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

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26 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, 20 February 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Some of the best westerns of the Fifties and Sixties were directed by director John Sturges. Sturges's films combined that rare blend of action for the kiddies with adult problems and issues.

Here the problem is a debt owed or at least that's what Marshal Jake Wade feels towards Clint Hollister. Before Jake broke with the Hollister, it seems that Hollister saved him from a hangman's noose back when he ran with Hollister's gang. Jake hears about Hollister being arrested and sentenced to be hanged so he rides a piece and breaks him from jail.

That squares it as far as the Marshal is concerned, but the outlaw leader has other ideas. Seems Jake ran off with the proceeds from the last job. No good deed goes unpunished in this life. Hollister re-unites with his gang and they kidnap the Marshal and his fiancée and force him to lead them to the money.

You have to watch the film for the rest of this. If you're any kind of a fan of westerns, I think you'll know how this turns out.

Robert Taylor plays the upright Marshal Jake Wade who could have let the whole thing slide and let outlaw Richard Widmark hang, but he feels a debt. It's a good part for Taylor as he was winding down his contract at MGM. Unfortunately Taylor doesn't figure that Widmark owed him something for running off with the loot. The two leads play well off each other.

Rounding out the cast is Patricia Owens who is your typical crinoline western woman and the rest of Widmark's gang which included DeForest Kelley, Robert Middleton, and Henry Silva among others.

Nice Saturday afternoon fare for all fans of the American western, like me.

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