The Law And Jake Wade

  • 1958
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

An admirably scripted western from Sturges which casts Taylor as a former bank robber turned marshal. Years before donning the badge, Taylor was a member of Widmark's gang, but after robbing a local savings and loan he took the money and ran. When news reaches Taylor that Widmark is the guest of honor at a necktie party, the marshal arranges to have his...read more

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An admirably scripted western from Sturges which casts Taylor as a former bank robber turned marshal. Years before donning the badge, Taylor was a member of Widmark's gang, but after robbing a local savings and loan he took the money and ran. When news reaches Taylor that Widmark is the

guest of honor at a necktie party, the marshal arranges to have his life spared. Widmark, still holding a grudge, is less than amiable to Taylor. He and his henchmen kidnap Taylor and his girl, forcing them into the Sierras, where the stolen money was buried. Taylor manages to pull a few quick

moves which end in the death of Widmark's entire gang, saving the last shot for Widmark himself. A movie with interesting morals--Taylor is given the power to save the life of his nemesis, only to take it away in the finale. A gripping picture from the opening credits to the final shootout.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: An admirably scripted western from Sturges which casts Taylor as a former bank robber turned marshal. Years before donning the badge, Taylor was a member of Widmark's gang, but after robbing a local savings and loan he took the money and ran. When news rea… (more)

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