PG-13 | | Western
In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Jacob McCandles' grandson and holds him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy.
One of the pictures in the opening montage shows four outlaws lined up dead. There are labels over each of their heads: "Jim Evans", "Bob Dalton", "Grat Dalton" and "Dick Broadwell." Three of them were members of the ill-fated Dalton Gang raid on two banks in Coffeyville, Kansas. The gang was ambushed by town citizens and Bob Dalton, Bill Power (not pictured), Grat Dalton and Dick Broadwell were all killed.
A ranch sure is a deserted looking place during a round-up.
Toward the beginning of the movie, the Texas Rangers and the McCandles boys are trying to get ahead of the kidnappers. When viewed from behind, the shadows are on the vehicle's right-hand side, when the camera is in front, the shadows are on the left, even though the vehicles are traveling the same direction the entire time.