McCandles Ranch is run over by a gang of cutthroats led by the evil John Fain. They kidnap little Jacob McCandles and hold him for one million dollars ransom. There is only one man brave enough, tough enough, and smart enough to bring him back alive, and that man is Big Jake.Written by
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Early in the movie, Michael McCandles (Christopher Mitchum) shows up sporting a revolutionary--for the time period--Bergmann automatic pistol, but proves dangerously inept in its handling. Thereafter, the weapon is carried by the more handgun-adept James McCandles (Patrick Wayne). Bergmann was indeed one of the earliest commercial manufacturers of automatic pistols but they were produced in relatively small numbers, so surviving copies are rare and quite valuable. Consequently, the weapon shown in the movie is actually a circa 1940s Walther P-38 modified by the props department to resemble the much earlier Bergmann pistol. This same prop weapon is seen again in Black Caesar (1973). See more »
When crossing the river into Mexico, the camera is on the Mexico side looking toward Texas. The river is shown flowing right to left, but should be flowing left to right or west to east. See more »
We rode down, thought you might be hirin'.
You know, this place sure speaks of a lot of money. You know what the problem with money is? Somebody's always trying to take it from you. Still, that's the only problem.
[Pulls gun and shoots Bert]
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He is not dead...NOT HARDLY!! This movie was great. I can't believe I had never seen it. I loved the way he put his kids in place every time they got out of line. Especially that guy with the mustache (Wayne's real life son). I have seldom seen movies where there is so much suspense. The mean man with the blanket was super good also at being a MEAN AND BAD GUY!!!! John Wayne is the best cowboy ever. He looked and acted tough and was apparently TOUGH in real life. I wish Maureen O'Hara would have been in this movie more. She is so good looking. John Wayne was so fearless. I loved the way he bled RED PAINT. Back then, the blood looked like RED PAINT. Haha.
I give this movie a perfect 10!
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