In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican Fiesta,' arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic. His mission: to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo, evidently for revenge; or is it blackmail? FBI agent Retz is also after the elusive Hugo. Everyone in town is enigmatic, especially Pila, a mystical teenager who follows Gagin around and has premonitions of his death. Also involved are a classic femme fatale and an antique carousel with a pink horse...Written by
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When Lucky sticks the key to the map, the gum overlaps the side of the map and also sticks out noticeably to the rear. When he retrieves the key later, neither the gum nor the key can be seen, yet the key is still there. See more »
Knife is good. Is more easy to fix. I got knifed three times. When you're young, everybody sticks knife in you.
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The main title card reads, "as LUCKY GAGIN in RIDE THE PINK HORSE." The film's title is in far smaller type than the character name. See more »
In the border town of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican Fiesta,' arrives Gagin (Robert Montgomery): tough, mysterious and laconic. His mission: to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo (Fred Clark), evidently for revenge; or is it blackmail?
This film gets credit for being a film noir set not in a big city or in some dark alley, but in a smaller southwestern town. And yet, despite the setting, it is firmly in the film noir genre and not in the western genre. Quite impressive.
The story itself is pretty simple, but the characters are what make it great. Gagin is awesome, as is Hugo, but it is the FBI agent who makes it complete: cat versus mouse, or is it? Throw in the local peasant girl, and you have a well-rounded cast of characters.
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