6.4/10
344
17 user 6 critic

Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)

Approved | | Western | January 1966 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews

WAYS TO
WATCH:

See all

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A former spy moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery, but when he gets there decides that it's not for him and tries to change his life.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon
Reprisal! (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

New ranch owner Frank Madden, half Indian but posing as white, arrives just as an all white jury finds the three white Shipley brothers who lynched three Indians innocent. There is soon ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Guy Madison, Felicia Farr, Kathryn Grant
Law and Order (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done...

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster
Texas (1941)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone
Yellow Sky (1948)
Crime | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Pistol-packing tomboy, and grandfather come to discover band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark
Night Passage (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A fired railroad man is rehired and trusted to carry a 10,000 dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Confederate Major and his troops are falsely lead to believe the Civil War is not over, and become wanted men when they attack a Union Army wagon train.

Director: Roy Huggins
Stars: Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, Claude Jarman Jr.
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man saves a woman who had been kidnapped by Comanches, then struggles to get both of them home alive.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman and two children are kidnapped by Apaches. The husband of the captured woman enlists the help of his neighbor to find the Apaches that seized his family; not knowing his neighbor has unknown reasons of his own for helping him.

Director: Jerry Thorpe
Stars: Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Faced with heavy opposition from local ranchers, a white Indian woman desperately seeks help for her tribe struggling to survive on a reservation.

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: David Brian, May Wynn, William Bishop
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An outlaw gang on the lam encounters former associate Simon Bhumer and his gorgeous daughter, who's drawn to their leader Cully.

Director: Richard Carlson
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Colleen Miller, George Nader
Edit

Cast

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
...
Hanley
Marissa Mathes ...
Maria (as Marrisa Mathes)
...
Vogan (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Bill Bryant ...
Bartender
...
Pete the Blacksmith
Larry Domasin ...
The Mexican Boy
Bill Catching ...
A Drunk (as William Catching)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

No one will forget that night of vengeance when the tiger came back to stalk his prey! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Tiger Wore Guns  »

Box Office

Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Encore-Westerns Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jonas: When you brand, it's usual to earmark and geld.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Home Alone 3 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Ever Go Home Again
Music by Richard Markowitz
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Sung by Glenn Yarbrough
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

And now for the opposing opinion
4 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a darn fine movie, but it does not have the character development that many are claiming. The town, and the movie as a whole, has many odd characters, but we don't know much about why they are odd. We simply know that they are odd. Even Bixby is not developed. He starts as a psycho. He's a psycho in the middle. And he's a psycho at the end.

The character development is substantial on Connors (the good guy), Rennie (the bad guy), and Hays (the good guy's wife who is now with the bad guy). But is it good character development? Not really.

Connor's character could fall in love and marry, but he wouldn't have let the Aunt influence his marriage or his wife. He certainly would have left his home and wife as he did, but he never would have let himself get into that situation in the first place.

Rennie did play a guy who could turn bad, but he didn't play a stupid man. He wouldn't have let things get so far out of hand. At almost every turn, Rennie could have stopped Connors. Yet somehow, he lets things get worse and worse. Rennie's character was smart and knew how to manipulate people and situations. He could have killed Connors. He could have hired someone to do it. He could have returned the money anonymously. He could have framed anybody, living or dead, as the thief. He could have just stayed home. Even if he had just stayed home, it would have been enough. Stay home, Rennie, stay home. Let the town deal with Connors.

Hays played a woman who could fall in love with Connors under the right circumstances, but the character she played would not have fallen in love unless Connors was rich and/or if Connors had the approval of her aunt. Her character was weak and could never stand on her own. At least, that is who she was early on when a weak character was necessary. Later in the movie, she became strong and hard. I guess her aunt told her to do that. At the end, she became soft and warm towards Connors. I guess her aunt must have died by then. She was at least as psycho as Bixby from what I can tell. I'm sure she spent her remaining years taking care of her houseful of cats and screaming at anyone who used her sidewalk.

How come Connors was smart enough to save all that money, but he was too dumb to get a bank draft? How come Connors really hoped that he would be able to get a shave when he entered that campsite, but he was too dumb to stop anywhere along the way and buy a shave? How come Connors wanted so much to see his ex-wife, but he didn't even think about spending any of his money on a bath, a shave, and a set of clothes? Bixby and Akers went on and on about how bad Connors stunk. Are we supposed to believe that Connors thought his high-born wife wouldn't mind the smell? There are only two characters that are necessary to this movie: Connors and Akins. It would be the exact same movie if Bixby, Rennie, O'Connell, Hays, Blondell and the rest were replaced, rewritten or discarded. It is a simple story of vengeful good versus pure evil. Jimmy Stewart played that role several times. So did Eastwood, Wayne, and most of the other macho stars. First the star has something bad happen to him. Then he spends the rest of the picture trying to set things right. At the very end, good triumphs over evil. It works well because, when the whupping starts, the audience is really rooting for the good guy.

So why is it a great movie? Because it is a great western with great actors. There are many fine actors in this movie, and they all do a stand-up job. It is excellent. If you like westerns or dark film noir, you will like this. It is a much better movie than Johnny Guitar.

But, just like in Johnny Guitar, you can pick apart the plot and character development without even trying.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Movie ON DVD or Video mayflower831
Claude Akins jgrge3
Johnsy Boy-WTF??? sgcim
Discuss Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?