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Ride Lonesome (1959)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | 15 February 1959 (USA)
A bounty hunter escorts a killer to be tried for murder, but allows the man's outlaw brother to catch up with them to have a showdown over a previous shocking murder.

Director:

Budd Boetticher

Writer:

Burt Kennedy
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Ben Brigade
Karen Steele ... Mrs. Carrie Lane
Pernell Roberts ... Sam Boone
James Best ... Billy John
Lee Van Cleef ... Frank
James Coburn ... Whit
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Storyline

A wanted murderer, Billy John, is captured by Ben Brigade, a bounty hunter, who intends to take him to Santa Cruz to be hanged. Brigade stops at a staging post, where he saves the manager's wife from an Indian attack, and enlists the help of two outlaws to continue his journey more safely. However, the Indian attacks persist, the outlaws plan to take Billy for themselves, tempted by the offer of amnesty for his captor, and Billy's brother Frank is in hot pursuit to rescue him. But Brigade has plans of his own ... Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

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Terror-cold tension... Hate-hot revenge! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf eigene Faust See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All of the following would later star or guest star in Bonanza: Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best, Lee Van Cleef, and James Coburn. See more »

Goofs

Brigade insists on bringing his prisoner to Santa Cruz, Arizona. The county of Santa Cruz was created in 1899. The film is set in an earlier time. For instance, the Apaches are on the warpath and the last major outbreak of the Apaches was in 1890. See more »

Quotes

Sam Boone: Heh-heh. I can't get over the way them Indians wanted to trade her for a horse. If it'd be me, I'd give a whole herd. I guess she's about the best overall good-lookin' woman I ever seen.
Ben Brigade: She ain't ugly.
Sam Boone: She sure ain't.
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Ride tall and forget about leaving a trail.
19 July 2003 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

A rather short, but complete western drama. Great sets, script and photography. A simple and to the point story line. Randolph Scott is an ex-sheriff who plans on taking an outlaw(James Best)to Santa Cruz to be hanged. The slow talking Scott rides tall and seems to always be in command. The all-star cast includes:Pernell Roberts, Lee Van Cleef, James Coburn and the handsomely beautiful Karen Steele. Evocative of a classic.


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