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 »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This film is an excellent example of the film noir genre. It is more about atmosphere than it is about a plot. This is not to say there is no plot in the movie, far from it. It is just that it doesn't really take centre stage. Centre stage goes to the actors. Robert Montgomery is excellent as an ex-soldier, who is clearly disillusioned with Uncle Sam. Or so it seems... Because all is definitely not as it seems in this movie! And Wanda Hendrix portrays a mysterious Mexican girl in brilliant mode. Ride The Pink Horse is obviously a strange title for a movie. A ten for originality though, but you will have to watch carefully if you want to discover the pink horse... I can heartily recommend you watch this movie, if you like film noir, because all in all this is sort of a mesmeric movie, which will keep your attention right up until the end...
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