town loonies.
Bruce Dern and Jack Elam are over the top hilarious as a dimwitted bad guy and dimwitted “town character” respectively. Harry Morgan is as funny as he’s ever been, which is saying a lot considering his role in What Did You Do In The War, Daddy? Walter Brennan is typically excellent in one of his later roles as the typically grump head of the bad guy’s clan. Even the lesser roles, such as Kathleen Freeman as a passerby, are delightful in her 2-minute scene.
The late Joan Hackett is the mayor’s daughter, the madcap, eccentric Prudy. plays comedy really well. She gets lovelier every time I see this. She’s as beautiful as she is funny in this and she’s a riot. She left us way too soon.
I wish one of our revival houses would run this coupled with The Cheyanne Social Club, another delightfully comic western from that great era in films. That would be one entertaining night at the movies!
effective and flat-out funny blend of the Western and comedy genres
“Support Your Local Sheriff!”, like most comedy films, creates a sort of alternative reality dimension in which the characters are more bumbling and strange, behave completely unlike anybody would have in real life, and produce jokes that only the audience finds effective. And unlike others I can think of, “Support Your Local Sheriff!” does this very well. James Garner plays a take-it-easy man “on his way to Australia” who stops to take his first job ever as a lawman in a boomtown somewhere, sometime in the Old West. And right from the beginning, things really start to get awkward.
Garner shares the screen with other popular and talented actors such as Jack Elam, Harry Morgan, Walter Brennan, Joan Hackett, Gene Evans, and Bruce Dern. I felt the performances were very well-done, most noticeable for Harry Morgan as the town’s loud-speaking, acting-before-thinking mayor and Jack Elam as Garner’s reluctantly appointed deputy, having been “promoted” from “shoveling horse…working around the stables.” Walter Brennan did a sort of parody on some of his other villainous characters, still maintaining a good performance and still being a comical character without making any of the modern “funny” tactics such as acting out of the ordinary.
That goes for the entire film. Even though it’s a comedy and nothing in this film would really happen in a sane world of sane people, it makes it look as if it COULD happen. That’s the problem with comedy films nowadays: they don’t make things look like they MIGHT happen. This film does.
Bottom line, I recommend “Support Your Local Sheriff!” for its outstanding way of blending two quite contrary genres and still making a very effective and entertaining film. I found myself laughing several times and this is definitely the kind of film to suit an entire family just looking for a good, non-serious film that does not taking cliché or distasteful tactics in order to try and make us crack up.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Comedy, Western
Director Burt Kennedy
Writer William Bowers
Actors James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Cherokee Productions
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, USA (uncredited)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm