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Director:
Writers:
William Bowers (screenplay)
Marvin H. Albert (novel)
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Release Date:
22 July 1958 (Japan) See more »
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Filmed in Color amid the grandeur of the High Sierras ! See more »
Plot:
Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Taylor ... Jake Wade

Richard Widmark ... Clint Hollister
Patricia Owens ... Peggy
Robert Middleton ... Ortero

Henry Silva ... Rennie

DeForest Kelley ... Wexler (as De Forest Kelley)
Burt Douglas ... Lieutenant
Eddie Firestone ... Burke
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Coby ... Deputy (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Richard H. Cutting ... Luke, Jake's Deputy (uncredited)
Roy Engel ... Avery (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Rory Mallinson ... Deputy (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Dean Smith ... Soldier (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Cavalry Sergeant (uncredited)

Directed by
John Sturges 
 
Writing credits
William Bowers (screenplay)

Marvin H. Albert (novel)

Produced by
William B. Hawks .... producer (as William Hawks)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
 
Casting by
Leonard Murphy (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Daniel B. Cathcart 
William A. Horning 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Otto Siegel 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Al Shenberg .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Saunders .... assistant director
Jack N. Reddish .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Walter Brown .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
Thomas Edwards .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lee LeBlanc .... special effects
 
Stunts
Gene Coogan .... stunts (uncredited)
Martha Crawford .... stunt double: Patricia Owens (uncredited)
Carl Pitti .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Schmitz .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Ellsworth .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Evelyn Rickart .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Other crew
Grace Dubray .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Howard 'Dutch' Horton .... location manager (uncredited)
Jim Merrick .... publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
86 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Perspecta Stereo (as Perspecta Sound) (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved (certificate #18917) | West Germany:16

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Goofs:
Continuity: When Marshall Wade comes into a town near the start of the movie leading an extra horse, he throws that horse's rein up against a rail and it drops right off. As he steps down from his horse, the other horse's rein is now tightly wound around the rail.See more »
Quotes:
Peggy Carter:Your father was a preacher?
Rennie:Kind of a phony evangelist. I tell ya, he was about the meanest man I've ever met in my life. He just naturally liked to beat up on anything that was smaller than him. And of course, he could always say he was beating the fear of God into ya.
Peggy Carter:Well, where is he now?
Rennie:Well, I, ah, well I hope I know where he is. He was the first man I ever killed.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Majority of One (1961)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Always on the run..., 26 April 2007
Author: Howlin Wolf from Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.

'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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