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The Ride Back (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | 13 September 1957 (Finland)
A troubled sheriff, a failure at everything in his life, tries to redeem himself by extraditing a popular gunfighter from Mexico to stand trial for murder.

Directors:

Allen H. Miner, Oscar Rudolph (uncredited)

Writer:

Antony Ellis
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anthony Quinn ... Bob Kallen
William Conrad ... Sheriff Chris Hamish
Lita Milan ... Elena
Victor Millan Victor Millan ... Father Ignatius
Jorge Treviño Jorge Treviño ... Border Guard (as George Trevino)
Ellen Hope Monroe Ellen Hope Monroe ... Little Girl
Joe Dominguez Joe Dominguez ... Luis
Louis Towers Louis Towers ... Boy
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Storyline

A Sheriff goes into Mexico in search of a man wanted back in the States. Finding him, he starts back. But it's a long way back, he has a reluctant captive, and there are unfriendly Indians along the way. The Sheriff admits his life has been a failure but this mission he plans to accomplish. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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It Rides a Trail NO Western Ever Rode Before!

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 September 1957 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Way Back See more »

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Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Second-unit director Oscar Rudolph replaced Allen H. Miner and directed ten days of the film, uncredited. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Chris Hamish: I've never been a success at anything I tried to do. Anything I ever tried to do ever, failed. I've been a failure and that's all, a plain old failure. But I'm not going to be this time. I'm going to make this one. I'm going to do this right!
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Soundtracks

The Ride Back
Written by Frank De Vol (uncredited) and Judy Spencer (uncredited)
Sung by Eddie Albert
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Well...
27 February 2003 | by advertsSee all my reviews

Well written, well directed, well acted, well paced. This is a film made by people (Robert Aldrich, William Conrad) who care about the medium.

Powerful performances by the leads and good support makes a simple story - of a Marshall taking a prisoner back to stand trial - an excellent one.

If you like 1950s Jimmy Stewart/Anthony Mann and Randolph Scott/Budd Boetticher westerns, you'll like this one.


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