The Ride Back (1957)

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    • The Ride Back (1957)

      THE RIDE BACK

      DIRECTED BY ALLEN H. MILNER
      PRODUCED BY ROBERT ALDRICH/WILLIAM CONRAD
      THE ASSOCIATES & ALDRICH COMPANY
      UNITED ARTISTS



      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      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

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

      Directed
      Allen H. Miner
      Oscar Rudolph ... (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Antony Ellis

      Produced
      Walter Blake ... associate producer
      William Conrad ... producer
      Robert Aldrich ... producer (uncredited)

      Music
      Frank De Vol ... (as Frank Devol)

      Cinematography
      Joseph F. Biroc ... (as Joseph Biroc)

      Trivia
      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.

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

      Goofs
      unknown

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Janss Conejo Ranch, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
      Melody Ranch - 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, USA
      Mexico

      Watch the Movie

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ClzENba6iM[/extendedmedia]
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • The Ride Back is a 1957 American Western film directed by
      Allen H. Miner and written by Antony Ellis.
      The film stars Anthony Quinn, William Conrad, Lita Milan, Victor Millan and Jorge Treviño.
      The film was released on April 29, 1957, by United Artists.



      User Review

      No Travel Lodge in These Parts
      22 July 2009 | by dougdoepke (Claremont,USA)

      DOUG wrote:

      I may have missed someone, but by my count only six actors have lines in this ultra-spare Western. The production comes from respected director Robert Aldrich's independent company with William Conrad himself producing. That may account for Quinn's appearance in a cheapie so soon after his Oscar for Lust for Life (1956)—plus, the likelihood that the streamlined production could be shot in less than 2 weeks.


      As a Western, it's an offbeat concept— Sheriff Conrad returning fugitive Quinn from Mexico to stand trial. The narrative is basically two nervous guys riding across the great outdoors with some drunken Apaches lurking in the background. No wonder the sheriff can't relax. However, the movie comes across as more interesting than suspenseful, mainly because crucial compromises are made with Quinn's character. He's simply made too likable and respected to generate the kind of tension needed, which may have been the price of putting a headliner like Quinn in the lead. It's really Conrad's resolute sheriff that holds interest as a number of surprising self-doubts begin to unfold. His nicely shaded performance shows how much more than a great radio voice Conrad was. Anyway, it's an entertaining little programmer with a rare distinction. It's the only film I've seen with more untranslated lines outside English than in English—an unusual effect. So, unless you speak Spanish, you may have to do a lot of inferring.

      (In passing—it's probably a matter of taste, but to my ear the title tune may be the worst of the era, bellowed out by a decidedly untuneful Eddie Albert.)
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England