Monday
08
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7.30pm
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Mon
08
Aug
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Monday, 08 August 2011 at 7.30pm
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  • Comedy western
  • 1969
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 89 mins.
 

This is one of a pair (it was followed by Support Your Local Gunfighter in 1971) of priceless comedy gems from director Burt Kennedy that spoofs the western genre with great affection. Both films provided marvellous roles for James Garner, here utilising his easy-going charm as the put-upon lawman. Western fans will enjoy the clever casting Walter Brennan virtually reprises his Ike Clanton role from My Darling Clementine, only this time for laughs, and there's Joan Hackett from Will Penny. Jack Elam and Bruce Dern are both hysterically funny, especially Elam as Garner's useless deputy. Even if you don't care for westerns, this is well worth a look for a good laugh. TS

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Director:

 
Burt Kennedy

Screenplay:

 
William Bowers

Cast:

 
James garner…Jason McCullough; Joan Hackett…Prudy Perkins; Walter Brennan…Pa Danby; Harry Morgan…Mayor Olly Perkins; Jack Elam…Jake; Bruce Dern…Joe Danby; Henry Jones…Preacher Henry Jackson
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