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Along Came Jones (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 19 July 1945 (USA)
A good-natured saddle tramp traveling with his sidekick, is mistaken for a ruthless outlaw with a price on his head.

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Monte Jarrad
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Riding into Payneville, easy-going cowboy Melody Jones is mistaken by the townsfolk for notorious gunman Monte Jarrad. The real Jarrad is hiding out wounded on the ranch of childhood sweetheart Cherry. She has the idea of sending Jones off to decoy the pursuing posse, but once he's met Cherry, Jones has other plans. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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IT'S THE WEST AT ITS BEST! WITH ROOTIN'...TOOTIN'...SHOOTIN' COOPER! (original ad - all caps)


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The town of Payneville was erected at the Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth, California. Gary Cooper had a Western town built at the movie ranch for this film, which was then re-used in other films during the next decade and became a fixture in "B" westerns. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, Loretta Young is showing Gary Cooper her shooting skills. There is a closeup of Cooper's hat and you can see the place where the "bullet" is going to appear. See more »

Quotes

Cherry de Longpre: [Melody tells Cherry that she can't shoot; she responds with three well-placed shots] When I aim at something, I hit it and when I hit something its what I aimed at.
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Sung by Gary Cooper
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4 November 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I bought this film recently,and have watched it a couple of times,i must admit it is silly but very entertaining,it does grow on you.The funny horse riding scenes,which is obviously filmed in a studio,and the witty script,etc a horse called Henry.Its actually funnier the second time you see it,once you get over the slightly muddled plot,you take more notice of the dialogue second time around.I thought the funniest part was when Dan Duryea was making Gary Cooper exchange clothes with him and they are bitching at each other,i thought that was very original the film should have been remembered for that at least.Lorreta young was very good,and definitely showed an element of girl power which was unusual in the 1940s films,so in a lot of ways this film was quite ahead of its time,full credit to Gary Cooper for playing the incompetent part being protected by the woman,unlike the other one dimensional western stars of the time.Its a shame his films are not on TV so much any more,he was always a pleasure to watch,my parents always had his films on TV,when i was young.you sort of miss him now


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