Along Came Jones

Along Came Jones

Stuart Heisler (1945)

86min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Fans of the Coasters' immortal 1950s record Along Came Jones should check out this undervalued film, in which amiable cowpoke Gary Cooper is mistaken for outlaw Dan Duryea. It's a likeable compendium of western clichés, ably handled by former editor Stuart Heisler, who would later direct "Coop" in Dallas (1950). There's much to enjoy here, not least a lovely, knowing performance from Loretta Young. (She was hand-picked by Cooper, who was also the film's producer.) The title passed into western movie folklore.

Summary

Two happy-go-lucky cowboys ride into a small town, where they are mistaken for killers by the local folk. Comedy Western, starring Gary Cooper, William Demarest, Loretta Young and Dan Duryea.

Cast & Crew

Melody Jones Gary Cooper
George Fury William Demarest
Cherry de Longpre Loretta Young
Monte Jarrad Dan Duryea
Director Stuart Heisler

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures LtdAvailable on: DVD
Comedy Drama