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Director  Stuart Heisler
Initial DVD release  September 4, 2001
Duration  
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance, Western
Music director  Arthur Lange
Language  English
Along Came Jones (film) movie poster
Writer  Nunnally Johnson, Alan Le May
Release date  June 20, 1945 (1945-06-20) ( Premiere-Dallas) July 15, 1945 (1945-07-15) (U.S.)
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)
Similar movies  Cowboys & Aliens, The Cheyenne Social Club, Hot Lead and Cold Feet, The Rounders, Pardners, Six Gun
Tagline  IT'S THE WEST AT ITS BEST! WITH ROOTIN'...TOOTIN'...SHOOTIN' COOPER!

Along Came Jones is a 1945 Western comedy film starring Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, and Dan Duryea, in which Cooper mercilessly spoofs his own slow-talking cowboy persona. The movie was adapted by Nunnally Johnson from the novel Useless Cowboy by Alan Le May, and directed by Stuart Heisler.

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Along Came Jones (film) movie scenes

Much of the movie was shot at the widely filmed Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Calif. This was the only feature film produced by Cooper during his long movie career, and he had roots at Iverson, having worked there in The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) and other productions. Cooper had a Western town built at the movie ranch for Along Came Jones, which was then used in many other productions during the next 10-plus years and became a fixture in B-Westerns in particular.

Along Came Jones (film) movie scenes

Plot

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Easygoing Melody Jones (Gary Cooper) and his friend George Fury (William Demarest) wander into a town. Jones is mistaken for a wanted bandit named Monte Jarrad (Dan Duryea), which causes him no end of trouble. Meanwhile, the real Jarrad is hiding out in the home of his girl, Cherry de Longpre (Loretta Young). At first, she tries to use the newcomer to distract the townsfolk, but as she gets to know Jones, her feelings start to change.

Cast

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

    Along Came Jones was presented on This Is Hollywood December 28, 1946. Janet Blair and Joel McCrea starred in the adaptation.

    In popular culture

    The film's ironic title probably inspired the popular 1959 Coasters song "Along Came Jones" written by Leiber and Stoller; songwriter Mike Stoller had studied orchestration under Arthur Lange, the composer of the film's score.

    In the film Cooper sings the song 'I'm a poor lonesome cowboy', which would later be used as the signature song of Lucky Luke in the eponymous comics series by René Goscinny and Morris.

    References

    Along Came Jones (film) Wikipedia
    Along Came Jones (film) IMDb Along Came Jones (film) themoviedb.org


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