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The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 22 November 1958 (Japan)
Marshal Jake Wade aids outlaw Clint Hollister escape jail but Clint wants to know where Wade hid an old hold-up loot taken while both men were outlaws in the same gang.

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

William Bowers (screenplay), Marvin H. Albert (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Burt Douglas ... Lieutenant
Eddie Firestone ... Burke
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Don't miss this gun-crashing story of relentless pursuit and violent vengeance! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

It looks like Richard Widmark is riding Pie, James Stewart's favorite horse. See more »

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

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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Referenced in A Majority of One (1961) See more »

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Solid Western
14 January 2011 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

Reformed marshal helps former cohort escape from prison, but comes to regret it. Taylor is fine as the stoic marshal trying to escape his outlaw past. Widmark makes a terrific villain, without resorting to the giggling psycho persona that marked many of his earlier performances as bad guys. He even has some funny lines. The enigmatic Silva is notable as a member of Widmark's gang. Sturges made a number of Westerns during the 1950s. This is another solid entry in the director's Western filmography, although it's not as good as the one that preceded it (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral) or the one that followed it (Last Train from Gun Hill).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1958 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,538,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo (as Perspecta Sound) (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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