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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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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:

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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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The film was based on a story originally written for the radio version of "Gunsmoke" in 1952, which also starred William Conrad at the time. See more »

Quotes

Bob Kallen: You afraid of Indians, Hamish?
Sheriff Chris Hamish: I'm respectful of any man who's got enough liquor to make him kill.
Bob Kallen: Seems to me I've heard something like that about you, Kallen.
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The Ride Back
Written by Frank De Vol (uncredited) and Judy Spencer (uncredited)
Sung by Eddie Albert
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Better than 1957's 3:10 to Yuma
25 May 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

The same Columbia Pictures released 3:10 Yuma, United Artists released their own very similar film The Ride Back. In both films, a reluctant lawman is recruited to escort a dangerous criminal to his doom-in 3:10 to Yuma it's the train station, and in The Ride Back it's the United States border. Chances are, if you liked one you'll like the other, so if this is your cup of tea, give it a whirl.

In this one, William Conrad is a sheriff who has to travel down to Mexico to bring back a wanted criminal. The half-Mexican wanted criminal is played by-I'll give you three guesses-Anthony Quinn. Given every opportunity, Tony tries to escape, but Bill is determined to bring him to the border. Along the way, the lines of right and wrong blur as Tony shows a warm and caring heart. Will Bill go through with it? You'll have to watch to find out.

Compared to the original 3:10 to Yuma-the remake is in a class by itself-I actually liked this movie better. William Conrad is a little boring and wooden, but Anthony Quinn is delectably warm and easy to root for. And as a bonus, Eddie Albert sings the title song! If you're looking for an even better movie though, try The River's Edge, an exciting western where Anthony Quinn toughs it out with a rattlesnake.


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