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DVD Review: Rider on a Dead Horse

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Cinelinx tips a hat to the new Rider on a Dead Horse DVD from Warner Archive!

This Warner Archive release is a Manufacture-On-Demand (Mod) DVD, and can be ordered directly from

The Set-up

Double-crosses, greed, and murder follow the discovery of gold in the western wilderness, setting two men against each other in a race to get the gold first. Stars John Vivyan, Bruce Gordon, Kevin Hagen, and Lisa Lu.

Directed by: Herbert L. Strock

The Delivery

One of my favorite classic films is the Humphrey Bogart adventure Treasure of the Sierra Madre. It's a tale of the lust for gold and the depths men will sink to. Rider on a Dead Horse can best be described as a remake of that film, but this 1962 Phoenix Films western put some entertaining twists on the original formula. Plus, it has Dr. Baker from Little House on the Prairie as
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Little House on the Prairie: A TV Show for Adults-only?

One of the most beloved series of the 1970s and 80s was Little House of the Prairie. Each week, millions of families tuned in to see the citizens of Walnut Grove survive some new frontier disaster or hardship. Well, in Finland, it turns out that the show is considered to be suitable for "adults-only."

Little House of the Prairie debuted on NBC on September 11, 1974. Based on the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the TV show centers around a hard-working frontier family; Charles (Michael Landon) and Caroline (Karen Grassle) Ingalls and their three girls -- Mary (Melissa Sue Anderson), Laura (Melissa Gilbert), and Carrie (Sidney and Lindsay Greenbush). Other memorable characters include Doc Baker (Kevin Hagen), Reverend Alden (Dabbs Greer) and the Oleson family (Richard Bull, Scottie MacGregor, Alison Arngrim, and Jonathan Gilbert), owners of the local mercantile.

The series has one of the most memorable series finales in TV history.
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