Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 14, 1958

The Law and Jake Wade (MGM) is a horse opera of another color. Metro-color is what they call it, and it sure is loud. There is probably nothing more than gold in them thar hills, but to look at the screen, anybody might think there was neon. Still, the Sierra Nevada, in which much of the film was shot, is pretty hard to spoil. Its purple mountain majesties look down in mineral calm upon what is probably the most stupendous avalanche of clichés to roll across the screen since the last major western was...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!