The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

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After inadvertently stopping an Indian attack on his stagecoach while traveling in the American West, an English gentleman finds himself appointed sheriff of a nearby town.


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  • Jayne Mansfield and Kenneth More in The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)
  • Jayne Mansfield in The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)
  • Kenneth More in The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)
  • Jayne Mansfield and Kenneth More in The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)
  • The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)
  • Jayne Mansfield and Kenneth More in The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

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19 May 2011 | eileen-osullivan1
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| Brilliant
I just loved this film. Kenneth Moore was inspired as the English gentleman buffoon. When you get that 'innocent abroad' persona - for example with Ali G in America; with 'The Idiot Abroad' etc, it's a brilliant tool for cutting through prevailing cultural norms, even if they are for example, whether it's etiquette to shoot first and speak later, or better to proffer a nice cup of tea. When he 'disarms' the injuns at the start of the film it's beautifully done and dead funny.

Jayne Mansfield is like a cartoon character, full blown - in a not quite 'Marilyn' way - and a reasonable foil for our Ken. Even her '50s starlet soon to be housewife' style of singing, (check out 'The Valley Of Love'), seemingly so inappropriate in a rough, tough saloon owner/ music hall glamour girl, fits in so neatly. The whole thing is a pastiche of the age - the 'civilized' 50s making sense of a wild, wild world, with a boy meets girl bottom line.

Like I said - brilliant! Oh and English classic comedian Syd James has a cameo role, so even better.

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Details

Release Date:

13 March 1959

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

England, UK

Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,924,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,410,000

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