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Jack Slade (1953)

 -  Western  -  8 November 1953 (USA)
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A twelve year old Joey Slade sees his father gunned down in front of him and decides that he will dedicate his life to ridding society of all outlaws. He assumes the name Jack and as an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Stevens ...
Jack Slade
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Virginia Maria Dale
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Jules Reni
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Judge Davidson
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Dan Traver
Harry Shannon ...
Tom Carter
John Harmon ...
Hollis
Jim Bannon ...
Farnsworth
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Bolt Mackay
David May ...
Tump
Ron Hargrave ...
Ned Prentice
Sammy Ogg ...
Joey Slade
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Alf Slade
Richard Reeves ...
Rufe Prentice
Dorothy Kennedy ...
Mrs. Ward
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A twelve year old Joey Slade sees his father gunned down in front of him and decides that he will dedicate his life to ridding society of all outlaws. He assumes the name Jack and as an adult takes on hired gun type jobs in order to achieve his revenge. Written by buddyluv <amanda@atrax.net.au>

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Everyone knew the terror of his blazing iron...only she knew the fire in his heart! See more »

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Western

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8 November 1953 (USA)  »

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Jack Slade, Desperado  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Music by Britt Wood
Lyrics by Ed Bloodworth
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Relatively unmemorable B-western
15 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

It's pretty good for what it is, but in telling the tale of Slade, a hired killer for the stagecoach, the story slides too easily into sentimentality and easy ways to show things. It does have the essential theme, that Slade's humanity is lost in his profession, and this theme is effectively explored. Van Cleef shows up for a minute; fans of his showboating bravura acting style are bound to be disappointed.


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