History Film / SupportYourLocalSheriff

20th Jun '17 12:38:45 AM 93143
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* BavarianFireDrill: twice in the first film, by [=McCullough=].

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* BavarianFireDrill: twice in the first film, by [=McCullough=]. See UnPaused.


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* BoringButPractical: how [=McCullough=] gets Joe to stay in a jail with no bars while he and Jake are out prospecting. (He handcuffs him to the stove.)
29th May '17 11:46:43 AM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: The town brothel in SYLS is named after a WarnerBros executive with whom Garner had recently clashed.

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* TakeThat: The town brothel in SYLS is named after a WarnerBros Creator/WarnerBros executive with whom Garner had recently clashed.
17th Mar '17 2:53:13 PM Xtifr
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'''''Support Your Local Sheriff''''' is a 1969 western spoof from Creator/UnitedArtists, directed by Burt Kennedy, and starring James Garner, in which the calm hyper-competent Jason [=McCullough=] (Garner) becomes the sheriff of a rowdy western boomtown, mostly because he needs the money. With the questionable help of his scruffy deputy Jake (Creator/JackElam), he defeats the local robber baron (Walter Brennan), cleans up the town and gets the girl (Joan Hackett), casually subverting most standard western tropes in the process.

Three years later, more or less the same production crew and cast made '''''Support Your Local Gunfighter''''', which despite the carry-over and the name is not a sequel. This time around, Garner is con-artist Latigo Smith who slips off a train in the jerkwater town of Purgatory and finds himself embroiled in the no-holds-barred race between two mining concerns to claim the local motherlode of gold. Again with the "help" of Elam's character Jug May, he finds the gold and gets the second girl (Suzanne Pleshette.)

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'''''Support ''Support Your Local Sheriff''''' Sheriff'' is a 1969 western spoof from Creator/UnitedArtists, directed by Burt Kennedy, and starring James Garner, in which the calm hyper-competent Jason [=McCullough=] (Garner) becomes the sheriff of a rowdy western boomtown, mostly because he needs the money. With the questionable help of his scruffy deputy Jake (Creator/JackElam), he defeats the local robber baron (Walter Brennan), cleans up the town and gets the girl (Joan Hackett), casually subverting most standard western tropes in the process.

Three years later, more or less the same production crew and cast made '''''Support ''Support Your Local Gunfighter''''', Gunfighter'', which despite the carry-over and the name is not a sequel. This time around, Garner is con-artist Latigo Smith who slips off a train in the jerkwater town of Purgatory and finds himself embroiled in the no-holds-barred race between two mining concerns to claim the local motherlode of gold. Again with the "help" of Elam's character Jug May, he finds the gold and gets the second girl (Suzanne Pleshette.)
3rd Mar '17 7:10:07 AM cdrood
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* CombatPragmatist: McCullough. He fully understands that gunfights are a good way to get yourself killed so where possible, he uses other methods including tripping horses with a rope, bluffing the Danbys into surrendering by tying Joe to a cannon, and throwing rocks at a would be gunslinger trying to earn a reputation.

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* CombatPragmatist: McCullough.[=McCullough=]. He fully understands that gunfights are a good way to get yourself killed so where possible, he uses other methods including tripping horses with a rope, bluffing the Danbys into surrendering by tying Joe to a cannon, and throwing rocks at a would be gunslinger trying to earn a reputation.
3rd Mar '17 7:09:34 AM cdrood
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* CombatPragmatist: McCullough. He fully understands that gunfights are a good way to get yourself killed so where possible, he uses other methods including tripping horses with a rope, bluffing the Danbys into surrendering by tying Joe to a cannon, and throwing rocks at a would be gunslinger trying to earn a reputation.
18th Jan '17 7:43:31 PM 93143
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---> I was a whore-holder at Madame Horse's - ah, a horse-holder at Madame Orr's House.

