A few months ago I discovered specialist bluray movie producer Twilight Time. They release limited runs of movies that don’t have general retail releases.
A recent sale involved a purchase of comedy 9 to 5 and since postage of a second movie would cost the same I was looking through the catalogue and saw a two-in-one release of Support Your Local Sheriff and Support Your Local Gunfighter, both starring James Garner and casts of cinema stalwarts.
I watched Sheriff today and was surprised both by how much of it was familiar and how funny it was.
These sorts of movies seemed to be on TV a lot more years ago than they do today. (Or maybe I’m just not looking at the TV that much) Even the streaming services don’t carry these material like this.
Garner’s laconic comedic style plays nicely against a seasoned cast of character actors including Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, Henry Jones, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Bruce Dern, and Kathleen Freeman.
Gunfighter will wait for another day.