Along Came Jones (1945)





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Movie Info

A bumbling cowboy with a fear of guns and a nagging sidekick is mistaken for a notorious gunslinger in this western comedy. The cowboy learns to enjoy his new fame, until he finds himself forced into a potentially deadly showdown with the real villain.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nunnally Johnson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 4, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment



as Melody Jones

as Cherry de Longpre

as George Fury

as Monte Jarrad

as Cherry's Brother

as Pop de Longpre

as Sheriff

as Luke Packard

as Gledhill

as Kriendler

as Ira Waggoner

as Coach Guard

as Coach Passenger

as Coach Passenger

as Coach Passenger

as Old Mexican

as Bartender

as Man at Bar

as Town Character

as Small Man

as Store Proprietor

as Rancher On Street

as Cotton

as Card Player

as Card Player

as Card Player

as Fat Card Player

as Deputy

as Wagon Driver

as Posse

as Posse
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Critic Reviews for Along Came Jones

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Hamstrung by its mechanical plot devices.

Full Review… | January 16, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Smooth, entertaining Western comedy about a cowpoke mistaken for a gunslinger

November 28, 2005
Film Journal International

March 26, 2005

Audience Reviews for Along Came Jones


Filmed nearly entirely on a soundstage (what in the name of heaven were they thinking, an indoor Western?!?), produced by Coop himself, written by Nunnally Johnson, and meant as a kitschy send-up of the usual stonyfaced Westerns, this effort tries way too hard to be funny and therefore only manages to feel way too contrived. An "A" for effort goes to William Demerest, Dan Duryea, the sidekick and the villain respectively, and to the set design department for giving the thing that ol' college try though.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Along came a stupid western, is more like it. Good actors, bad plot.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Cute, tongue in cheek romance Western. None of the corny stuff or forced humor often seen in old Westerns. A gem.

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