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---> I was a whore-holder at Madame Horse's - ah, a horse-holder at Madame Orr's House.[[note]]See, on Saturday night that hitch-rack out front'd get full. And I'd hold the extra horses, sometimes all night.[[/note]]
18th Jan '17 7:40:36 PM 93143
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* ExactWords: [=McCullough=] has Jake carry all the supplies while they're out prospecting. Noticing that Jake is having a tough time of it, he offers to "redistribute the weight" for him. He proceeds to rearrange Jake's pack a bit, leaving him just as heavily loaded as before.
10th Jan '17 10:10:10 PM 93143
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*** Which then feeds into a FreudianSlip by Jake:
---> I was a whore-holder at Madame Horse's - ah, a horse-holder at Madame Orr's House.
30th Dec '16 7:07:06 PM Geoduck
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Three years later, more or less the same production crew and cast made '''''Support Your Local Gunfighter''''', which despite the carry-over and the name is not a sequel. This time around, Garner is con-artist Latigo Smith who slips off a train in a jerkwater town and finds himself embroiled in the no-holds-barred race between two mining concerns to claim the local motherlode of gold. Again with the "help" of Elam's character Jug May, he finds the gold and gets the second girl (Suzanne Pleshette.)

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Three years later, more or less the same production crew and cast made '''''Support Your Local Gunfighter''''', which despite the carry-over and the name is not a sequel. This time around, Garner is con-artist Latigo Smith who slips off a train in a the jerkwater town of Purgatory and finds himself embroiled in the no-holds-barred race between two mining concerns to claim the local motherlode of gold. Again with the "help" of Elam's character Jug May, he finds the gold and gets the second girl (Suzanne Pleshette.)



* AbhorrentAdmirer: In SYLG, Latigo slips off the train in the first place to escape "Goldie" the rich and powerful woman who wants to marry him. She's not physically unattractive, it appears to be more the principle of the thing.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: In SYLG, Latigo slips off the train in the first place to escape "Goldie" the rich and powerful woman who wants to marry him. She's not physically unattractive, it appears to be it's more the principle of the thing.



* CuteClumsyGirl: Prudence; at one point she manages to set her dress on fire while trying to make dinner.

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* CuteClumsyGirl: Prudence; along with stuff mentioned elsewhere on this page, at one point she manages to set her dress on fire while trying to make dinner.
30th Dec '16 6:56:32 PM Geoduck
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Three years later, more or less the same production crew and cast made '''''Support Your Local Gunfighter'''''', which despite the carry-over and the name is not a sequel. This time around, Garner is a con-artist who slips off a train in a jerkwater town and finds himself embroiled in the no-holds-barred race between two mining concerns to claim the local motherlode of gold. Again with the "help" of Elam's character, he finds the gold and gets the second girl (Suzanne Pleshette.)

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Three years later, more or less the same production crew and cast made '''''Support Your Local Gunfighter'''''', Gunfighter''''', which despite the carry-over and the name is not a sequel. This time around, Garner is a con-artist Latigo Smith who slips off a train in a jerkwater town and finds himself embroiled in the no-holds-barred race between two mining concerns to claim the local motherlode of gold. Again with the "help" of Elam's character, character Jug May, he finds the gold and gets the second girl (Suzanne Pleshette.)



* AbhorrentAdmirer: In SYLG, Latigo slips off the train in the first place to escape "Goldie" the rich and powerful woman who wants to marry him. She's not physically unattractive, it appears to be more the principle of the thing.



* CuteClumsyGirl: Prudence; at one point she manages to set her dress on fire while trying to make dinner.



* EmbarrassingTattoo: Garner has one in the second film he's desperate to get rid of.

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* EmbarrassingTattoo: Garner Latigo has one in the second film he's he is desperate to get rid of.



* FastestGunInTheWest: Garner in the first film. In the second, it's an infamous gunfighter named "Swifty" Morgan (an uncredited Chuck Connors.)

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* FastestGunInTheWest: Garner FastestGunInTheWest: [=McCullough=] in the first film. In the second, it's an infamous gunfighter named "Swifty" Morgan (an uncredited Chuck Connors.)



* TheGamblingAddict: Garner's character in SYLG can't stop betting on roulette spins.

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* TheGamblingAddict: Garner's character in SYLG Latigo can't stop betting on roulette spins.



* HeadDesk: In SYLG, Garner very deliberately and ceremoniously thumps his head on a wall beam after once again succumbing to his roulette compulsion.

