After the Civil War, ex-Confederate soldiers heading for a new life in Mexico run into ex-Union cavalrymen selling horses to the Mexican government but they must join forces to fight off Mexican bandits and revolutionaries.
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
McCandles Ranch is run over by a gang of cutthroats led by the evil John Fain. They kidnap little Jacob McCandles and hold him for one million dollars ransom. There is only one man brave enough, tough enough, and smart enough to bring him back alive, and that man is Big Jake.Written by
Christopher D. Ryan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The automobiles driven by the Texas Rangers were "REO" Motor Car Company cars, the name of an actual automobile manufacturer founded in 1905. REO stood for the initials of its founder, Ransom E. Olds, the same man who founded another company which would become Oldsmobile. REO continued to manufacture motorized vehicles, mostly trucks and buses, as late as 1975 when they filed for bankruptcy, with the remainder of the company now owned by Volvo White trucks. See more »
When Jake is seen riding his horse down the steep hill after Michael, dark gloves can be seen on his hands as he controls the horse. These gloves were not on his hands before he started down the hill, and this may be Wayne's double attempting this stunt. See more »
A very entertaining John Wayne western. Richard Boone makes a great villian. It's action packed much more in the style of a Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry picture than a vintage John Wayne. Most highly recommended of Wayne's movies in the post-True Grit period.
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