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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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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

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

If the San Francisco Hills Could Only Talk
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Harris
Performed by Connie Francis
Jayne Mansfield singing voice
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The English are taking over the west
17 July 2002 | by See 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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