Along Came Jones (1945)





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This comical western tells the tale of a bungling cowboy and his grouchy sidekick. The men get into deep trouble when they are mistaken for notorious gunmen. The whole town is fooled, and the hero is delighted until the truth is discovered and the real villain rides into town.
Classics , Comedy , Western
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MGM Home Entertainment


Gary Cooper
as Melody Jones
Loretta Young
as Cherry de Longpre
Dan Duryea
as Monte Jarrad
William Demarest
as George Fury
Russell Simpson
as Pop de Longpre
Bob Kortman
as Posse
Ray Teal
as Kriendler
Erville Alderson
as Bartender
Charles Morton
as Fat Card Player
John Merton
as Card Player
Paul E. Burns
as Small Man
Arthur Loft
as Sheriff
Jack Baxley
as Rancher On Street
Lee Phelps
as Deputy
Walter Sande
as Ira Waggoner
Willard Robertson
as Luke Packard
Chris-Pin Martin
as Store Proprietor
Herbert Heywood
as Townsman
Don Costello
as Gledhill
Billy Engle
as Wagon Driver
Frank Cordell
as Coach Guard
Ernie S. Adams
as Townsman
Hank Bell
as Posse
Frank Sully
as Cherry's Brother
Frank S. Hagney
as Townsman
Paul Sutton
as Man at Bar
Ralph Dunn
as Cotton
Douglas Morrow
as Rifleman
Tommy Coats
as Coach Passenger
Ed Randolph
as Coach Passenger
Tom Herbert
as Card Player
Tony Roux
as Old Mexican
Lane Watson
as Town Character
Lou Davis
as Coach Passenger
Geoffrey Ingham
as Card Player
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Critic Reviews for Along Came Jones

All Critics (4)

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

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March 26, 2005

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October 30, 2001
Apollo Guide

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
Kevin M. Williams

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130924: I had to research this film a bit. It was so bad I figured it must be a farce. Based upon the information I discovered, it is a farce. But being a farce doesn't make this any better of a film. I then looked up High Noon to see if this film came before or after. It was before. As a guy who really liked High Noon, I just have to figure this film wasn't good for Cooper's career. Youch, this is a bad one. You'll love the moving background scenes...not. So bad, just so bad.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

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

Mara Barker
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