Richard Widmark in The Law and Jake Wade

Richard Widmark (1914 - 2008)

Film DeathsEdit

  • Road House (1948) [Jefty Robbins]: Shot by Ida Lupino as he attacks her with a rock; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Cornel Wilde.
  • The Street With No Name (1948) [Alec Stiles]: Shot to death by Mark Stevens. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Yellow Sky (1948) [Dude]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Gregory Peck.
  • Night and the City (1950) [Harry Fabian]: Killed by Mike Mazurki, who then throws his body into the river.
  • Garden of Evil (1954) [Fiske]: Mortally wounded (off-screen) in a battle with Apache warriors after he stays behind and fights them off so that Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward can escape; he dies shortly after Gary comes back for him.
  • The Law and Jake Wade (1958) [Clint Hollister]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Robert Taylor in the street of the ghost town. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Alamo (1960) [Col. Jim Bowie]: Stabbed with bayonets by Mexican soldiers while he's lying with a smashed leg (from previous explosion) in the bunk inside the chapel. (Historically, Bowie died in the low barracks near the main gate. It is also noted that Bowie was bedridden from a unspecific illness, not from a smashed leg).
  • The Bedford Incident (1965) [Captain Eric Finlander]: Killed in an explosion, along with the rest of his ship's crew, when a Soviet submarine launches a torpedo at them. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Death of a Gunfighter (1969) [Marshal Frank Patch]: Shot to death by several townspeople as he walks down the street, after a signal from David Opatoshu. (Thanks to Brian)
  • When the Legends Die (1972) [Red Dillon]: Dies of alcohol-related illness, while talking to Frederic Forrest in a hotel room.

Notable connectionsEdit

  • Mr. Jean Hazlewood (widowed).
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