You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Along Came Jones

For his first independent production, Gary Cooper turned out a better-than-average western [from the novel by Alan LeMay]. Cooper is not only the producer but also the star, along with Loretta Young. Without Cooper and Young Jones would be just another horse opera.

Cast:
Gary Cooper Loretta Young William Demarest Dan Duryea Frank Sully Russell Simpson

For his first independent production, Gary Cooper turned out a better-than-average western [from the novel by Alan LeMay]. Cooper is not only the producer but also the star, along with Loretta Young. Without Cooper and Young Jones would be just another horse opera.

Cooper plays a mild-mannered cowpoke who drifts into a small town with his sidekick (William Demarest), thus precipitating a situation in which he’s mistaken for a notorious road agent. Cooper, actually, can’t even handle a gun, but the inevitable result finds him the unwitting and indirect cause of the holdupman’s slaying. And, of course, he gets the latter’s girl (Young).

Cooper plays his usually languid self impressively, while Young is decorative and photographed well. Demarest is in for some comedy relief, of which there is too little, while Dan Duryea is properly menacing as the killer.

Along Came Jones

Production: International/Cinema Artists. Director Stuart Heisler; Producer Gary Cooper; Writer Nunnally Johnson; Camera Milton Krasner Editor Thomas Neff; Music Arthur Lange Art Wiard B. Ihnen

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1945. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: Gary Cooper Loretta Young William Demarest Dan Duryea Frank Sully Russell Simpson

More Film

  • The Classics Film Festival unspools in

    Classics Film Fest Unspools in Colombia (EXCLUSIVE)

    For his first independent production, Gary Cooper turned out a better-than-average western [from the novel by Alan LeMay]. Cooper is not only the producer but also the star, along with Loretta Young. Without Cooper and Young Jones would be just another horse opera. Cooper plays a mild-mannered cowpoke who drifts into a small town with […]

  • All the Money in the World

    Ridley Scott's 'All the Money in the World' Set as Closing Night Film at AFI Fest

    For his first independent production, Gary Cooper turned out a better-than-average western [from the novel by Alan LeMay]. Cooper is not only the producer but also the star, along with Loretta Young. Without Cooper and Young Jones would be just another horse opera. Cooper plays a mild-mannered cowpoke who drifts into a small town with […]

  • Coco

    Morelia: Disney/Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Opens Wide in Mexico Before the U.S. and the World

    For his first independent production, Gary Cooper turned out a better-than-average western [from the novel by Alan LeMay]. Cooper is not only the producer but also the star, along with Loretta Young. Without Cooper and Young Jones would be just another horse opera. Cooper plays a mild-mannered cowpoke who drifts into a small town with […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Thor: Ragnarok' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    For his first independent production, Gary Cooper turned out a better-than-average western [from the novel by Alan LeMay]. Cooper is not only the producer but also the star, along with Loretta Young. Without Cooper and Young Jones would be just another horse opera. Cooper plays a mild-mannered cowpoke who drifts into a small town with […]

  • Film hollywood new leaders variety 2017

    Hollywood's New Leaders in Film

    For his first independent production, Gary Cooper turned out a better-than-average western [from the novel by Alan LeMay]. Cooper is not only the producer but also the star, along with Loretta Young. Without Cooper and Young Jones would be just another horse opera. Cooper plays a mild-mannered cowpoke who drifts into a small town with […]

  • Thomas and Friends- Big World! Big

    International Newswire: Mipcom Sees First Signs of Peak TV Animation

    For his first independent production, Gary Cooper turned out a better-than-average western [from the novel by Alan LeMay]. Cooper is not only the producer but also the star, along with Loretta Young. Without Cooper and Young Jones would be just another horse opera. Cooper plays a mild-mannered cowpoke who drifts into a small town with […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content