The Lawless Breed

The Lawless Breed

Rock Hudson
Director: Raoul Walsh Cast: Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
, Julie Adams
Julie Adams
, Mary Castle
Mary Castle
Raoul Walsh


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The Lawless Breed is based on the exploits of Texas bad man John Wesley Hardin, played here quite convincingly by Rock Hudson. The film takes the Cecil B. DeMille approach of condemning evil by showing as much evil as the censor will allow. After nearly an hour of unrepentant perfidy, Hardin settles down to marry good woman Julie Adams. In middle age, he determines to steer his son clear of outlawry, resulting in a sentimental but non-maudlin finale. Directed by Raoul Walsh, who had given Rock Hudson his first screen role in Fighter Squadron, Lawless Breed was reportedly instrumental in landing Hudson as starring role in George Stevens' Giant (1956).

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2015
UPC: 0025192317613
Original Release: 1952
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 24,213

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rock Hudson John Wesley Hardin
Julie Adams Rosie
Mary Castle Jane Brown
John McIntire John Clements
Hugh O'Brian Ike Hanley
Dennis Weaver Jim Clements
Forrest Lewis Zeke Jenkins
Lee Van Cleef Dirk Hanley
Tom Fadden Chick Noonan
Race Gentry John Hardin, Jr.
Richard Garland Joe Clements
Glenn Strange Ben Hanley
William Pullen Joe Hardin
Robert Anderson Wild Bill Hickok
Michael Ansara Gus
Stanley Blystone Card Player
Wheaton Chambers Doc
Stephen Chase Judge
Edward Earle Henry Johnson
Francis Ford Old Timer
Gertrude Graner Aunt Em
Thomas E. Jackson McNelly
I. Stanford Jolley Actor
Ethan Laidlaw Clerk
Paul Newlan Race Track Judge
Emory Parnell Bartender
Carl Pitti Sheriff Conlon
Buddy Roosevelt Deputy Sheriff
George Wallace Bully Brady
Ned Davenport Blunt
Dick Wessel Marv, the Bartender
Hank Worden Actor

Technical Credits
Raoul Walsh Director
William Alland Producer
Leslie I. Carey Sound/Sound Designer
Oliver Emert Set Decoration/Design
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Joseph E. Gershenson Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Irving Glassberg Cinematographer
Bernard Gordon Screenwriter
Frank Gross Editor
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
William Holland Asst. Director
Corson Jowett Sound/Sound Designer
Rosemary Odell Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard H. Riedel Art Director
Herman Stein Score Composer
Bud Westmore Makeup

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