Support Your Local Sheriff!

Synopsis: McCullough is "passing through on my way to Australia" when he takes a job in a gold rush town. After a startling display of marksmanship he immediately arrests the youngest son of the evil landowner (Danby). A battle of hired guns begins as McCullough continues to tame the town and defeat the gunslingers with a combination of skill and wit.
Director(s): Burt Kennedy
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

- The way things are now, they do.

It's gonna stay that way

until we find ourselves a sheriff

that doesn't turn tail and run

the minute someone takes a shot at him.


All right, you all saw it.

And it was a fair fight.

He drew first.

So it was self-defence.

He drew first, sure as anything.

You couldn't call it anything

but self-defence.

It may have been a lot of things,

but self-defence it wasn't.

And he didn't draw first, you did.

- What do you mean by that?

- Oh, it's an old trick. You did it pretty well.

Not real well, but pretty well.

You feinted with your left shoulder

gettin' him to go for his gun

while you were going for yours

with your right hand.

It's an old Arizona trick, but I have

seen it used as far north as Montana.

- Are you callin' me a liar?

- You heard every word I said.

All I said was you feinted him into drawing

while you were going for your gun.

- So what?

- You beat that poor man to the draw.

He's dead and you're alive.

That's the whole idea of the game.

- What's your name?

- Jason McCullough.

- What's yours?

- Joe Danby.

- And you had better remember it.

- Oh, I'll remember it, Joe.

It's about all I'll do the rest of my life,

remember your name.

The bread's on the table in front of you.

Why, you!

Is this one of Emma's

tasty home-cooked meals?

- That's it, mister.

- They charge $3 for this, huh?

That's what they call inflation. Sometimes

it catches you right in between mouthfuls.

Is there really any gold in this town?

- How long did it take you to get that?

- Yesterday afternoon.

A good part of this morning.

Where could a man find a place to sleep?

If you mean a room, you can't. Down

at the end of the street, you get a cot.

- How much?

- $20. Eight-hour shift.

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William Bowers

William Bowers (January 17, 1916 in Las Cruces – March 27, 1987 in Woodland Hills, California) was a reporter in Long Beach, California and Life magazine reporter before becoming a screenwriter. He specialized in writing comedy westerns, and also turned out several thrillers. more…

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