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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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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 »

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As Kenneth Moore is playing poker with the mayor and other townspeople, the number of coins on the table in front of him suddenly changes as he rakes in the pot while the camera angle shifts. See more »

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In the Valley of Love
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Music and Lyrics by Harry Harris
Sung by Jayne Mansfield (dubbed by Connie Francis)
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Good frothy fun
12 January 2008 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

This little-known Western will probably be most attractive to contemporary audiences for one reason only...Jayne Mansfield. And Jayne Mansfield fans will indeed not be disappointed with this charming little movie which pairs sassy Miss M with the straight-laced British actor Kenneth More.

More is incredibly charming in this movie (as he tends to be in most of his screen appearances) and plays well of fast-talking saloon owner Mansfield. This is probably Mansfield's best on-screen partnership since her Rock Hunter appearance with Tony Randall. Gorgeously photographed in sumptuous Deluxe colour and with some nifty saloon songs from Mansfield (dubbed by Conny Francis), this is a sweet, amusing little movie with solid performances from two highly likable actors.

Hopefully, its release in the JM box set will introduce this film to a new generation of viewers. While scarcely a cinema classic, it's a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Enjoy!


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