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The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

After inadvertently stopping an Indian attack on his stagecoach while traveling in the American West, an English gentleman finds himself appointed sheriff of a nearby town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Uncle Lucius
... Toynbee - His Solicitor
... James - His Butler
Eynon Evans ... Mason - Manager, Jonathan Tibbs & Co.)
... Jonathan Tibbs
... Kate
... Masters
... Keeno
... Jack
... The Drunk
Donald Stewart ... The Drummer
Reed De Rouen ... Clayborne
... A Barber
Charles Irwin ... Luke
... Wilkins
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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

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Release Date:

13 March 1959 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Sheriff wider Willen  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,924,875, 31 December 1959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,410,000, 31 December 1959
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jayne Mansfield was six weeks pregnant when production began. See more »

Goofs

As Kenneth More 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 »

Quotes

Red Wolf: [Referring to 3 beautiful Indian women] My father says these are too skinny. He'll find something better.
Jonathan Tibbs: [Three *formidable* and large Indian women gather] Great Scott!
Red Wolf: My father says these will keep you warm in the winter.
Jonathan Tibbs: [Whistles] What about the summer?
Red Wolf: A brave can have many wives.
Jonathan Tibbs: I'm not *that* brave!
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Soundtracks

If the San Francisco Hills Could Only Talk
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Harris
Performed by Connie Francis as Jayne Mansfield singing voice
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Fun and charming
5 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

By all means, not perfect, the story is rather predictable in that it uses the somewhat over-used fish-out-of-water formula, and there are one or two scenes due to the chemistry, the effectiveness of which is varied throughout the course of the film, of the leads feel laboured. However, The Sheriff of Fractured is a lovingly filmed movie with cinematography, sets and costumes set in the grand tradition of the genre that look beautiful, and there is a witty soundtrack including the touching In the Valley of Love. The script made me laugh and smile, Walsh's direction is great, Kenneth More is at his most diffident, Jayne Mansfield is appealing and sexy and it isn't everyday you see Sidney James as a drunk. So overall, it is a flawed, but fun and charming film. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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