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Support Your Local Gunfighter! is a 1971 comic western film starring James Garner and Suzanne Pleshette. Other actors include Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, John Dehner, Kathleen Freeman, Joan Blondell, Marie Windsor, Dub Taylor and an uncredited Chuck Connors. It was directed by Burt Kennedy and written by James Edward Grant. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... James Garner (born April 7, 1928) is an American film and television actor of partially Cherokee Indian descent. ... Suzanne Pleshette (born January 31, 1937) is a Jewish American actress, best known as Emily Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show in the 1970s. ... Harry Morgan as Colonel Sherman T. Potter Harry Morgan (born Henry Bratsburg on April 10, 1915 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American television actor of Norwegian extraction. ... Jack Elam in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Jack Elam was an American film actor appearing mostly in westerns. ... John Dehner (1915-1992) was an American actor in television, radio, and films, playing countless roles on TV series and in movies, usually as a mildly comical villain. ... Kathleen Freeman (February 17, 1919–August 23, 2001) was an American character actress in film, television, and stage whose career spanned more than fifty years. ... Blondell in Nightmare Alley (1947) Rose Joan Blondell (August 30, 1906 - December 25, 1979) was an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Marie Windsor Sometimes called Queen of the Bs because she appeared in so many noirs and b-movies like Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Marie Windsor began life as Emily Bertelson in Marysvale, Utah on December 11, 1919. ... Dub Taylor (February 26, 1907—October 3, 1994) was a prolific American character actor who worked extensively in Westerns. ... Chuck Connors Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors (April 10, 1921 – November 10, 1992) was an actor and professional basketball and baseball player. ... Burt Kennedy (September 3, 1922 - February 15, 2001) was a American screenwriter and director known for mainly directing film Westerns. ...


Synopsis

Con-artist Latigo Smith (Gardner) is on board a train travelling across frontier-era Colorado, and is about to be trapped into marriage with a rich and powerful woman (Windsor). He manages to slip off the train at a jerkwater stop, and finds himself in Purgetory, a small town wherein two rival companies of miners, led by Taylor Barton (Morgan) and Colonal Ames (Dehner), are in a frantic round-the-clock race to find "the motherload" of gold buried somewhere under the town. After succumbing to a specific and long-standing gambling compulsion and losing all his money, Smith sets up a scam using an amiable ne'er-do-well (Elam) to impersonate an infamous gunslinger named "Swiftie" Morgan, who is rumored to be in town. He also attracts the attention of Patience "The Sidewinder" Barton (Pleshette), the hot-tempered daughter of Morgan's character, who dreams about escaping the town to become a woman of refinement in New York City. Smith's scheme is complicated when the real Swiftie (Connors) tuly is summoned to town by a telegram informing him of the imposter. A climactic gunfight ends with Swiftie shooting himself when startled by one of the massive mining blasts that regularly rock the town, and Smith accidently finding the motherload for the Bartons by setting off a load of dynamite he had attempted to use as a bluff against Morgan. Smith's gambling compulsion then finally pays off, making him almost as rich. He and The Sidewinder get married, she gets to send her numerous daughters to school in New York, and Elam goes on to "star in spaghetti westerns." Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 104,185 sq mi  269 837 km² 280 miles  451 km 380 miles  612 km 0. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Movie poster for Once Upon a Time in the West Spaghetti Westerns is a nickname for a broad sub-genre of Western film that emerged in the mid-1960s, so named because most of them were produced by Italian studios. ...

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Sequels

This film shares many cast and crew with the earlier Support Your Local Sheriff!, but is not a sequel. Support Your Local sheriff! is a comic western film starring James Garner and Harry Morgan. ...


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