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The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

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A proper English gentleman, traveling in the American West, inadvertently stops an Indian attack on the stagecoach in which he is a passenger. When the stage gets to the nearest town, the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jonathan Tibbs
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Kate
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Mayor Masters
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Jack
Ronald Squire ...
Toynbee - Uncle Lucius' Solicitor
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Keeno
Sidney James ...
The Drunk
Reed De Rouen ...
Clayborne
Charles Irwin ...
Luke
Donald Stewart ...
The Drummer
Clancy Cooper ...
A Barber
Gordon Tanner ...
Bud Wilkins
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Uncle Lucius
David Horne ...
James - Uncle Lucius' Butler
Eynon Evans ...
Manager - Jonathan Tibbs & Co.
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A proper English gentleman, traveling in the American West, inadvertently stops an Indian attack on the stagecoach in which he is a passenger. When the stage gets to the nearest town, the raucous Fractured Jaw--which is being plagued by unruly cowbys, bandits and marauding Indians--the story spreads, and he is appointed sheriff. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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13 March 1959 (West Germany)  »

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Sheriff wider Willen  »

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Jayne Mansfield was 6 weeks pregnant when production began. See more »

Soundtracks

Strolling Down the Lane with Bill
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Music and Lyrics by Harry Harris
Sung by Jayne Mansfield (dubbed by Connie Francis)
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Fun and charming
5 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

By all means, not perfect, the story is rather predictable in that it uses the somewhat over-used fish-out-of-water formula, and there are one or two scenes due to the chemistry, the effectiveness of which is varied throughout the course of the film, of the leads feel laboured. However, The Sheriff of Fractured is a lovingly filmed movie with cinematography, sets and costumes set in the grand tradition of the genre that look beautiful, and there is a witty soundtrack including the touching In the Valley of Love. The script made me laugh and smile, Walsh's direction is great, Kenneth More is at his most diffident, Jayne Mansfield is appealing and sexy and it isn't everyday you see Sidney James as a drunk. So overall, it is a flawed, but fun and charming film. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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