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Big Jake Details


When his grandson (played by real-life son Ethan Wayne) is kidnapped by scurrilous baddie Richard Boone, Big Jake (John Wayne) sets out to deliver the $1 million ransom. On the off-chance that there'll be gunplay, Jake brings along his sons Patrick Wayne and Chris Mitchum. Maureen O'Hara plays Jake's estranged wife and Bruce Cabot provides comedy relief as a scraggly Indian Scout. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 26, 1971


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
Bruce Cabot
as Sam Sharpnose
Robert Warner
as Will Fain
Gregg Palmer
as John Goodfellow
Roy Jenson
John Agar
as Bert Ryan
Chuck Robertson
Harry Carey, Jr.
as Pop Dawson
Dean Smith
as Kid Duffy
Don Epperson
as Saloon Bully
Jim Burk
as Trooper
Hank Worden
as Hank
Ethan Wayne
as Little Jake
Virginia Capers
as Delilah
John McLiam
Bernard Fox
John Doucette
as Buck Dugan
Glenn Corbett
as O'Brien


George Sherman
Michael Wayne
William H. Clothier
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Gerstad
Ray Moyer
Set Designer
Newt Arnold
First Assistant Director