Sheriff wider Willen (1958)

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Sheriff wider Willen: Directed by Raoul Walsh. With Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Henry Hull, Bruce Cabot. After inadvertently stopping an Indian attack on his stagecoach while traveling in the American West, an English gentleman finds himself appointed sheriff of a nearby town.

“Kenneth More and Jayne Mansfield star in The Sheriff Of Fractured Jaw which plays very much like a Carry On film. In fact Sid James of the Carry On company has a brief role as a drunken stagecoach passenger and kind of lends an official presence to this satire of the western. The Carry On crew would later film Carry On Cowboy which this bears some resemblance to.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe real model for this film is Destry Rides Again as Kenneth More plays a rather mild mannered Englishman who goes west to sell firearms, firearms manufactured by his father Robert Morleyu0026#39;s company. More sells Morley on the fact that in the lawless American west what better place can the company find a better market. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003ePoor Moore he manages to get himself involved in a range war between two large ranches, gets appointed sheriff of the town of Fractured Jaw and gets made an adopted member of the local Indian tribe. But this was not without its pleasant side as he manages to also win saloon singer Jayne Mansfield. Sheu0026#39;s more like Wrangler Jane of F Troop than Marlene Dietrich.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eJayne gets three songs also and sheu0026#39;s dubbed by the familiar voice of Connie Francis. Not that Connie doesnu0026#39;t sing them well, but we know thatu0026#39;s Connie Francis coming from Mansfield. They should have used an unknown singer.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe film has its amusing moments, but it really is an overblown Carry On film.”


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