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Ride the High Country ()


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An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
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Gil Westrum
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Steve Judd
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Elsa Knudsen
Ron Starr ...
Heck Longtree
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Judge Tolliver
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Joshua Knudsen
Jenie Jackson ...
Kate
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Billy Hammond
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Sylvus Hammond
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Elder Hammond
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Jimmy Hammond
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Henry Hammond
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Allyn ...
Candy (uncredited)
Oscar Blank ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Spieler (uncredited)
Chris Carter ...
Rose (uncredited)
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Abner Samson (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
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Luther Samson (uncredited)
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Jake (uncredited)
Don Kennedy ...
Policeman on Street (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Spieler (uncredited)
Mina Martinez ...
Belle (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Hank (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell ...
Pianist (uncredited)
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Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Myrna Ross ...
Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
Wayne Tucker ...
Wes (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sam Peckinpah

Written by

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N.B. Stone Jr. ... (written by)
 
Sam Peckinpah ... () (uncredited)
 
William Roberts ... () (uncredited)

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Richard E. Lyons ... producer

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George Bassman

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Lucien Ballard ... director of photography

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Frank Santillo

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Charles K. Hagedon ... color consultant

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Leroy Coleman
George W. Davis

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Henry Grace
Otto Siegel

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Mary Keats ... hair styles
William Tuttle ... makeup artist

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Hal W. Polaire ... assistant director (as Hal Polaire)

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Matty Azzarone ... leadman (uncredited)

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Franklin Milton ... recording supervisor

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Bill Catching ... stunts (uncredited)
Al Wyatt Sr. ... stunts (uncredited)

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George Bassman ... conductor
Gus Bivona ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Arthur L. Frantz ... musician-french horn (uncredited)
John Fresco ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Ignace Hilsberg ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Ronald Langinger ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Arthur Maebe ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Walter Ruick ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Harry Stitman ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Jimmy Zito ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Aging ex-marshal Steve Judd is hired by a bank to transport a gold shipment through dangerous territory. He hires an old partner, Gil Westrum, and his young protege Heck to assist him. Steve doesn't know, however, that Gil and Heck plan to steal the gold, with or without Steve's help. On the trail, the three get involved in a young woman's desire to escape first from her father, then from her fiance and his dangerously psychotic brothers. Written by James Meek

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Taglines Showdown in the High Sierras! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Guns in the Afternoon (United States)
  • Guns in the Afternoon (United Kingdom)
  • Coups de feu dans la Sierra (France)
  • Sacramento (Germany)
  • Duelo en la alta sierra (Spain)
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  • 94 min
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Budget $813,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Final film of Randolph Scott. NOTE: He retired from acting once he saw the finished film, saying he wanted to quit while he was ahead and that he would never be able to better his work here. See more »
Goofs When Elsa is cleaning the barn, she has two shadows even though it's daylight and no lanterns in the barn are lit. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Precious Images (1986). See more »
Soundtracks When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder See more »
Crazy Credits Introducing Mariette Hartley See more »
Quotes Steve Judd: All I want is to enter my house justified.
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