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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

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

In the Valley of Love
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Harris
Performed by Connie Francis
Jayne Mansfield singing voice
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A match made in heaven?
13 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Good family film - something particularly wholesome about Kenneth More - and I don't want to 'rain on the parade' (More is one of my favourite actors and 1958 one of my favourite years - see also: A Night to Remember', More et al 1958). But there does seem to be a lack of chemistry between More (Jonathan Tibbs) and Jayne Mansfield (Kate) - notwithstanding that this is primarily a spoof-western comedy rather than a RomCom. Did they actually get on? Some of the scenes with just the two of them are painfully laboured. But, yes, the film (due in no small part to the laconic ease of More) is entirely watchable, and the production values - even for this lightweight film - are as high as you would expect from any mainstream Hollywood film of the day.


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