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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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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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Brilliant
19 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I just loved this film. Kenneth Moore was inspired as the English gentleman buffoon. When you get that 'innocent abroad' persona - for example with Ali G in America; with 'The Idiot Abroad' etc, it's a brilliant tool for cutting through prevailing cultural norms, even if they are for example, whether it's etiquette to shoot first and speak later, or better to proffer a nice cup of tea. When he 'disarms' the injuns at the start of the film it's beautifully done and dead funny.

Jayne Mansfield is like a cartoon character, full blown - in a not quite 'Marilyn' way - and a reasonable foil for our Ken. Even her '50s starlet soon to be housewife' style of singing, (check out 'The Valley Of Love'), seemingly so inappropriate in a rough, tough saloon owner/ music hall glamour girl, fits in so neatly. The whole thing is a pastiche of the age - the 'civilized' 50s making sense of a wild, wild world, with a boy meets girl bottom line.

Like I said - brilliant! Oh and English classic comedian Syd James has a cameo role, so even better.


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