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THE SHERIFF OF FRACTURED JAW starring KENNETH MORE, JAYNE MANSFIELD, ROBERT MORLEY, HENRY HULL, BRUCE CABOT and WILLIAM CAMPBELL

Those in the mood for a lighthearted Western fish-out-of-water tale will find plenty to like in THE SHERIFF OF FRACTURED JAW, an amiable little film that plays a familiar tune but does so deftly and with a genial spirit. The film is adapted by Howard Dimsdale from a short story written by Jacob Hay. The plot centers around Jonathon Tibbs (Moore), the son of a family of English gunsmiths. He travels to the American West in the 1880s to sell firearms to the locals. While on stagecoach route he survives an Indian attack purely by stiff upper lip British luck, and then he inadvertently acquires a reputation of quickness on the draw due to his wrist mounted Derringer style weapon. Sensing an opportunity to finally clean up Fractured Jaw, which is in the middle of a war between The Lazy S & Box T factions, the mayor bluffs Tibbs into becoming the sheriff. Cue hilarity as the hopelessly ill equipped Englishman starts to clean up the town with the help of buxom saloon owner Kate (Mansfield) and his new family; the Indians.
Owing a great deal to precursors such as RUGGLES OF RED GAP and much less raucous than such later spoofs as CAT BALLOU or BLAZING SADDLES, SHERIFF is the kind of movie that tends to evoke a feature-length smile rather than roars of laughter in its audience. Not that there aren't a decent number of genuine laughs to be had along the way; it's just that SHERIFF is out to please rather than to overwhelm, and it succeeds nicely. Much of its success is due to the nifty and nimble performance of Kenneth More in the title role, one of the most likeable cowards one is likely to encounter on screen. His co-star, Jayne Mansfield, is fine and she certainly looks stunning, and gives one of her best and least mannered performances. The supporting cast is good, especially Henry Hull and Robert Morley. Raoul Walsh, directing in a style with which he is not usually associated, keeps things moving briskly, resulting in a breezy and entertaining little movie.
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