The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)





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In this film, Kenneth More portrays a British gunsmith who travels to the American West. After winning a rigged poker game, More is appointed sheriff of a wide-open town where law officers are plugged and planted on a regular basis. Using his wits, Sheriff More escapes death at every turn.
Classics , Comedy , Western
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Twentieth Century Fox

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Kenneth More
as Jonathan Tibbs
Henry Hull
as Mayor Masters
Robert Morley
as Uncle Lucius
Ronald Squire
as Toynbee
David Horne
as James
Eynon Evans
as Mason
Reed de Rouen
as Clayborne
Gordon Tanner
as Wilkins
Tucker McGuire
as Luke's Wife
Sidney James
as the Drunk
Donald Stewart
as the Drummer
Clancy Cooper
as Barber
Larry Taylor
as Gun Guard
Jack Lester
as Coach Driver
Charles Farrell
as Bartender
Chief Jonas Applegarth
as Running Deer
Nick Brady
as Slim
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Critic Reviews for The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw

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March 24, 2013

Audience Reviews for The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw

One of Jayne's better efforts, cute comedy nothing earth shaking but a pleasant way to wile away a few hours.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Kenneth More does his affable eccentric Englishman abroad as a gunsmith who inevitably becomes mistaken for a gunslinger during a range war. If film comedy were to be believed, there wasn't a real sheriff to be found in the whole of the west; Wyatt Earp probably really did pet shampoos. It's purely by the numbers stuff, as More woos Jayne Mansfield while inadvertently foiling the stereotypical cowpokes in what is essentially a Carry On film without the innuendo (Sid James even puts in an appearance as the town drunk). The only real surprise is that Mansfield became such a star; her uninspired musical interludes were dubbed by Connie Francis and she sure as hell can't act. Bob Hope and Jane Russell did this routine a whole lot better 10 years earlier in The Paleface films.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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