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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Average Shot Length = ~7.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.8 seconds. See more »

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If the San Francisco Hills Could Only Talk
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Music and Lyrics by Harry Harris
Sung by Jayne Mansfield (dubbed by Connie Francis)
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A match made in heaven?
13 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Good family film - something particularly wholesome about Kenneth More

  • and I don't want to 'rain on the parade' (More is one of my favourite


actors and 1958 one of my favourite years - see also: A Night to Remember', More et al 1958). But there does seem to be a lack of chemistry between More (Jonathan Tibbs) and Jayne Mansfield (Kate) - notwithstanding that this is primarily a spoof-western comedy rather than a RomCom. Did they actually get on? Some of the scenes with just the two of them are painfully laboured. But, yes, the film (due in no small part to the laconic ease of More) is entirely watchable, and the production values - even for this lightweight film - are as high as you would expect from any mainstream Hollywood film of the day.


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