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Support Your Local Gunfighter


This is a fitfully amusing film about James Garner as a con man who arrives in the little mining town of Purgatory and is mistaken for Swifty Morgan (Chuck Connors in an uncredited role), a fast gun someone has hired. He in turn convinces the great Jack (“Wall-eyed”) Elam to impersonate Swifty. Comic complications ensue. Susanne Pleshette seems to be imitating Debbie Reynolds’s overacting as Molly Brown as the model for the “wildcat” girl who screams most of her lines as he blazes away at anyone who offends her. This movie was made to cash in on the success of Support Your Local Sheriff!, a much better movie.