The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw


The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw

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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.

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  • Some of the jokes may be elderly, but some humour keeps well, like Christmas pudding : my favourite Western chestnut, for instance, the hotel notice saying : 'No spurs in bed.'

    Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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

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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.

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