Title ID 6594Collection ID913
TitleSleezy Sheriff
CollectionAlbany Cine Club
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionWestern
ThemeCine Club Film-making
KeywordsPerforming Arts Leisure Time Activities Men Music Villages Games
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionAlbany Cine Club
CameraChris Green
DirectorSid Mitchell; Mavis Wixler
EditorMavis Wixler
LightingHarry Greenwell
SoundChris Green
CastKen Stedman (Jerky Jake); Tom Vanner (Jangles O'Keefe); Penny Richardson (Klondyke Kate); Bert Denman (Jasper Luck); Eddie Ovenden (Shaky Hayes); Morris Mallinson (Pedro Gonzales; David Vanner (Cowboy); Dereck Harber (Cowboy); Percy Wixler (Coyboy); Sid Mitchell Cowboy);
Other creditsTrevor WImble (titles)
FormatColour Sound
Duration9 min. 21 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Everyone in the "Sleezy Saloon" winds up dead after a series of men try to bring in a wanted man. A western comedy by Albany Cine Club filmed in Southwick Scout Hut, produced in 1974 and directed by Sid Mitchell, the club's chairman. The film has a piano accompaniment through most of the film.


"Sleezy Saloon" "Sherif"

A cowboy fixes a 'Wanted' poster to a tree. He then runs away when the wanted man appears. The poster reads 'Wanted: Jerky Jake $2000 reward'. At the Sleezy Saloon, a group plays cards. A man wearing a Mexican style costume enters and sits against the wall on the floor. The wanted man enters the room. Everyone turns to stare in silence, but the pianist and gamblers continue when Jake lifts his gun from the holster. He throws the waitress to the ground before the landlady brings him a drink. He directs the men to sit at the table, shooting one of them. He deals the cards and they begin to play. He takes the chips when he wins the round, placing the cards face up on the table. The camera zooms in, revealing they were playing Happy Families. A man enters through the doors, here to catch Jake for the reward money, and shoots at the mirror behind the bar.

The landlord slides drinks towards each of the men, but the second misses as the man fails to catch the glass. He tries to punch the wanted man, who towers over him, but Jake shoots him. Another cowboy, also after Jake, enters. All the men take out their pistols, killing each other at once. The man dressed in a sombrero and carrying a blanket leaves the saloon, rolling his eyes as he walks between the dead men, draped over the tables and chairs.