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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 »
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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 »
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NewsDesk:
(21 articles)
User Reviews:
Your fault. My fault. I'm gonna blow your head off! See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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:
Pedro Galván ... Doctor
Maria Rocio ... Maria
Maria Rosario ... Maria

Michael E. Burgess ... Little Boy (uncredited)
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
George Fenneman ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
'Chico' Hernandez ... Boy on Town (uncredited)
John Kelly ... City Hawk (uncredited)
Jerry Summers ... Escondero Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)

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) (as William H. Clothier A.S.C.)
 
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)
James House .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kay Shea .... hair stylist (uncredited)
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)
Jaime Contreras .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Harry S. Franklin .... second assistant director (uncredited)
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
Phil Cory .... special effects (uncredited)
 
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)
Rob McCarthy .... best boy (uncredited)
Karl Reed .... grip (uncredited)
Paul Schori Jr. .... generator operator (uncredited)
Dave Sutton .... still photographer (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
Johnny Johnson .... office staff
Bill McCoy .... humane society: representative
Luis Niebla .... stand-in: Ethan Wayne
Mary St. John .... secretary: John Wayne
Edward Arnold .... location auditor (uncredited)
Ted Bonnet .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Michael N. Cobin .... office staff (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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for western violence (DVD rating) (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) | Austria:16 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-16 | France:16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | New Zealand:PG (TV rating) | New Zealand:M (original rating) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1990) (2001) (2003) | USA:GP (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (DVD rating) (2001) | USA:PG-13 (VHS rating) (1990) | USA:G (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:16 (f) (original rating) | West Germany:12 (f) (re-rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
70mm blow-up version released in Spain under the title "El Gran Jack".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:
Michael McCandles:You want to chance it Mother?
Martha McCandles:Buck?
Buck Duggan:No matter what happens I think they'll kill the boy sooner or later, Texas have the best rifleman in the world luck with 200 yards to hit them-...
Martha McCandles:It very daring yes, yes I chance it. What you think Jacob?
Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles:Suit yourself Martha
Martha McCandles:I was asking your opinion Jacob
Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles:No, You made up your mind and you made your decision alone, you live it alone
Martha McCandles:I was wrong you haven't change, have you Jacob McCandles
Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles:Not one bit.
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Movie Connections:
References The Searchers (1956)See more »

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29 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Your fault. My fault. I'm gonna blow your head off!, 21 April 1999
Author: Thomas Clement (Mr. OpEd) from Los Angeles

That's one of my favorite lines from this picture and the way it's delivered, both times, is thrilling. Violent and bloody (and Bernstein's music makes one of the machete attacks even worse, his sense of drama is so good!) so don't let pre-teens or the impressionable see it! Boone is an awesome villain and Wayne and his "dog" make an odd hero combo. Big Jake is a big film, depicting the end of the cowboy era, without bemoaning the passing, and deftly incorporating new technology with the old. The tension between Wayne and his three boys is fine and there's some funny scenes, too. Highly recommended. PS: a Big Jake fan wrote into Entertainment Magazine in the 80s that this was one of his favorite Wayne films; the EM staff had never heard of it. I canceled my subscription.

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