Along Came Jones
IT'S THE WEST AT ITS BEST! WITH ROOTIN'...TOOTIN'...SHOOTIN' COOPER!
An easy-going cowboy is mistaken by the townsfolk for a notorious gunman. The cowboy decides it would be best to leave town, until he meets the gunman's girlfriend.
A simply extraordinary comedy-Western written by Nunnally Johnson: doggedly offbeat and bursting with imaginative plot-twists and crafty gags. Gary Cooper, the most criminally underrated comedian of his era, is a joy in the lead and there's a showy part for the wonderful bit player Willard Robertson (the flamboyant defence barrister in the Leisen-Sturges masterpiece, Remember the Night and sheriff in the classic lynch mob drama, The Ox-Bow Incident), playing a super-cool, uber-cynical express company agent, who's both creator and recipient of some killer reversals.
Western of sorts with Cooper and vacuous Loretta Young in the leads. Can't decide on whether it is a shootem up , a love story, or a comedy. Holds attention for a while but eventually wanders off into ininteresting territory. The shots on horseback are the worst efforts to depict riding I've seen in a long time. The scenery moves inappropriately behind the obviously stationary hores. Pathetic.