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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.

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Howard Dimsdale (screenplay), Jacob Hay (short story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Morley ... Uncle Lucius
Ronald Squire ... Toynbee - His Solicitor
David Horne ... James - His Butler
Eynon Evans Eynon Evans ... Mason - Manager, Jonathan Tibbs & Co.)
Kenneth More ... Jonathan Tibbs
Jayne Mansfield ... Kate
Henry Hull ... Masters
William Campbell ... Keeno
Bruce Cabot ... Jack
Sidney James ... The Drunk
Donald Stewart Donald Stewart ... The Drummer
Reed De Rouen Reed De Rouen ... Clayborne
Clancy Cooper ... A Barber
Charles Irwin Charles Irwin ... Luke
Gordon Tanner ... 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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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1959 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sheriff wider Willen See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Average Shot Length = ~7.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.8 seconds. 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

Strolling Down the Lane with Bill
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Harris
Performed by Connie Francis as Jayne Mansfield singing voice
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Amusing
18 July 2002 | by grandma-1See all my reviews

I just happened to be at my father`s house and he had the western channel on.Which my father is a diehard western fan.This movie came on and I couldn`t believe Jayne Mansfield was in a western.I decided to watch some of the movie and got interested in it.It was not one of the best movies I had ever seen but I did enjoy it.I thought Kenneth Moore was very good as the sheriff.I didn`t really care for the singing in this movie but I did enjoy seeing Jayne Mansfield.


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