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 ...
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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 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
Chuck Connors was a powerful presence in westerns but never more so than here as the trapper beaten up and left for dead who exacts a satisfyingly brutal revenge on his tormentors.So much so in fact that the town where these events took place is used by later generations as a tourist attraction where the Connors character achieves near legendary status.The action for the mid 60's is strong for an American western and in this respect the film has more in common with its Italian counterparts of the time. Performances,however,are much stronger with Bill Bixby (in his best screen performance)and Claude Akins taking top honours. The bar-room brawl between Akins and Connors at the climax of the movie is one of the toughest ever portrayed and concludes Connors' night of reprisals. "RIDE BEYOND VENGEANCE" is difficult to find nowadays and is most likely to turn up on an obscure channel at some unearthly hour.If it does,stay up,set your video or do whatever you have to do to avoid missing one of the best 'B' movie westerns ever made.
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