Along Came Jones 1945 Gary Cooper Western
Stars: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest
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.
Quite a few stock western types are here. Loretta Young is the killer’s girlfriend, a Calamity Jane type who’s pretty accurate with a rifle. William Demarest is the cantankerous old timer sidekick, he could have had a great career portraying those had he stuck to westerns. And Dan Duryea is just fine as the real Monty Jarrad who’s coming back to his hometown to get the loot he’s stashed there.
Cooper as Melody gets in one fix after another at almost a dizzying pace. Though this is a comedy, the showdown between Cooper and Duryea is quite serious.
Typical tall, slim Gary Cooper is terse and insightful in the fashion of the times. The song, “Old Joe Clark” is likely to be one you’ll never forget. Dan Durea played his usual tough guy role, doing a credible job.
Thanks to director Stuart Heisler and writer Nunnally Johnson for creating a fabulously funny film.
- Director: Stuart Heisler
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Production Co.: International Pictures
- Run time: 90 minutes
- Sound: Mono
- Color: Black and White
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This movie arrives on a professional grade DVD-R disc placed in a slim jewel case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the image.
You may also enjoy the 1936 Gary Cooper DVD Set. This set includes two great movies with Mr. Cooper, aka “The Coop” from 1936. This movies are The Plainsman and The General Died at Dawn.
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