MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 33,474 this week

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 569 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 8 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (short story)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1096 titles
created 17 Feb 2012
 
a list of 8566 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 317 titles
created 14 Sep 2013
 
a list of 421 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 394 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are.

Director: King Donovan
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Marie McDonald, Tommy Noonan
Female Jungle (1956)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A blonde actress is murdered across from a bar. An off-duty cop has been getting pleasantly sloshed, but becomes worried about his innocence when he finds out he was seen leaving the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno VeSota
Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Jayne Mansfield, John Carradine
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three thieves rip off a shipment of used money being sent back to the US. As they are escaping the robbery (after having taken a hostage), they wind up on an island in a hotel with an ... See full summary »

Directors: Gustav Gavrin, Richard E. Cunha, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Cameron Mitchell, Dodie Heath
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The fall of a blonde, Mansfield, from innocence to prostitution. Mansfield died before the movie was completed.

Director: Matt Cimber
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Dorothy Keller, Fabian Dean
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

"Doctor" Jayne Mansfield is in Italy to show a peer her documentary about mating customs from around the world while at the same time having to deal with two bellhops who have an idea or two about mating with Jayne.

Director: Luigi Scattini
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Jayne takes us on a review of her last world tour. She takes us through Rome, shares a fantasy about Roman athletes, and then is off to Cannes. She takes a trip to the nudist colony on the ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles W. Broun Jr., Joel Holt, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Robert Jason, Fernand Aubrey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield and Dan Dailey star in this engaging drama based on a novel by John Steinbeck. Three strangers - a stripper (Mansfield), an alcoholic wife (Collins) and a ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Vicas
Stars: Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield, Dan Dailey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In 1896 it is announced that the Olympic Games will be revived in Athens. A young shepherd, Spiridon Loues, decides to enter the 26-mile marathon. Once in Athens, he meets Christina Gratsos... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Trax Colton, Nico Minardos
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Tom Tryon, David Hedison, Tom Reese
Glory Alley (1952)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In New Orleans, prizefighter Socks Barbarrosa suddenly runs out of the ring before his title bout, and swears he'll never fight again. He gives no reason for his strange actions. His girl ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Leslie Caron, Kurt Kasznar
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three U.S. Army recruits have various romantic adventures while preparing to appear on a televised talent show.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Sal Mineo, Christine Carère, Barry Coe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jonathan Tibbs
...
Kate
...
Mayor Masters
...
Jack
Ronald Squire ...
Toynbee - Uncle Lucius' Solicitor
...
Keeno
Sidney James ...
The Drunk
Reed De Rouen ...
Clayborne
Charles Irwin ...
Luke
Donald Stewart ...
The Drummer
Clancy Cooper ...
A Barber
Gordon Tanner ...
Bud Wilkins
...
Uncle Lucius
David Horne ...
James - Uncle Lucius' Butler
Eynon Evans ...
Manager - Jonathan Tibbs & Co.
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

13 March 1959 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Sheriff wider Willen  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jayne Mansfield's singing voice is dubbed by Connie Francis. See more »

Soundtracks

Strolling Down the Lane with Bill
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Harry Harris
Sung by Jayne Mansfield (dubbed by Connie Francis)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
In the valley of love with Kenny Moore and Jayne Mansfield.
23 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A British comedy Western filmed in Spain, starring a bastion of English acting (Kenneth Moore), an American sex-bomb (Jayne Mansfield) and directed by the man who brought us High Sierra & White Heat (Raoul Walsh}. Yes that's quite a hodge-podge of elements and it's no surprise to find that that's exactly what the film is; a mixture of fun froth and cringe inducing oddities.

The film is adapted by Howard Dimsdale from a short story written by Jacob Hay. The plot centres around Jonathon Tibbs (Moore), the young son of a family of English gunsmiths. He travels to the American West in the 1880s to sell firearms to the locals. While on stagecoach route he survives an Indian attack purely by stiff upper lip British luck, and then he inadvertently acquires a reputation of quickness on the draw due to his wrist mounted Derringer style weapon. Sensing an opportunity to finally clean up Fractured Jaw, which is in the middle of a war between The Lazy S & Box T factions, the mayor bluffs Tibbs into becoming the sheriff. Cue hilarity as the hopelessly ill equipped Englishman starts to clean up the town with the help of buxom saloon owner Kate (Mansfield) and his new family; the Indians.

The problems with the film are many, the over used fish out of water formula, the budget restrictions being over obvious and the glaringly blatant lack of chemistry between the two oddly casted leads-are just the ones that first spring to mind. Then you can add the bad idea to include the likes of Robert Morley and Sid James in your film, and give them next to no time on screen. So yes it's not too harsh to say that The Sheriff Of Fractured Jaw is a weak film in many ways. Yet it is funny, something that comes quite often with the fish out of water formula if the writing is clever enough. Mercifully Dimsdale's screenplay sets up a number of humorous set pieces and Walsh, tho long past his best, professionally puts them together.

Moore gives the whole British tenderfoot act his complete gusto, and Mansfield looks terrific; every inch the sex-bomb befitting her legacy. Some fine support comes from Henry Hull & Bruce Cabot, while the tunes (Mansfield dubbed by the brilliant Connie Francis), notably the gorgeous theme song "In The Valley Of Love," keep the film brisk and firmly footed in the light entertainment department. It's a film that if you dwell on it too much could drive you to distraction, but as time fillers go in the comedy Western sub-genre, it just about finishes above average and is recommended for like minded adults on a very rainy day. 6/10


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Error in cast list Drewy
A so-so film that had great potential dmnemaine
Discuss The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?