The Lawless Breed
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The Lawless Breed
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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Highly inaccurate biopic on legendary Texas outlaw John Wesley Hardin."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Indifferent Western about a repulsive outlaw, with some decent use of color as a saving grace."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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