Support Your Local Gunfighter

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Support Your Local Gunfighter ★★★ 1971 (G)

Garner plays a western con man with his tongue firmly in his cheek. He comes to the small town of Purgatory and is thought to be a notorious gunfighter. He decides to go with the mistaken identity and use it to his profitable advantage. Elam is his bumbling sidekick and Pleshette the love interest. A delightful, deliberately cliche-filled western. A follow-up, not a sequel, to “Support Your Local Sheriff” (1969). 92m/C VHS, DVD . James Garner, Jack Elam, Suzanne Pleshette, Harry (Henry) Morgan, Dub Taylor, John Dehner, Joan Blondell, Ellen Corby, Henry Jones; D: Burt Kennedy; W: James Edward Grant; C: Harry Stradling Jr.; M: Jack Elliott, Allyn Ferguson.