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jjnxn
Super Reviewer
October 20, 2008
One of Jayne's better efforts, cute comedy nothing earth shaking but a pleasant way to wile away a few hours.
garyX
Super Reviewer
December 6, 2007
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.
½ April 17, 2013
Directed by Raoul Walsh (The Roaring Twenties (1939), High Sierra (1941) and White Heat (1948)), production on this comedy western was to have taken place in Hollywood, but was moved to England and Spain to save on the budget. It was a canny decision, it would be the first western to be made in Spain, (a trend would soon begin), and it has an odd but eclectic mix of British and American actors too. It begins in England in the 1880's, Jonathon Tibbs (Kenneth More) is the nephew of Lucius Tibbs (Robert Morley), runs a gunsmith business, but Jonathon has no interest in the business, prefering instead to invent odd contraptions, including a steam powered carriage. But, business is slow, and when he hears about how guns are widely used in America, he travels over there to try and sell some, and he finds himself in the lawless town of Fractured Jaw, where he finds himself standing up to local outlaws and Indians. Jonathon is appointed Sheriff of Fractured Jaw, and he is aided by hotel owner Miss Kate (Jayne Mansfield), and he decides to bring law and order to this town. It's a very silly film, and the idea of seeing More in a western sounds like a recipe for disaster, but it isn't, it's very well filmed and even the comedy holds up. Oh, and look out for Sid James playing a drunk, this could be a dry run for what he later did in Carry On Cowboy (1965). :P
August 15, 2012
great change from westerns of the time, interesting story line.
½ December 9, 2011
It has an acceptable energy in the first half but this goes nowhere on account of its general dopiness.
½ July 26, 2011
Entertaining comedy, even if just for Jayne Mansfield's implausably large bust and tiny waist.
Super Reviewer
April 1, 2010
Good comedy that got better as it went along but wouldve been way better without all the singing
November 7, 2009
well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch......its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie...i think that kenneth more, jayne mansfield, henry hill, william campbell, bruce cabot, ronald squire play good roles/parts throughout this movie....i think that the director of this western/comedy movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie....i think that this is a good western movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie...i think that this is an enjoyable movie 2 watch
½ November 8, 2008
With westerns not being my favourite genre of films, I didn't find it easy to warm to this film, despite Ken More's best efforts as the eccentric Englishman - but even sometimes this can become slightly annoying.
jjnxn
Super Reviewer
October 20, 2008
One of Jayne's better efforts, cute comedy nothing earth shaking but a pleasant way to wile away a few hours.
½ March 26, 2008
A charming and fun little western with a few nice laughs. I can see one or two influences on Blazing Saddles if I'm honest, the fish-out-of-water sheriff this time is an Englishman. Less racist jokes than Blazing Saddles but still worth a look if it's on the telly.
½ March 21, 2008
Likeable comedy western with More as a fish-out-of-water English inventor tackling gunslingers and befriending Indians in the Wild West, wll the while wooing the local feisty lady Saloon owner. More is affable enough delivering many a cracking one liner, but Mansfield can barely act at all - employed only for her pneumatic charms no doubt.
December 6, 2007
Absolutely hilarious, I guess noone will watch it because people believe new is better
garyX
Super Reviewer
December 6, 2007
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.
December 4, 2007
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.
December 4, 2007
This satirical western see's Kenneth More cast excellently as an Englishman in a world out of context to his mannerisms. It's silly yes, but is watchable and is the forebearer of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns filmed in Spain, this was the first western ever filmed here.
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