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The River's Edge (1957)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 1957 (UK)
A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them is the rancher's wife, who happens to be the killer's former girlfriend.

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A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them is the rancher's wife, who happens to be the killer's former girlfriend.

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It was kill ... or be killed ... all the way down to The River's Edge.


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Flucht nach Mexiko  »

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Trivia

The dress worn by Debra Paget in the Hotel San Blas appears to be the same dress (or a direct copy of it) worn by Leslie Caron in the 'Something's Gotta Give' number from Daddy Long Legs (1955). See more »

Goofs

When Nardo Denning turns the Thunderbird around and tries to run down Meg, the fender skirt on the passenger side flies off. A later shot of the car as it pursues her shows the skirt still in place. See more »

Quotes

Ben Cameron: A slug in my head right now, would send 30,000 volts through yours.
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Referenced in Riverdale: Chapter One: The River's Edge (2017) See more »

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The River's Edge
Louis Forbes and Bobby Troup
Sung by Bob Winn
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The Desert's Edge
23 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Excepting Debra Paget's gams, this foray into film is utterly legless. Mistitled and--in Ray Milland's case--miscast, the simple-minded, sometimes illogical story schlepps along so listlessly that viewers might well wish for a protagonist's demise just to end the misery! The derelict direction employs gratuitous scenes of Paget enveloped in tamely titillating beach towels, a bubble bath, and a cleavageless slip. She carries it all off as best she can and is actually credible as an ex-con in a marriage of convenience. Anthony Quinn, whose role was probably intended as a dumb-ox rancher, exudes such sexuality and smarts that the city gal/country guy dichotomy seems not so dubious. Middle-aged Milland, however, as a hot property Paget cannot resist, pulls the rug out from the whole plot. He moves through the movie like a somnambulist--and can scarcely be scolded for doing so!


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