The Lawless Breed (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lawless Breed1953

The Lawless Breed (1953)





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Movie Info

A misunderstood outlaw seeks redemption through marriage and fatherhood.


Rock Hudson
as John Wesley Hardin
Julie Adams
as Rosie McCoy
Mary Castle
as Jane Brown
John McIntire
as J.G. Hardin / John Clements
Hugh O'Brian
as Ike Hanley
Forrest Lewis
as Zeke Jenkins
Lee Van Cleef
as Dirk Hanley
Tom Fadden
as Chick Noonan
William Pullen
as Joe Hardin
Dennis Weaver
as Jim Clements
Glenn Strange
as Ben Hanley
Richard Garland
as Joe Clements
Race Gentry
as Young John Hardin
Carl Pitti
as Sheriff Conlon
Robert Anderson
as Wild Bill Hickok
Dick Wessel
as Marv the Bartender
George D. Wallace
as Bully Brady
Edward Earle
as Henry Johnson
Paul Newlan
as Race Track Judge
Francis Ford
as Old Timer
Emory Parnell
as Bartender
Buddy Roosevelt
as Deputy Sheriff
Stanley Blystone
as Card Player
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Critic Reviews for The Lawless Breed

All Critics (3)

Better-than-average frontier mellerdrammer.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Highly inaccurate biopic on legendary Texas outlaw John Wesley Hardin.

May 20, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Indifferent Western about a repulsive outlaw, with some decent use of color as a saving grace.

July 17, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Lawless Breed

I'm not into Westerns made before the 60's or 70's so I expected to either hate The Lawless Breed or it would be just be something to watch but it was way better then I even expected it to be.It had me hooked right from the start all the way to the finish & I can see why it's a Western classic.

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

Decent if a bit overdone western competently directed by Walsh. Hudson, right on the cusp of big time stardom with his next film Magnificient Obsession, is solid in the lead. The always reliable Julie Adams is fine if stuck with the thankless part of the whore with a heart of gold who is redeemed by the love of a man. John Ireland appears in a dual role, he's fine in the one, the trusted uncle and a bit much in the other as Hudson's father although with the purple prose he has to deliver who can blame him for trying to make something out of it by going over the top.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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