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The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

Approved | | Western | 22 July 1958 (Japan)
Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after, but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jake Wade
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Clint Hollister
Patricia Owens ...
Peggy
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Ortero
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Rennie
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Wexler (as De Forest Kelley)
Burt Douglas ...
Lieutenant
Eddie Firestone ...
Burke
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Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after, but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to lead him to a loot Jake buried one year ago when he quitted Clint's gang. Written by Yepok

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The girl is a captive hostage at the mercy of the West's most notorious bandit-killer. See more »

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22 July 1958 (Japan)  »

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Der Schatz des Gehenkten  »

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Peggy serves the soup she takes the lid off the tureen and sets it toward herself. When she puts it back on, it is to the side of the tureen, closer to Jake. See more »

Quotes

Clint Hollister: Well, did you say a few words over the boys?
Ortero: Yeah...good-bye.
Clint Hollister: Very touching.
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Referenced in A Majority of One (1961) See more »

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26 April 2007 | by (Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.) – See all my reviews

'Old' Westerns aren't my favourite type of film - never have been, but if I had to make an exception for a classic example, right now this would be it. One thing in its favour from my point of view is that it tells a simple story which really boils down to one man versus another. Sure, both the title character and the baddie have cohorts, but the crux of the matter is that there's a score to be settled between the two leads. Joyfully, there isn't a posse in sight (unless you include the Indian encounter.)

There's nothing' better than a man trying to atone for his past getting caught up once more with an old accomplice who won't let him forget it. What some call a wooden performance from Robert Taylor, I prefer to call 'relaxed'. I've seen him harshly judged in some quarters, but to me he was a likable presence - although it's true to say that of the two, Richard Widmark takes top honours. The final showdown is tense and competently strung out by Sturges. While it's not quite mano a mano, it IS one on one... To me, that's a good thing.


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