This entertaining spoof of western movie cliches features Garner as a stranger who stops off at a small town en route
to Australia, a running joke that works well through the rest of the film. He's engaged as the new sheriff, taking the job because he can't afford the boomtown's inflated
prices. He hires Elam, the town drunk, as a deputy. After Garner arrests Dern and has the outlaw help build the new jail, Dern's father, Brennan, gets angry and summons the rest of his family to rescue the wayward son. A climactic street shootout results in a win by Garner as he holds a gang off
with an apparently empty cannon. Unlike the later BLAZING SADDLES (1974), SUPPO...