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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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Complete credited cast:
George Fury
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Pop de Longpre
Arthur Loft ...
Luke Packard


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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Gary Cooper's first effort as an independent producer through his company Cinema Artists Corp. It was the only feature film produced by Cooper during his movie career. See more »


(at around 26 mins) As Cooper and Young ride away from Demarest on horses, just before the scene cuts there are four power lines behind their heads. See more »


Melody Jones: Like I told your friend, never turn your back on anything... especially a girl!
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Featured in John Wayne Made Me Cry: Our Western Heros (2002) See more »


On Top of Old Smoky
Theme motif for two scenes with Gary Cooper and Loretta Young
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A sly satire of the very genre in which it resides
19 January 2000 | by (www.Korova.com) – See all my reviews

Even fans of Gary Cooper may not see the artistry in his performance, but that's not what makes this film special. Nunnally Johnson's script is the thing, and it's a pretty lightweight thing, with subtle repetition, satire, and tongue firmly in cheek. Filmed like a western b-movie, played as a self-aware western b-movie, with all the cliches and set pieces intact, including indoor back projection riding scenes and more than one "stick 'em up" scenario. Your first tip-off should be the wanted poster for "Monte Jarrad, often in the company of Uncle Roscoe something." I can't imagine that Cooper and Demerest (as his sidekick) didn't have a grand time playing against the stereotype established by John Wayne and Walter Brennan. Don't take it seriously, just enjoy....

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