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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

This was the first western to be filmed in Spain. 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

In the Valley of Love
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Harris
Performed by Connie Francis as Jayne Mansfield singing voice
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campy western, lots of dubbing
10 June 2007 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Jayne Mansfield plays Kate, boarding house owner, and into town comes Kenneth Moore, a gun salesman from England. Not only are the songs by Jayne dubbed, it sounds like some of the lines are too. Starts out slow, gets better as it goes along. The mayor and the Indian chief steal the movie. There are a few gags and laughs, sort of an early version of Mel Brooks "Blazing Saddles". Nothing real good in "Special Features" on the DVD, but I guess that's due to the fact it was filmed in 1958. No real surprises here... your run of the mill spaghetti western with some laughs thrown in. According to the DVD liner notes included, this was filmed in England and in Spain (?) Too bad they didn't do more with Robert Morley; could have spiced things up more.


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