The New Pictures, Jul. 9, 1945

Along Came Jones (International-RKO Radio), Gary Cooper's first effort as a producer, is also his first Western since The Westerner (1940). The result turns out to be something like watching a grown man roll a hoop. Dyed-in-the-wool Cooper fans, and Western fans, may find the whole thing a little painful. But people who take neither Cooper nor Westerns seriously may be agreeably entertained.

The pi'cture has all the makings of the genuine article: a pretty, sharpshooting cowgirl (Loretta Young), a vicious bandit (Dan Duryea), a stagecoach holdup, posses, fast horses, plenty of shooting, a...

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