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Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 2 February 1948 (Sweden)
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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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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Although the story is set in a New Mexico border town, it was filmed in northern New Mexico. Early in the movie, Robert Montgomery is standing next to a large wall map in a bus terminal, and it is indeed a map of the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area. See more »

Goofs

In the climactic scene in Hugo's hotel room, Pila is standing right behind the seated Gagin with her hand on his shoulder. But whenever we cut to the reverse angle, she is completely out of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Gagin: She has a dead fish where her heart ought to be.
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Crazy Credits

The main title card reads, "as LUCKY GAGIN in RIDE THE PINK HORSE." The film's title is in far smaller type than the character name. See more »

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One of my favorite Robert Montgomery movies...
21 May 2004 | by (California, U.S.) – See all my reviews

This is a classic pseudo film noir. It means to emulate, but not necessarily be, a true film noir.

Robert Montgomery is excellent and believable as a man driven to revenge the death of his war time pal.

The scenes with Wanda Hendrix as, in turns, a guileless teen, a knowing friend and a woman who 'sees things' are taut and dramatic. There are a few moments of humor there too.

Mr Montgomery's direction is both intelligent and convincing. There are moments of drama. Moments of near pathos. Moments of comedy. Moments of boredom - from the characters, not the audience.

The 'Fed' and 'Pancho' the carousel owner are interesting and engaging characters. Not hollow or cardboard cutouts that one might see in some films.

All in all it is a very enjoyable film and a must see for those that appreciate both the acting skills and the directorial skills of Mr. Robert Montgomery.


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