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The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)



The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw

(1958)

Comedy / Western

Directed by Raoul Walsh

Cast:

Kenneth More as Jonathan Tibbs
Jayne Mansfield as Kate
Henry Hull as Major Masters
Bruce Cabot as Jack
Ronald Squire as Toynbee, Uncle Lucius' Solicitor
William Campbell as Keeno
Sid James as The Drunk
Reed De Rouen as Clayborne
Charles Irwin as Luke
Donald Stewart as The Drummer
Clancy Cooper as The Barber
Gordon Tanner as Bud Wilkins
Robert Morley as Uncle Lucius
David Horne as James, Uncle Lucius' Butler
Eynon Evans as Manager of Tibbs & Co.
Jonas Applegarth as Running Deer 
Joe Buffalo as Red Wolf 


Jonathon Tibbs comes from a family of gunsmiths and wants nothing to do with the family business. Instead he is interested in creating contrivances, specifically a horseless carriage that is powered only by steam. Afraid that he will not inherit anything from his family for not showing up to work, he realizes that the business is failing and  determines that someone must heighten the sales of the company. He does his research by reading information from the newspaper about the popularity of guns in the West during the 1880s, so he travels to the West to merchandise the company’s weapons to the town people.

Tibbs finds himself the small unrestrained town of Fractured Jaw.  He unintentionally achieves a character for ends up at the small lawless town of Fractured Jaw and inadvertently acquires a reputation for dexterity with his gun, for his gun is attached to his wrist. He joins a gun battle between the 'Box T' and 'Lazy S’, where they both declare they have ownership to the water rights. When Tibbs shows up the gunman sent to kill, he is chosen to be the sheriff of the town.

His goal is make the town a better place. He catches the attention of Miss Kate, a beautiful blonde who owns a hotel and supports him in everything he does. She even helps him fight off everyone that wants him dead. The town becomes more peaceful and he gains some allies, including an Indian tribe. Tibbs marries Kate and stays in Fractured Jaw.



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