Tuesday, 5 June 2012

sheriff of fractured jaw (1958) - raoul walsh

A 'Classic' in very large inverted commas, 'The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw' features Kenneth More as the upper class Englishman who travels to the Wild West to sell some of his family's shops guns. Due to a mix up, he becomes sheriff, everyone thinks he is a fast draw and a cool customer, and the local bad girl (Jayne Mansfield) falls for him (and him for her). I can't see what makes her attractive to him, but each to their own.
It's a knockabout farce with lots of stereotypes and ridiculous situations, but pleasant enough for chilling out.
They don't make 'em like this anymore, that's for sure.

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