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Along Came Jones (1945)

A good-natured saddle tramp traveling with his sidekick, is mistaken for a ruthless outlaw with a price on his head.

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Stuart Heisler

Writers:

Nunnally Johnson, Alan Le May (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Melody Jones
Loretta Young ... Cherry de Longpre
William Demarest ... George Fury
Dan Duryea ... Monte Jarrad
Frank Sully ... Avery de Longpre
Don Costello ... Leo Gledhill
Walter Sande ... Ira Waggoner
Russell Simpson ... Pop de Longpre
Arthur Loft ... Sheriff
Willard Robertson ... Luke Packard
Ray Teal ... Kriendler
Lane Chandler ... Boone
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Storyline

Riding into Payneville, easy-going cowboy Melody Jones is mistaken by the townsfolk for notorious gunman Monte Jarrad. The real Jarrad is hiding out wounded on the ranch of childhood sweetheart Cherry. She has the idea of sending Jones off to decoy the pursuing posse, but once he's met Cherry, Jones has other plans. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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IT'S THE WEST AT ITS BEST! WITH ROOTIN'...TOOTIN'...SHOOTIN' COOPER! (original ad - all caps)


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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Cowboy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Cooper's first effort as an independent producer through his company Cinema Artists Corp. It was the only feature film produced by Cooper during his movie career. See more »

Goofs

The opening stagecoach shot keeps switching the horses side to side. See more »

Quotes

George Fury: Look Melody, you couldn't hit the hind end of your horse with a handful of buckshot and you know it. And you ain't a gunfighter, that's all. You ain't even a good shot. You're just a plain no good bronc stomper that's been hit in the seat of the pants so many times....
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Soundtracks

On Top of Old Smoky
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Theme motif for two scenes with Gary Cooper and Loretta Young
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I thought it was great, and here's why.
25 October 2001 | by HIPSHOTSee all my reviews

Gary Cooper, along with very few others in Hollywood (at the time this movie was made, 1945) had the ability of so many facial and physical nuances of comic dimensions as Coop did. Being old enough to have seen this movie on it's original release (and I did) you might say, this was an early satire of what characters of the old west were really like. The cast was very well selected for the time, and very well performed. Also, the fact that Coop himself produced, and as America was definitely needing a belly laugh, I felt this to be an excellent vehicle for all involved and a welcome film of comedic entertainment. Concerning the poorly made studio riding sequences, how else to get the point across on a limited budget. Thanks for listening.


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