A misunderstood youngster turns into one of the West’s most notorious outlaws. Billy the Kid. Say that name in the 1880s New Mexico Territory and some folks whoop for joy. Other folks reach for their guns.
This was Robert Taylor’s first Western. He rode his own horse and insisted on doing all of the riding himself, even in long shots.
The Law and Jake Wade (1958) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Mon, April 08, 2013 at 06:30 PM est. Listed as Closed Captioned.
Intense Western drama starring Robert Taylor as a former bank robber who now works as a lawman in a New Mexico town. When he discovers that ex-partner Richard Widmark is about to be hung, he stops the execution, but a less-than-grateful Widmark forces Taylor to help him find loot hidden years earlier. Henry Silva, Patricia Owens, DeForest Kelley co-star; John Sturges directs. 86 min.