Support Your Local Sheriff | ★★★★★★★★

My wife and I watched the HD version of this one last night. I think that I saw it at the theater when it first came and had forgotten how funny it was. A great family movie. James Gardner plays Jason McCullough a man who 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.

Gardner, in his typical deadpan style, plays the sheriff perfectly and Jack Elam (a perennial movie cowboy) plays off him as his faithful deputy. A lot of other great character actors (Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan, Bruce Dern) make this a must-see movie. You can probably record it off the TV - watch for it! On a scale of 10 I give this movie ★★★★★★★★


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