The Law and Jake Wade is a 1958 western released by MGM, based on the 1956 novel by Marvin H. Albert and directed by the legendary John Sturges. The titular character, Jake Wade (Robert Taylor) is a now reformed town sheriff marshal with a past that will soon catch up with him. Before he is able to settle down nicely and live peacefully with his new bride, Peggy Carter (Patricia Owens), an old shadowy friend Clint Hollister (Richard Widmark) is released from jail. Jake is methodically stalked by his psychotic ex-partner who makes it clear that he wants to cash in on the gang's previous final heist before they were caught, which the now reformed Jake had later buried. Wade leads Hollister on a tedious voyage to recover the loot, having brought along Peggy as leverage. Soon enough all goes to hell when the trio find a group of Indians who have taken refuge in the ghost town.