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Ride the High Iron (1956)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  December 1956 (USA)
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A publicity agent and his staff attempt to keep a client's reckless actions out of the newspapers.

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Cast

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Don Taylor ...
Sgt. Hugo Danielchik
Sally Forrest ...
Elsie Vanders
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Ziggy Moline
Lisa Golm ...
Mrs. Danielchik
Otto Waldis ...
Yanusz Danielchik
Nestor Paiva ...
Yard Boss
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Mrs. Vanders
Maurice Marsac ...
Maurice
Bobby Johnson ...
Porter (as Robert Johnson)
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A publicity agent and his staff attempt to keep a client's reckless actions out of the newspapers.

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Originally made for television but released theatrically. See more »

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Archive footage of speeding train approaching River Falls is printed backwards. See more »

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Good in parts!
24 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Originally made for TV but released theatrically instead when studio executives decided that the movie was too good for TV -- and that's just its problem. The movie really fits between two stools. Too compelling and too well-made for TV. but not blessed with the requisite film know-how and minimal production values for cinemas! In all, this one is a curate's egg of a movie -- good in parts! The story itself is terrible bosh, but it is well acted and director Weis has managed to create a moody atmosphere that is not ineffective but even moderately compelling at times. The movie is also blessed with skillful film editing and clever camera set-ups in which individuals are moodily isolated against their surroundings. All told, these innovations would probably work more compellingly on the box. At best, the movie is a mixed blessing and will probably annoy rather than satisfy most cinema patrons.


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