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Support Your Local Sheriff

James Garner  Actor Joan Hackett  Actor Walter Brennan  Actor Harry Morgan  Actor Jack Elam  Actor


MPAA Rating: G
Contains:Mild Violence,Suitable for Children,Western Violence

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Support Your Local Sheriff

Theatrical Release Date: 1969 03 26 (USA)

UPC: 027616859068

Studio: MGM

MPAA Rating: G   Contains:[Mild Violence, Suitable for Children, Western Violence]

Summary: James Garner is a nothing short of a delight in this western spoof that stands western clichés on their ears. The film takes place in the small western town of Calender, a town that experiences a gold rush when gold is discovered in an open grave by Prudy Perkins (Joan Hackett). As gold prospectors flood in and out of town, the Danby clan, anxious to take advantage of the situation (since their ranch blocks the main road out of town) levies a 20% tribute on every gold shipment that passes through. Three sheriffs have been dispatched by the Danbys, and they control the town. Into this situation, on his way to Australia, rides Jason McCullough (Garner). McCullough is an easy-going sort who just happens to be a crack shot. The town rapidly makes him sheriff. His first line of business is to break up a fight and to arrest Joe Danby (Bruce Dern) for murder. As McCullouch settles down in the Perkins boarding house, Pa Danby (Walter Brennan) plots to spring his son from jail. But when all his mechanizations fail to gain Joe's release, Pa Danby gathers together all the Danbys in the surrounding countryside to head into Calender to get rid of McCullough. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Category: Comedy

Awards: Best Picture – National Board of Review

Features: Original theatrical trailer
English: mono
French: mono
French and Spanish subtitles

Support Your Local Sheriff

Format: DVD

Release Date: 04/10/2001

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Theatre Wide-Screen

Audio: 1 USA & territories, Canada

Runtime: 93 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 --
0. Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Gold Diggers/Title [7:43]
2. Self-Defense [5:19]
3. New Badge In Town [8:12]
4. Town Brawls [4:47]
5. The Mayor's Daughter [5:35]
6. Arresting Joe Danby [10:20]
7. Prudy's Bad Luck [4:52]
8. Meet The Danbys [7:17]
9. "Dumb Little Old Girl" [9:02]
10. Deas Troublemakers [4:41]
11. A Busted Bust [3:25]
12. Mature Cowardice [4:28]
13. A Civic Duty [4:34]
14. Sheriff's Bluff [7:40]
15. A Popular Man [3:10]
16. Credits [1:28]

Craig Butler

Along with Cat Ballou and Blazing Saddles, Support Your Local Sheriff ranks way up high on many people's list of essential comic Westerns -- and with good reason. While it lacks the lunacy of the Mel Brooks classic and is perhaps a trifle less sure-handed than Cat Ballou, Sheriff is a delight on its own terms. A huge portion of the credit is due to James Garner's perfect performance. Jason McCullough is a part that fits the actor to a glove, allowing him to use his easygoing charm, laconic way with a quip and mixture of bemusement and disbelief at the situations in which he finds himself to superb effect. It's a good thing that Garner has such quite strength, for he needs it to keep an irrepressible Walter Brennan from stealing any scene he can sink his teeth into. There's also notable turns from a loveably clumsy Joan Hackett, a remarkably dense Bruce Dern and almost everyone in the cast. They're all helped by William Bowers' clever script, deft turns of phrase, ability to set up jokes in the most surefire manner and appealing characters, and by Burt Kennedy's beautifully smooth direction. Sheriff is simply a lot of fun and should be enjoyed even by those who are not Western fans. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi

Cast and Crew: William Bowers  Producer 
William Bowers  Screenwriter 
Burt Kennedy  Director 
Jeff Alexander  Composer (Music Score) 
James Garner  Actor 
Joan Hackett  Actor 
Walter Brennan  Actor 
Harry Morgan  Actor 
Jack Elam  Actor 
Bruce Dern  Actor 
Henry Jones  Actor 
Walter Burke  Actor 
Dick Peabody  Actor 
Gene Evans  Actor 
James Hackett  Actor 
Chubby Johnson  Actor 
Kathleen Freeman  Actor 
Dick Haynes  Actor 
Richard Hoyt  Actor 
Marilyn Jones  Actor 
Gayle Rogers  Actor 
Willis B. Bouchey  Actor 
John Milford  Actor 

Country: USA