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Ride Lonesome (1959)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Western  |  15 February 1959 (USA)
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A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder.

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Ben Brigade
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A wanted murderer, Billy John, is captured by Ben Brigade, a bounty hunter, who intends to take him to Santa Cruz to be hanged. Brigade stops at a staging post, where he saves the manager's wife from an Indian attack, and enlists the help of two outlaws to continue his journey more safely. However, the Indian attacks persist, the outlaws plan to take Billy for themselves, tempted by the offer of amnesty for his captor, and Billy's brother Frank is in hot pursuit to rescue him. But Brigade has plans of his own ... Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

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Scorching lead-hot action all the way! See more »

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Drama | Western

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15 February 1959 (USA)  »

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Auf eigene Faust  »

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Film debut of James Coburn. See more »

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Bra straps are seen through Mrs Lane's shirt when Brigade tries to negotiate with the Indian, and in a later scene at the abandoned corrals. See more »

Quotes

Whit: When are we gonna do Brigade?
Sam Boone: Soon.
Whit: I been thinkin'. He ain't a man you can go straight at. Now, me and you, we're gonna hafta figure a plan. Some way to get him between us.
Sam Boone: Can't kill a man like Brigade from behind.
Whit: We could stand off! I don't hold to endin' a man with a long gun...
Sam Boone: [Boone cuts him off] Don't worry, Whit. Time comes, I'll take care of it.
Whit: Hope so. Hate to see you lose your place up Socorro way. Be mighty proud to work for you.
Sam Boone: WORK for me?
Whit: Well, I plowed when I was young... ...
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Ride tall and forget about leaving a trail.
19 July 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A rather short, but complete western drama. Great sets, script and photography. A simple and to the point story line. Randolph Scott is an ex-sheriff who plans on taking an outlaw(James Best)to Santa Cruz to be hanged. The slow talking Scott rides tall and seems to always be in command. The all-star cast includes:Pernell Roberts, Lee Van Cleef, James Coburn and the handsomely beautiful Karen Steele. Evocative of a classic.


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