The Lawless Breed

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The Lawless Breed
Poster of the movie The Lawless Breed.jpg
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Produced by William Alland
Written by William Alland (story)
Bernard Gordon (screenplay)
Starring Rock Hudson
Cinematography Irving Glassberg
Edited by Frank Gross
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s)
  • January 3, 1953 (1953-01-03)
Running time 83 mins.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.3 million (US)[1]

The Lawless Breed is a 1953 western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Rock Hudson. The film is based on the life of outlaw John Wesley Hardin.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Wild West gunslinger and gambler John Wesley Hardin (Rock Hudson) is released from jail. He recounts his exploits outside the law with his manuscript detailing his life. His life as an outlaw influences his son that grew up while Hardin served sixteen years in prison in Huntsville, Texas.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954

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