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Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

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In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican Fiesta,' arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic. His mission: to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo, evidently for... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pancho
Rita Conde ...
Carla
Iris Flores ...
Maria
Wanda Hendrix ...
Pila
Grandon Rhodes ...
Mr. Edison
Tito Renaldo ...
Bellboy
Richard Gaines ...
Jonathan
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Marjorie Lundeen
Art Smith ...
Bill Retz
Martin Garralaga ...
Barkeeper
Edward Earle ...
Locke
Harold Goodwin ...
Red
Maria Cortez ...
Elevator Girl
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Frank Hugo
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In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican Fiesta,' arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic. His mission: to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo, evidently for revenge; or is it blackmail? FBI agent Retz is also after the elusive Hugo. Everyone in town is enigmatic, especially Pila, a mystical teenager who follows Gagin around and has premonitions of his death. Also involved are a classic femme fatale and an antique carousel with a pink horse... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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8 October 1947 (USA)  »

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Film debut of Robert Cabal. See more »

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Gagin: She has a dead fish where her heart ought to be.
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Remade as The Hanged Man (1964) See more »

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This is a great movie based on a great book
21 May 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I was in the process of reading this book and then started watching a movie without knowing what the movie was. It was deja vu all of the sudden. It turned out to be this movie. I think that Robert Montgomery did a great job of capturing the character that was in the book. Tough but naive at the same time. A very good noir film that should get more play and recognition.

The dark atmosphere,the craziness of the music and the partying in the background all the time as the story unfolds. Maybe I had a leg up reading the book almost first. It's very rare when I think a movie based on a book is just as good as the book. I felt sympathy for Robert Montgomery's character. All the time thinking he was going to lose to the cheats. He had his own principals and stuck to them.

Can't say enough.

Good movie.


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