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Ride the High Country

  • Film

Time Out says

Peckinpah's superb second film, a nostalgic lament for the West in its declining years, with a couple of great set pieces (the bizarre wedding in the mining camp, the final shootout among the chickens). Affectionately funny as Scott and McCrea, once more hired and temporarily in harness, creak rheumatically while climbing off their horses, turn aside from the trail to bathe aching feet, and sport long woolly combinations for bed. But also achieving an almost biblical grandeur as the two oldtime lawmen, fallen upon hard times and suddenly realising that the world has left them behind, contrive not to fall from grace and self-respect when a tempting gold shipment comes between them. Truly magnificent camerawork from Lucien Ballard.
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Release Details

  • Duration:93 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sam Peckinpah
  • Screenwriter:NB Stone Jr
  • Cast:
    • Randolph Scott
    • Joel McCrea
    • Ronald Starr
    • Mariette Hartley
    • James Drury
    • RG Armstrong
    • Edgar Buchanan
    • LQ Jones
    • Warren Oates
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