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Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Approved | | 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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Art Smith ...
Bill Retz
Rita Conde ...
Carla
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Mr. Edison
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Frank Hugo
Tito Renaldo ...
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Jonathan
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Locke
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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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Trivia

Thomas Gomez was nominated for an Oscar--for Best Supporting Actor--for his role in this film, marking the first time a Latino got an Oscar nomination. 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: I'm nobody's friend. The man with no place.
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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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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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