Skip to comments.Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Along Came Jones"(1945)
Posted on 06/08/2014 2:55:57 PM PDT by ReformationFan
The Coasters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrGaoSB0Eus&feature=kp
It’s a very enjoyable western-comedy, only marred by some weak back-projection scenes and studio interiors, giving it a sometimes claustrophobic feel.
I plopped down in my easy chair and turned on Channel 2
A bad gunslinger called Salty Sam was chasin poor Sweet Sue
He trapped her in the old sawmill and said with an evil laugh,
If you don't give me the deed to your ranch I'll saw you all in half!
And then he grabbed her He tied her up
He turned on the bandsaw
And then along came Jones
Tall thin Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones
Commercial came on, so I got up to get myself a snack
You shouldve seen what was goin on by the time that I got back
Down in the old abandoned mine, Sweet Sue was havin fits
That villain said, Give me the deed to your ranch Or I'll blow you all to bits!
And then he grabbed her
He tied her up
He lit the fuse to the dynamite
I got so bugged I turned it off and turned on another show
But there was the same old shoot-em-up and the same old rodeo
Salty Sam was tryin to stuff Sweet Sue in a burlap sack
He said, If you don't give me the deed to your ranch I'm gonna throw you on the railroad tracks!
And then he grabbed her
He tied her up
He threw her on the railroad tracks
A train started comin
Wow, looks good. Alas, won’t be able to see til tomorrow night. Which is good, I’m fresh out of popcorn! :)
Excellent, I love The Coasters, they were fantastic. My car radio in high school only came in when I drove East or West, so my girlfriends and I had to cruise back and forth in town to listen to The Coasters and others. Probably trying to pick up Wolfman Jack’s show. Good memories!!
Thanks, have an list on old movies you like that worth looking over?
I like everything from “The Thin Man series” to most classical blockbusters. Love period pieces 1800’s and some good performed King Arther era time works. It doesn’t have to be action oriented, I can and often do like character movies. Comedies are ok, but slapstick humor and stupid lead characters don’t float my boat (hate stupid leads that make me want to shout at them to get a clue). Bob Hope may of been a great man, but I can’t sit though one of his movies. Favorite actor probable Jimmy Stewart, and any pretty faced lady.
I noticed that right away when the clouds in the background didn't move. I think movie goers in that era didn't notice that as much as we do now.
Maybe it's a view through rose-colored glasses but most of today's crop of movie stars don't hold a candle to Gary Cooper and Loretta Young and a dozen others I could name.
Agree completely. Oh, and one problem the film’s production might have had was that during WW2, with gas rationing, sometimes driving far away for a location shoot was prohibitively expensive. Films often tended to be a little backlot-bound during those years. After the war ended, the western films seem to ‘open up’ to more real, scenic backdrops (like the many Universal color westerns). If “Along Came Jones” was filmed two or three years later, it probably would have been benefited a lot.
Anyway, it’s an old favorite, nonetheless. I’ll watch a Gary Cooper or a Jimmy Stewart (or heck, even a Hoot Gibson) film before anything coming out nowadays. It’s not so much a question of acting ability as it is with appreciating the adult, no-nonsense comportment of the protagonists. Too much annoying self-consciousness, too much sarcasm, too much over-emoting blather for my tastes nowadays.
“Thanks, have an list on old movies you like that worth looking over?”
No specific lists but some movies with conservative and/or Republican stars worth looking at:
James Stewart and any pretty faced lady-
“Vertigo” with Kim Novak
“It’s A Wonderful Life” with Donna Reed
“The Big Country” with Jean Simmons
“El Cid” with Sophia Loren
“55 Days At Peking” with Ava Gardner
“The Wreck of the Mary Deare” with Gary Cooper(maybe not a great movie but the only time these 2 macho conservative legendary he-man appeared in the same film).
“Only Angels Have Wings” with Rita Hayworth and Jean Arthur
“Once Upon A Honeymoon” with Ginger Rogers(very underrated WWII-era comedy/adventure. Miss Rogers’ character if not stupid is at least terribly naive at first as a golddigger who marries an Austrian baron not knowing he’s a Nazi while Grant’s the reporter who rescues her from him)
Also, type in mfasa in keywords and you can see a list of all the titles I’ve posted so far. Some may still be available to see on the net or not.
Thank you for taking the time to share a few movies with me. I also appreciate the clue on the keyword search. Think I will try that Vertigo one for starters.
No worries on finding them, me does have me tricks. /wink
“Think I will try that Vertigo one for starters.”
Make sure you don’t read any spoilers or any thing else about it first. Vertigo is one of those films that is best watched without knowing anything about it prior to watching it the 1st time.
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