The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
Jake Wade (Robert Taylor) is the marshal of a peaceloving western town. Clint Hollister (Richard Widmark) is an outlaw, imprisoned not far from Jake's jurisdiction. In return for a past favor, Wade, himself an ex-outlaw, releases Hollister. Though Jake considers his debt to be paid, Hollister doesn't see things that way, insisting that Wade turn over a fortune in stolen cash that the lawman had buried just before going straight. To ensure Wade's cooperation, Hollister holds Jake's fiancee Peggy (Patricia Owens) hostage. Elevating this cat-and-mouse western above the norm is an abundance of first-rate dialogue. The Law and Jake Wade was based on a novel by Marvin H. Albert. … More
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Solid western benefits from beautiful location photography and a strong cast. Taylor is looser than usual and his weathered appearance suits his character's back story. The best performance unsurprisingly comes from the great Richard Widmark, true his part is nothing he hasn't done before but he was always so adept and enjoyable in his villianry it's a pleasure to watch.More
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