When I started writing screenplays, I made a list of my favorite movies. One of the films on my list was a Western-comedy made 44 years ago called “Support Your Local Sheriff.”
It stared James Garner (the real Maverick for those of you my age) and told the story of a man passing through a rough western town who takes the job as Sheriff to earn some money. I recommend renting it or watching it online. I think it will make an enjoyable evening for you.
Through the magic of YouTube, I can share a few minutes of that film with you.
First, a scene showing how he got the job.
Then a few scenes showing the new sheriff at work.
The YouTube video below is the entire movie, but if you can get it on Blu-ray I would encourage you to watch it on a large screen TV and pretend you’re at a theater.