The Law and Jake Wade

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

A highly watchable Western - probably Sturges' best - stunningly shot by Robert Surtees, and with an excellent script by William Bowers (The Gunfighter, Support Your Local Sheriff) which breathes new life into the old yarn about the outlaw-turned-sheriff (Taylor) trying to resist the blandishments of a former colleague he rescues from hanging (Widmark), who then relentlessly tries all he knows to coax/force his old buddy into helping him locate the whereabouts of the buried proceeds of a bank robbery they pulled. Widmark (especially) and Taylor are both excellent, and the climactic Indian attack (with shoot-out) in a ghost town is superbly staged.

By: TM


Release details

86 mins

Cast and crew

John Sturges
William Bowers
Robert Taylor
Richard Widmark
Patricia Owens
Robert Middleton
Henry Silva
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