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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.


Raoul Walsh


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


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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Average Shot Length = ~7.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.8 seconds. See more »


Kate refers the the surrounding area as the "Pecos country", which places the location in the Texas / New Mexico area. The last Indian raids in that area took place in 1875. However, when Kate is teaching Jonathan to shoot, she is using a swing cylinder double action revolver, first introduced in 1889 (and the model she's holding clearly uses a 20th century cylinder release). See more »


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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If the San Francisco Hills Could Only Talk
Written by Harry Harris
Performed by Jayne Mansfield (dubbed by Connie Francis)
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The English are taking over the west
17 July 2002 | by raskimonoSee all my reviews

Kenneth More, the British Comedian stars in his first Hollywood movie with Jayne Maynesfield, the blonde bombshell in this spoof of westerns where a man who would rather drink tea than pick a gun tames the west. The film is well-directed by the veteran Michael Curtiz, is mildly amusing to extremely funny in parts. Jayne sings some songs, especially a catchy one with echoes. What else to say, good fluff.

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Release Date:

13 March 1959 (West Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »


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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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