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Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)

 |  Western  |  January 1966 (USA)
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Jonas Trapp falls in love with the beautiful Jessie, a wealthy girl out of his humble class. Against the wishes of her snobbish aunt, she marries him, later faking a pregnancy to win her ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Trapp, the Tiger
Brooks Durham
Kathryn Hays ...
Jessie Larkin Trapp
Mrs. Lavender
Bonnie Shelley
Dub Stokes
Johnsy Boy Hood
Elwood Coates
Marissa Mathes ...
Maria (as Marrisa Mathes)
Harry Harvey ...
Vogan (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
William Bryant ...
Pete the Blacksmith
Larry Domasin ...
The Mexican Boy
Bill Catching ...
A Drunk (as William Catching)


Jonas Trapp falls in love with the beautiful Jessie, a wealthy girl out of his humble class. Against the wishes of her snobbish aunt, she marries him, later faking a pregnancy to win her aunt's consent. But Jonas tires of living off of his wife's family, and eventually deserts her to become a buffalo hunter. 11 years later, with his self-made fortune, he sets out to return home, only to be set upon by three sadistic marauders, who steal his money and leave him for dead. Rescued by a farmer who nurses him back to health, Jonas becomes consumed by the desire for revenge. As fate would have it, all three men live close to Jonas' former home. Matters quickly get worse when Jonas reunites with his wife, only to discover that she is now engaged to Renne. Written by phillindholm

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Robbed And Left To Die... Now the hunted becomes the hunter! See more »




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Release Date:

January 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Tiger Wore Guns  »

Box Office


$650,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


(Encore-Westerns Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie changed its title from that of its source, a 1956 novel called "The Night of the Tiger," out of concern audiences might think they'd be seeing a movie set in a jungle. See more »


When Jonas confronts Johnsy Boy in his buggy, someone with a white hat is seen behind the rearing horses. See more »


Elwood Coates: [to himself] Now we gonna get all the money Whiskey Man. We don't have to share it with nobody.
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Music by Richard Markowitz
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
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Chuck Conners Is Branded ! (Literally this time)
17 November 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Returning home after toiling eleven years as a buffalo hunter in order to to provide for his rich, estranged wife, Chuck Conners (in a terrific performance) is beaten, branded, and robbed of his life savings by banker/gambler Michael Rennie, psychotic dandy Bill Bixby, and drunken cowboy Claude Akins. (and Akins imaginary friend!) Needless to say that Chuck's infuriated when he finds out that Rennie is courting his wife.

Ride Beyond Vengeance is uniquely bookended by modern scenes of a visiting census taker being told the story by a bartender, in the exact place where Conners' vengeance went down. It gives the unfolding events both a feel of historical significance and a sense of western mythology.

Co-produced by game-show impresario Mark Goodson, this is stark, mean film, truly top-notch in terms of characterization and story. Anyone who thinks the Italians had a monopoly on hard-boiled, violent westerns in the sixties really should see this!

Bixby is a lot of fun to watch, especially in the scene where he's confronted by Conners on a lonely road and made to squirm. Frank Gorshin's description of the aftermath is incredible!

An exciting climax features one helluva rowdy fight between Between Chuck and Claude Akins.

I highly recommend this!

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