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Along Came Jones

Along Came Jones

Stuart Heisler (1945)

PG Certificate


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 clich├ęs, 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.


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
Cherry de Longpre Loretta Young
George Fury William Demarest
Monte Jarrad Dan Duryea
Cherry's brother Frank Sully
Pop de Longpre Russell Simpson
Sheriff Arthur Loft
Luke Packard Willard Robertson
Gledhill Don Costello (1)
Director Stuart Heisler
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd Available on: Available on DVD

Comedy Drama

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