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Along Came Jones (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 19 July 1945 (USA)
A good-natured saddle tramp traveling with his sidekick is mistaken for a ruthless outlaw with a price on his head.

Director:

Stuart Heisler

Writers:

Nunnally Johnson, Alan Le May (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Melody Jones
Loretta Young ... Cherry de Longpre
William Demarest ... George Fury
Dan Duryea ... Monte Jarrad
Frank Sully ... Avery de Longpre
Don Costello ... Leo Gledhill
Walter Sande ... Ira Waggoner
Russell Simpson ... Pop de Longpre
Arthur Loft ... Sheriff
Willard Robertson ... Luke Packard
Ray Teal ... Kriendler
Lane Chandler ... Boone
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Storyline

Riding into Payneville, easy-going cowboy Melody Jones is mistaken by the townsfolk for notorious gunman Monte Jarrad. The real Jarrad is hiding out wounded on the ranch of childhood sweetheart Cherry. She has the idea of sending Jones off to decoy the pursuing posse, but once he's met Cherry, Jones has other plans. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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IT'S THE WEST AT ITS BEST! WITH ROOTIN'...TOOTIN'...SHOOTIN' COOPER! (original ad - all caps)


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Cowboy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Loretta Young was pregnant with her son Christopher Lewis during shooting and was told by her doctor to take it easy because of all the horseback riding she had to do during filming. See more »

Goofs

The opening shot during the credits depicts a stagecoach being pulled by 6 horses, 3 white horses on the left and 3 dark horses on the right; the very next shot, all the horses switch sides, with the white ones on the right and the dark ones on the left. After that, they switch back to their original positions. See more »

Quotes

Melody Jones: [as he is swapping clothes with Monte] Not even if we swapped every stich,
[Handing him the silver dollar he always keeps]
Melody Jones: 'cause there still wouldn't be no scar on my face.
Monte Jarrad: [Cold-bloodedly] But who'd know that... if there wasn't no face left?
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Connections

Featured in John Wayne Made Me Cry: Our Western Heros (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Round and Round
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Al Stewart
Music by Arthur Lange
Sung by Gary Cooper
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Veru entertaining
24 August 2005 | by longicadusSee all my reviews

I liked it a lot. A movie that didn't get the recognition it deserves. Typical Gary Cooper, terse and insightful in the fashion of the times. I will never forget the song he sang that goes on and on. I was a kid when I saw this and memorized about 20 verses of "Old Joe Clark" back then. Loretta played a good part and her role should be emulated by the fairer gender today. Dan Durey played his usual tough guy role, but did a credible job. I would like to see it come out again or perhaps a remake, however, I don't know anyone in Hollywood that can imitate Cooper. Just for grins this was the movie we watched in Denver when we were inducted in the Army. Black and white is a medium that should live forever.


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