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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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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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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 10, 1945 with Gary Cooper and William Demarest reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When Loretta Young shoots a hole in Gary Cooper's hat, a hole appears - when Cooper turns around to go in the barn, there is no exit hole in the back of his hat. A .45 would have gone through both sides of a felt hat. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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On Top of Old Smoky
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Entertaining Western Spoof
31 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Basically, this is an entertaining western that sports a combination of suspense, action, romance and comedy. It also features an interesting cast, with names like Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest and Dan Duryea.

Cooper, as "Melody Jones," plays his normal low-key hero role and Demarest provides most of the laughs. Young is attractive and plays an intriguing character and Duyea does what he does best: play the villain. However, the latter has a smaller role than usual.

This is corny in spots, but it was meant to be since this is supposed to be a spoof of westerns. The only thing that didn't come off well was the special-specials, but they weren't much back in the days of this film but they are very dated now.

A nice, lightweight enjoyable satire.


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