Big Jake

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When Jake's grandson is kidnapped by scurrilous baddie Richard Boone, he sets out to deliver the $1 million ransom. On the off-chance that there'll be gunplay, Jake brings along his sons. In one of her most passive screen roles, Maureen O'Hara plays Jake's estranged wife.

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Cast

John Wayne
as Jacob McCandles
Richard Boone
as John Fain
Maureen O'Hara
as Martha McCandles
Patrick Wayne
as James McCandles
Christopher Mitchum
as Michael McCandles
Bobby Vinton
as Jeff McCandles
Bruce Cabot
as Sam Sharpnose
Ethan Wayne
as Little Jake
Harry Carey Jr.
as Pop Dawson
Jim Burk
as Trooper
John Doucette
as Buck Dugan
Jim Davis
as Head of Lynching Party
John Agar
as Bert Ryan
Gregg Palmer
as John Goodfellow
Robert Warner
as Will Fain
Jim Burke
as Trooper
Dean Smith
as Kid Duffy
Bill Walker
as Moses Brown
Tom Hennessy
as Saloon Brawler
Don Epperson
as Saloon Bully
Everett Creach
as Walt Devries
Jeff Wingfield
as Billy Devries
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Critic Reviews for Big Jake

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Audience Reviews for Big Jake

  • Aug 12, 2012
    Altho ostensibly about the Duke chasing greedy, unscrupulous kidnappers (with Richard Boone the leering leader of despicable baddies), this tale mainly involves an errant father's careful rebonding with his distrustful offspring ... and the Duke's folksy charm does just that, after a few butt-kicking fistfights and a coupla shootouts, naturally.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 10, 2010
    This might be my favorite movie by the Duke.
    Sean G Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2009
    1 of John Waynes worst.I couldnt sit through the whole thing
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2009
    john wayne in a western that lacks bite. some of the action sequences are a bit silly and others turn into slapstick
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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