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Along Came Jones Details


[[Performer~P223908~Gary Cooper~garycooper]] added "producer" alongside "star" on his resume with this light-hearted Western about a mild-mannered cowboy ([[Performer~P14817~Cooper~garycooper]]) who drifts into a small town with his sidekick ([[Performer~P18513~William Demarest~williamdemarest]]). Naturally, he's mistaken for a notorious highway robber ([[Performer~P20798~Dan Duryea~danduryea]]), although he can barely handle a gun. His impersonation of the menacing gunman falls apart when his skills are put to the test, and he faces certain doom when challenged by the returning gunman himself. In the end, however, our hero defeats the villain and even ends up with his girl ([[Performer~P78190~Loretta Young~lorettayoung]]). A send-up of both Western clichés and [[Performer~P14817~Cooper~garycooper]]'s own heroic persona, Along Came Jones is brisk, amusing entertainment. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:July 19, 1945


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, Cherry's Brother
Russell Simpson
as Pop de Longpre
Arthur Loft
as Sheriff
Willard Robertson
as Luke Packard
Don Costello
as Leo Gledhill
Ray Teal
as Kriendler
Walter Sande
as Ira Waggoner
Lane Chandler
as Boone
Lee Phelps
as Fat Card Player
Hank Bell
as Posse
Lou Davis
Ralph Dunn
as Cotton
Douglas Morrow
as Rifleman
Ed Randolph
as Coach Passenger
Billy Engle
as Wagon Driver
Tony Roux
as Old Mexican
Frank McCarroll
as Posse
Herbert Heywood
as Townsman
Bob Kortman
as Wagon Driver
Tom Herbert
as Card Player
Chalky Williams
as Posse
John Merton
as Card Player
Chris-Pin Martin
as Store Proprietor
Ralph Littlefield
as Townsman
Ernie S. Adams
as Townsman
Frank S. Hagney
as Townsman
Frank Cordell
as Guard on Coach
Paul E. Burns
as Small Man
Jack Baxley
as Rancher On Street
Erville Alderson
as Bartender


Stuart Heisler
Gary Cooper
Nunnally Johnson
Milton Krasner
Hugo W. Friedhofer
Composer (Music Score)
Thomas Neff
Julia Heron
Set Designer
Walter Plunkett
Costume Designer
Arthur Johns
Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Lau
Sound/Sound Designer
Gus Norin