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.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
69%
G
Year:
1969
92 min
327 Views


Say a man was willing to go to work to

get himself a stake. How'd he go about it?

- You don't want a job?

- No.

I figure the way prices are around here,

I'll go broke about 2.30 this afternoon.

We got a bulletin board with that

kinda stuff down at the assay office.

Thank you.

Hold it! Hold it!

OK, go ahead.

Fight!

Yee-hah!

- Get the hell out of my way.

- Heck, go around.

I told you get outta there.

What did I tell you?

Watch where you're grabbing.

- What about you?

- What about me?

- You wanna grab something?

- Everything looks too slippery.

- What does that mean?

- Nothing.

You look too clean to suit me.

Are you the man I talk to about...

- Wait your turn, mister.

...the job of sheriff?

- You interested in the job of sheriff?

- Well, maybe.

- How much does it pay?

- No sheriff lived long enough to find out.

Look, boys. Why don't you go outside

and watch the fight? The ladies too.

Very good fight out there.

You can watch it too, Sam.

OK, come on.

Let's get out. Get moving. Come on.

All right, let's go.

I'm Olly Perkins, the mayor here.

Jason McCullough.

Fred Johnson,

Henry Jackson, Tom Devery.

Original settlers. Fred and Henry

are members of the town council.

- I represent the mine-owners.

- Nice to meet you.

What that fella said a minute ago

ain't strictly true.

We've had three sheriffs the past

two months, but only two got killed.

- What about the other one?

- He quit, kinda sudden like.

I don't think

he had the right temperament.

You never have said

anything about the pay.

Well, for the right kinda man,

$150 a month.

With the spiralling prices around here,

that'd only allow a man to eat

and sleep about eight days a month.

- The job includes room and board.

- Not at Emma's Tasty Food Emporium?

At my house.

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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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