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Ride the High Country (1962)

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An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Aging ex-marshal Steve Judd is hired by a bank to transport a gold shipment through dangerous territory. He hires an old partner, Gil Westrum, and his young protege Heck to assist him. Steve doesn't know, however, that Gil and Heck plan to steal the gold, with or without Steve's help. On the trail, the three get involved in a young woman's desire to escape first from her father, then from her fiance and his dangerously psychotic brothers. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Showdown in the High Sierras!


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28 July 1962 (Japan)  »

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$813,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Average Shot Length = ~5.9 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~5.3 seconds. See more »

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When Gil pours Judge Tolliver a whiskey he tosses aside the cork which falls down the back of the chest. When he replaces the bottle the cork is beside it. See more »

Quotes

Steve Judd: [after knocking out Heck with one punch] When I questioned you about that boy, I should've gone a bit deeper into the subject of character. I hope that's a mistake I won't live to regret.
Steve Judd: [wryly] Good fight! I enjoyed it!
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Referenced in The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) See more »

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For She's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Poignant, bitter sweet
25 March 2003 | by (Bryan, Texas) – See all my reviews

The just don't make movies like this any more. In genre that no longer sees many worthy entries, this movie stands high. Especially interesting is the fact that it is Randolph Scott's last movie and Joel McCrea's last starring role. These last two giants of the American Western shine in this wonderful film. When you watch this movie, you are looking into the past: both the old west and an America where the good guys triumphed in the end. Some may argue it is unrealistic, and some may prefer the murky line in between good and bad, but as McCrea and Scott prove, doing the right thing isn't always the easiest path to take.


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