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The Ride Back (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | 13 September 1957 (Finland)
A troubled sheriff, a failure at everything in his life, tries to redeem himself by extraditing a popular gunfighter from Mexico to stand trial for murder.

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Bob Kallen
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Sheriff Chris Hamish
Lita Milan ...
Elena
Victor Millan ...
Father Ignatius
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Border Guard (as George Trevino)
Ellen Hope Monroe ...
Little Girl
Joe Dominguez ...
Luis
Louis Towers ...
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A Sheriff goes into Mexico in search of a man wanted back in the States. Finding him, he starts back. But it's a long way back, he has a reluctant captive, and there are unfriendly Indians along the way. The Sheriff admits his life has been a failure but this mission he plans to accomplish. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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It Rides a Trail NO Western Ever Rode Before!

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The film was based on a story originally written for the radio version of "Gunsmoke" in 1952, which also starred William Conrad at the time. See more »

Quotes

Bob Kallen: [referring to his friends] They don't want me to go. If I say the word, they'll kill you.
Sheriff Chris Hamish: You going to say the word?
Bob Kallen: I can do my own killin'.
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The Ride Back
Written by Frank De Vol (uncredited) and Judy Spencer (uncredited)
Sung by Eddie Albert
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Zorba And The Fat Man Go West
23 May 2014 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Straight-arrow lawman William Conrad heads south-of-the-border to capture gunfighter Anthony Quinn. Heading north with Quinn, they find themselves stalked by a murderous band of renegade Indians, complicating the ride back and Quinn's repeated escape attempts.

A gritty western-noir, this strives to be a bit more artistically relevant than the average black-and-white western and despite some less than original plot elements, it largely succeeds, thanks to a deeper psychological approach to the two main characters and muscular performances by Conrad (who also produced) and Quinn, whose character hides a soft side beneath his macho exterior.

It's all nicely shot as well, with some bold for it's time depictions of murder victims, lying in a pitiful, undignified manner.

listen up for the film's neat theme song, sung by TV star Eddie Albert!


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