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Writers:
Harry Julian Fink (written by) and
Rita M. Fink (written by)
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Release Date:
26 May 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Big John = Big Jake = Big Western See more »
Plot:
The McCandles ranch is run over by a gang of cutthroats led by the evil John Fain. They kidnap little... See more » | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(21 articles)
User Reviews:
Love the Duke!! See more (59 total) »

Cast

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John Wayne ... Jacob McCandles

Richard Boone ... John Fain

Patrick Wayne ... James McCandles

Christopher Mitchum ... Michael McCandles

Bruce Cabot ... Sam Sharpnose
Bobby Vinton ... Jeff McCandles

Glenn Corbett ... O'Brien

John Doucette ... Buck Duggan

Maureen O'Hara ... Martha McCandles

Jim Davis ... Head of Lynching Party

John Agar ... Bert Ryan

Harry Carey Jr. ... Pop Dawson
Gregg Palmer ... John Goodfellow

Roy Jenson ... Gunman at Bathhouse in Escondero
Virginia Capers ... Delilah
Bill Walker ... Moses Brown (as William Walker)
John McLiam ... Army Officer

Bernard Fox ... Scottish Shepherd
Don Epperson ... Saloon Bully in Escondero
Jim Burk ... Trooper
Dean Smith ... James William 'Kid' Duffy

Ethan Wayne ... Little Jake McCandles

Hank Worden ... Hank

Tom Hennesy ... Mr. Sweet
Chuck Roberson ... Texas Ranger
Robert Warner ... Will Fain
Jeff Wingfield ... Billy Devries
Jerry Gatlin ... Stubby
Everett Creach ... Walt Devries
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael E. Burgess ... Little Boy (uncredited)
George Fenneman ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
'Chico' Hernandez ... Boy on Town (uncredited)
Jerry Summers ... Escondero Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Sherman 
John Wayne (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Harry Julian Fink (written by) and
Rita M. Fink (written by) (as R.M. Fink)

Produced by
Michael Wayne .... producer (as Michael A. Wayne)
John Wayne .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harry W. Gerstad  (as Harry Gerstad)
 
Casting by
Hoyt Bowers 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ray Moyer 
 
Makeup Department
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (as David Grayson)
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph C. Behm .... unit manager
Lee Lukather .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... assistant director (as Newton Arnold)
Joe Lauth .... assistant director (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ray Thompson .... property
 
Sound Department
John Ferguson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Jensen .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Babcock .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddy Donno .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Ferguson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy .... stunt double: Gregg Palmer (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Warner .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Sutton .... stills
Richard Barth .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
William Dodds .... camera operator (uncredited)
James Glennon .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Alexander Klein .... camera mechanic (uncredited)
Robert McCarthy .... best boy (uncredited)
Karl Reed .... grip (uncredited)
Paul Schori Jr. .... generator operator (uncredited)
Bill Tharp .... grip (uncredited)
James V. Vajana .... gaffer (uncredited)
Frank Visconti .... crane operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luster Bayless .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
George Coleman .... transportation coordinator
Frank Austin .... driver (uncredited)
James D. Brubaker .... driver (uncredited)
J.W. Coffman .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Conte .... driver (uncredited)
John Corwin .... driver (uncredited)
Bob Goodrich .... driver (uncredited)
Bobbie Green .... driver (uncredited)
William Charles Hauer .... driver (uncredited)
Rex Schroetter .... driver (uncredited)
Richard R. Seay .... driver (uncredited)
Jean Spray .... driver (uncredited)
Joseph Wolfe Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main title design
Edward Arnold .... location auditor (uncredited)
Ted Bonnet .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Wayne Cutlip .... wrangler (uncredited)
Jeanne Dodson .... production secretary (uncredited)
Dawn Forrester .... production secretary (uncredited)
Barney Fotheringham .... catering chief (uncredited)
Heinz Hagin .... cook (uncredited)
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator (uncredited)
Billy Jones .... head wrangler (uncredited)
Gordon G. Jones .... wrangler (uncredited)
Thomas John Kane .... liaison (uncredited)
Alice Moriarty .... production secretary (uncredited)
Martin Roosendahl .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Robert Shuman .... accountant (uncredited)
Carole Steller .... production secretary (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie .... trainer: John Wayne (uncredited)
Robert Weatherwax .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Ruth West .... accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for western violence (2001)
Runtime:
110 min
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Color:
Black and White (photographs in opening credits) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1990) (2001) (2003) | USA:PG-13 | USA:GP (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (2001) | USA:G (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:16 (f) (original rating) | West Germany:12 (f) (re-rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The ranch house used for the McCandles ranch is the same house used for the Chisum ranch in Chisum (1970), a John Wayne western made a year earlier. Note the scenery around the ranch.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the hotel room,James clearly punches Jake above the left eye,yet blood flows from his lip.See more »
Quotes:
John Fain:Kid mean anything to you?
Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles:Never laid eyes on 'im.
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Movie Connections:
References Chisum (1970)See more »

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21 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Love the Duke!!, 17 February 2005
Author: rubinmail-one from United States

First I have to say that I am a huge JW fan. In this film JW is his classic Kick A** self. There is some sentimental stuff in here, about the old man's relationship with his grown sons. Basically it is good old John Wayne Action. When the bad guys get the drop on him, all you can think is "Big mistake" This film is set in the early 1900s. There is an interesting parallel between the passing of the baton from one generation to the next (Jake and his grown sons) and the passing of technology. We see new fangled weapons and a motor car. (Naturally Jake rejects these)

Finally: You got to love the idea of Big Jake owning a dog named ..... DOG.

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