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* HeadDesk: HeadDesk:
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In SYLS, Prudence does a version of this against a tree-branch she is occupying at the time; see below under Slapstick.
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SYLG, Garner Latigo very deliberately and ceremoniously thumps his head on a wall beam after once again succumbing to his roulette compulsion.



* LegendaryImpostor: Garner and Elam's characters attempt this in SYLG, leading to the real thing being summoned to the town.

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* LegendaryImpostor: Garner Latigo and Elam's characters Jug attempt this in SYLG, leading to the real thing being summoned to the town.town.
* NoNameGiven: The town in SYLS; it's evidently "Calendar", but it's only mentioned once, briefly.



* NearMisses

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* NearMisses-->'''Mayor Perkins:''' I wanted you to meet my daughter, Sheriff. She's a good cook, a mighty fine looking girl. Takes after her dear, departed mother.\\
'''Jason [=McCullough=]:''' Mother died, huh?\\
'''Mayor Perkins:''' Nope, she just departed.



'''Mayor Olly Perkins''': Well, it sure would have, if it hadn't been for all them other bullets flyin' in from everywhere!

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'''Mayor Olly Perkins''': Well, it sure would have, if it hadn't been for all them other bullets flyin' in from everywhere!everywhere!
* PosthumousCharacter: Millard Frymore in SYLS; the film starts with his funeral.



-->'''Joe Danby:''' But you always said there was never a jail built that could hold a Danby!
-->'''Pa Danby:''' Well now they built one!
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: "What that fella said just now ain't exactly true. Only two of our sheriffs got killed. The third quit kinda sudden-like. Don't think he had quite the right temperament for the job."

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-->'''Joe Danby:''' But you always said there was never a jail built that could hold a Danby!
-->'''Pa
Danby!\\
'''Pa
Danby:''' Well now they built one!
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: "What that fella said just now ain't exactly true. Only two of our sheriffs got killed. The third quit kinda sudden-like. Don't think he had quite the right temperament for the job."" [=McCullough=] also considers leaving town before the big gunfight, but Prudence accidentally convinces him to stay.



* TheSheriff: Garner, of course; plus three others before the movie starts.
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: methodically subverted in both movies.

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* TheSheriff: Garner, [=McCullough=] of course; plus three others before the movie starts.
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: methodically Methodically subverted in both movies.



* {{Slapstick}}: Prudence suffers through a session of this, ending with her in a tree, in her underwear, with dripping-wet hair, while one of her neighbors [[HeadDesk regales]] the hunky new sheriff with an account of the time at the town picnic when she got said hair caught in an ice-cream maker.

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* {{Slapstick}}: Prudence suffers through a session of this, ending with her in a tree, in her long underwear, with dripping-wet hair, while one of her neighbors [[HeadDesk regales]] the hunky new sheriff with an account of the time at the town picnic when she got said hair caught in an ice-cream maker.



* UndyingLoyalty: Elam's character in SYLG, after Garner's gives him some money so he can buy food.
* UnPaused: Garner escapes a brawl at a restaurant by yelling "Hold it!" and quietly stepping to one side, taking his food with him. Once he's out of harm's way, he says "Okay, go ahead on!" and the brawl resumes exactly where it stopped.
** He does the same trick in the middle of the final gunfight (both in SYLS) in order to get to his allies and co-ordinate strategy.

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* UndyingLoyalty: Elam's character Jug in SYLG, after Garner's Latigo gives him some money so he can buy food.
* UnPaused: Garner [=McCullough=] escapes a brawl at a restaurant by yelling "Hold it!" and quietly stepping to one side, taking his food with him. Once he's out of harm's way, he says "Okay, go ahead on!" and the brawl resumes exactly where it stopped.
** He does the same trick in the middle of the final gunfight (both in SYLS) in order to get to his allies and co-ordinate strategy.



* WhatTheHellHero: Parodied when [=McCullough=] announces he is considering just skipping town instead of facing a massive gunfight, and Prudence replies, in total sincerity, that she thinks that's an excellent and highly mature idea.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Parodied when [=McCullough=] announces he is considering [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere just skipping town town]] instead of facing a massive gunfight, and Prudence replies, in total sincerity, that she thinks that's an excellent and highly mature idea.
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