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Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)

Approved | | Western | January 1966 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard McEveety

Writers:

Al Dewlen (novel), Andrew J. Fenady
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Connors ... Jonas Trapp - the Tiger
Michael Rennie ... Brooks Durham
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ... Jessie Larkin Trapp
Joan Blondell ... Mrs. Lavender
Gloria Grahame ... Bonnie Shelley
Gary Merrill ... Dub Stokes
Bill Bixby ... Johnsy Boy Hood
Claude Akins ... Elwood Coates
Paul Fix ... Hanley
Marissa Mathes Marissa Mathes ... Maria (as Marrisa Mathes)
Harry Harvey ... Vogan (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
William Bryant ... Bartender (as Bill Bryant)
Jamie Farr ... Pete - Blacksmith
Larry Domasin Larry Domasin ... The Mexican Boy
Bill Catching Bill Catching ... A Drunk (as William Catching)
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Storyline

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 phillindholm

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No one will forget that night of vengeance when the tiger came back to stalk his prey! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tiger Wore Guns See more »

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Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(Encore-Westerns Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie changed its title from that of its source, a 1956 novel called "The Night of the Tiger," out of concern audiences might think they'd be seeing a movie set in a jungle. See more »

Goofs

When Jonas confronts Johnsy Boy in his buggy, someone with a white hat is seen behind the rearing horses. See more »

Quotes

Jonas: When you brand, it's usual to earmark and geld.
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Featured in Home Alone 3 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Ever Go Home Again
Music by Richard Markowitz
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Sung by Glenn Yarbrough
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Great Little Movie!
15 July 1999 | by Bob-45See all my reviews

This is a great little movie, with everything from a double-flashback story line to the contemporary prologue and epilogue. Chuck Connors gives his best performance, as the hard-bitten buffalo hunter, whom abandoned his new bride (Kathryn Hays) to make a fortune for her. On his return, he is robbed by a band of thugs (Claude Akins, Bill Bixby and Paul Fix). They rob him, beat him, and brand him! Connors spends the rest of the film obtaining justice, both from the thugs and from the woman he left behind.

The real acting kudos in this movie belong to Kathryn Hays, Gloria Grahame, Claude Akins and, most of all, Bill Bixby. Kathryn Hays sweet face belies the rage she feels at having been abandoned by Connors. Gloria Grahame is the older, still beautiful woman who cannot accept that her mature beauty is not appreciated by ladies man, Bill Bixby. Claude Akins produces a truly original portrait, a SYMPATHETIC psychopathic, sadistic killer. But Bill Bixby is the real revelation, as the narcissistic, masochistic ladies man. Bixby's performance is dowright hypnotic. The ending would be more satisfying in a novel than a movie; but, this film is well worth seeing.


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