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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Richard Widmark, renegade outlaw... He returned to collect on an old debt. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1958 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schatz des Gehenkten See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,538,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$970,000, 31 December 1958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,795,000, 31 December 1958
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

During the Indian attack on the cabin, the first spear thrown by a Comanche flails through the air and upends itself, but is then shown striking the cabin wall that Wade and the others are hiding in. 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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Connections

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

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Good standard western, but with no outstanding merits...
21 January 2001 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

In his second Western of 1958, after "Saddle the Wind," Taylor again is a reformed outlaw who has deserted Widmark's gang, taking along the proceed from a bank robbery...

Taylor becomes a highly respected marshal of a small New Mexico town... He discovers that his old gang leader Widmark faces hanging nearly on a murder charge...

Since Taylor owes his companion an ancient favor, he decides to help him escape from jail, but lives to regret it...

Widmark kidnaps Taylor and his sweetheart Patricia Owens and he and his four confederates (Robert Middleton; Henry Silva; DeForest Kelley and Burt Douglas) force them across the Sierras to a deserted ghost town where Taylor has hidden a buried loot...

Taylor and Owens attempt to escape but Widmark drives them into the town to recover the money... The Comanches were there on their backs... A well-staged Indian raid follows plus the final showdown..

With good shots of the High Sierras and Death Valley, "Law and Jake Wade" is a good standard Western filled with irony dialog and sardonic humor, enjoyable throughout, but with no outstanding merits...


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