MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 16,521 this week

Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)

 |  Western  |  September 1958 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 392 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 3 critic

After robbing a bank Murphy assumes the identity of his pursuer, a famous US Marshal, when he stumbles into a town and is confronted by the local judge, Matthau. Murphy is forced to remain ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 02 May 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 928 titles
created 09 Aug 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)

Ride a Crooked Trail (1958) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ride a Crooked Trail.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Indian Agent sent to try new approach to peace with Apaches based on respect for automomy rather than submission to Army. Wins over reservation chiefs and the Indian widow (Bancroft) given ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Audie Murphy, Anne Bancroft, Pat Crowley
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cool, cultured John Gant rides into Lordsburg. Gant is a professional killer, and although no one knows who he is there to kill, they are all worried. Everyone has enemies, and maybe Gant ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans
War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Murphy deserts the Union Army to warn former Texas neighbors of impending Indian attacks triggered by Army massacre. He overcomes initial distrust and convinces the homesteaders (all women ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant, Hope Emerson
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Former Texas Rangers Sam Ward and Logan Keliher become enemies when Sam turns bank robber and Logan marries Sam's ex-wife.

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: Audie Murphy, Darren McGavin, Ruta Lee
Destry (1954)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger
Tumbleweed (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it makes its way west. The train is attacked by Indians and Harvey, hoping to persuade Aguila, the chief, to call off the attack due to ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson, Chill Wills
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad officials of aiding a train heist by his old friends the Daltons, he joins their gang ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Audie Murphy, Beverly Tyler, James Best
Column South (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War tensions and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S. Cavalry and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick De Cordova
Stars: Audie Murphy, Joan Evans, Robert Sterling
Sierra (1950)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ring Hassard and father Jeff, wild horse breakers, live in a hidden mountain eyrie because Jeff is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. But things change when they take in a lost young ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Billy the Kid becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Audie Murphy, Gale Storm, Albert Dekker
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Richard Lapp, Anne Randall, Robert Random
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Gia Scala ...
Tessa Milotte
...
Judge Kyle
...
Sam Teeler
...
Little Brandy
Eddie Little ...
Jimmy
Mary Field ...
Mrs. Curtis
Leo Gordon ...
Sam Mason
Mort Mills ...
Pecos
Frank Chase ...
Ben
Bill Walker ...
Jackson
Ned Wever ...
Attorney Clark
Richard H. Cutting ...
Banker Curtis
Edit

Storyline

After robbing a bank Murphy assumes the identity of his pursuer, a famous US Marshal, when he stumbles into a town and is confronted by the local judge, Matthau. Murphy is forced to remain as the new Marshal; an old flame, Scala, nearly unmasks him by accident, only to be forced to assume the ruse of being Murphy's wife. The "couple" given a house and respectability, which neither has had before. They maintain the charade to avoid hurting a young orphan boy, Matthau's ward. Scala is torn by her loyalty to boyfriend planning to rob the bank and growing feelings for Murphy. Written by Rita Richardson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Alone . . . he faced the deadly crossfire of a killer mob . . . and a fear-crazed town!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der weiße Teufel von Arkansas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Tessa Milotte: Teeler is interested in that bank, and so am I. When I learn how this town works, he'll ride in with ten men, and do what you'd like to do.
Joe Maybe: You're still talkin' about the bank?
Tessa Milotte: Nothing else.
Joe Maybe: When you write to Teeler, tell him I got here first. And I'm not just talkin' about the bank!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

nice and little more
31 October 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

the cast makes difference in this case. the story, the end, the little tricks are old ingredients of genre. and performance, it can be only correct because it represents only part of machine. so,for not to be another western, this film search be a different game. the nice Audie Murphy gives all necessary nuances to his bad guy with good soul, Eddie Little represents ideal spice for a story of masks, using the Puck place and remembers from Lassie, but the key of film are Gia Scala in a splendid role and , sure, Walter Mathau.and this is the secret of this little film - the balance between humor and drama, the expected events in soft package. in same measure, good occasion to remember the "roots" of Henry Silva.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Ride a Crooked Trail (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?