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Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

G  |   |  Western  |  11 September 1968 (France)
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Three cowboys, mistaken for members of an outlaw gang, are relentlessly pursued by a posse.



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Katherine Squire ...
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Rupert Crosse ...
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Tom Filer ...
B.J. Merholz ...
Brandon Carroll ...
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Wes, Vern and Otis are three cowhands on the way to a cattle drive. Coming upon what is to be an omen of their future... an outlaw hung by a group of vigilantes...the trio finds shelter at a cabin, only to discover that their "hosts" are men who have robbed a stagecoach and killed the guard. When an avenging posse attacks the cabin, Wes and Vern escape, only to find that they have become branded as 'outlaws' by the posse, who relentlessly pursue them. Written by alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

11 September 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A través del huracán  »

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$70,000 (estimated)

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(Eastman Color)

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1.85 : 1
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Most of the vigilante posse were played by members of a local rodeo. See more »


Between two shots of the stagecoach passing through a zigzag piece of road, there is a shot showing the horses galloping, from the point of view of the driver, in a different piece of road. See more »


Referenced in Braccati (2001) See more »

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Intense Entertainment
4 November 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Innocent cowboys, including Cameron Mitchell and Jack Nicholson, stop for food and rest at a cabin that unknown to them, is the hideout for a group of outlaws.

Soon they find themselves on the run from a vicious hanging party and having to take teenage Millie Perkins and her family hostage in order to buy themselves some time.

Good performances, direction by Monte Hellman, and an unbelievably tense script by Jack Nicholson help make this a thriller worth watching.

The finale is absolutely heart-wrenching!

A great independent western filmed simultaneously with The Shooting (also with Nicholson and Perkins), this is considered the lesser of the two, though not by much. Both films are fantastic.

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