Tag: James Garner

BR: Hour of the Gun (1967)

BR: Hour of the Gun (1967)

November 7, 2017 | By

In between the sprawling super-productions of The Hallelujah Trail (1965) and Ice Station Zebra (1968), in 1967 John Sturges switched to a smaller intimate project that was ostensibly about the stubborn friendship between two men of differing moral character bonded by an unwavering loyalty…

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Support Your Local Sheriffs and Gunfighters!

Support Your Local Sheriffs and Gunfighters!

April 26, 2016 | By

Reviews of Burt Kennedy’s western spoofs headlined by the ever-affable, dryly funny James Garner: Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) + Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) from Twilight Time.

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BR: Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

BR: Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

April 26, 2016 | By

Burt Kennedy’s specialty was the western genre, having written scripts for the TV series Lawman, and directing Return of the Magnificent Seven (1966), the first of four sequels in United Artists’ popular franchise, but it’s perhaps his grasp of western tropes that made him the perfect director for Support Your Local Sheriff! – a western spoof written by William Bowers which predated Mel Brooks’ better-known Blazing Saddles…

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BR: Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

BR: Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

April 26, 2016 | By

Burt Kennedy’s follow-up to the hugely successful Support Your Local Sheriff! isn’t a sequel nor sort-of sequel, but a regrouping of the director’s stock company in an alternate reality where James Garner is trapped in a lawless mining town with feuding entities, and a combustible finale…

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