Support Your Local Gunfighter

Synopsis: James Garner plays a ladies' man who ends up on the run from a conquest. He has an embarrassing problem that requires a doctor, but that is not immediately disclosed. He and a town barsweep form a plot to impersonate a well known gunfighter so that Garner can pay off his debts and skip town before the soon to come arrival of the real gunfighter. The cast is almost identical to Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) and the humor is similar. Typical: "You hit him from behind!" Garner: "Just as hard as I could!"
Director(s): Burt Kennedy
Production: United Artists
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

- Pa, she's gonna get her another beer.

- So am I!

Can't you read? That sign says

"Take a key, go to bed. "

- That sign?

- That sign... must've gotten a few strays.

We got lots of shooting in this town.

Here, register.

- Your handle and your hometown.

- Already did.

Smith. Is that your real name?

Not that I'm nosey.

- Give me a room.

- Ah, keep your shirt on!

Oh, say, that's real silk, isn't it?

You must be rich. Well?

- Well, what?

- You rich? Not that I'm curious.

- Is there another hotel in this town?

- Ah, keep your shirt on.

Your silk shirt.

That's a good one!

Come on.

Just as good a service as in

the Palmer House in Chicago. Come on.

Watch your step here. Come on.

Your silk shirt!

If you hear a lot of screamin',

don't pay no heed.

One of the miners

has delirium tremens every now and then.

His name's Smith too.

Maybe you're related!

There's two ways you can have

the windows - open or closed.

Closed is hot.

Open, there's flies that eat you alive.

- Let me help you unpack.

- Never mind.

No trouble. No trouble at all.

What's them?

I grabbed the wrong suitcase.

- What are these things?

- That's a Kewpie doll.

I won one at the state fair

the time I went to Denver all by myself.

- And got rolled by some floozie!

- Oh, shut up.

Now, stop it. Let's go ask

Martha Perkins about this man.

- Have you got change for a $100 bill?

- No, I haven't.

I'll get it changed someplace

and pay you when I get back.

Patience Barton, you get away from there!

I could tell by that stupid face

he would have no imagination. Smith!

You couldn't expect him to go around

signing his own name in his business.

Ah! Patience Barton,

you give me my key back.


Wanna buy a pair of spurs?

No. I wonder...

These ain't hardly been used.

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James Edward Grant

James Edward Grant (July 2, 1905 – February 19, 1966) was an American short story writer and screenwriter who contributed to more than fifty films between 1935 and 1971. He collaborated with John Wayne on twelve projects, starting with Angel and the Badman (which he also directed) in 1947 through Circus World in 1964. Support Your Local Gunfighter was released in 1971, five years after his death. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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