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

All Critics (4)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 8, 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

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Full Review… | August 2, 2005
Empire Magazine

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

Super Reviewer


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

Mara Barker
Mara Barker

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

Aj V
Aj V

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