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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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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 »

Quotes

Pancho: Knife is good. Is more easy to fix. I got knifed three times. When you're young, everybody sticks knife in you.
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Remade as The Hanged Man (1964) See more »

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Very interesting film noir
12 July 2004 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Ride the Pink Horse is great example about atmosphere in film noir. It is not often that B films are being seen like this one but it's great film in its own right. Possibly one of the unique film noir and Robert Montgomery did great job of directing and starring in this film.

Some may find the title "Ride the Pink Horse" bit ludicrous but it has meaning to it. Look for that scene that has pink horse and you will understand what I'm talking about. However, it's terrific B film in its own right.

Would I recommend this film to my friends? Probably no but I would recommend it to people who like film noirs. It's truly fantastic film noir in its own right.

****/****


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