Ride the High Country

Ride the High Country (1962)
In this beautiful and poignant story, two old lawmen take on one last job, bringing the gold down from a mining camp in the California mountains. Along the way, they pick up an unhappy young woman who thinks her happiness can be obtained my marrying a good-looking miner she had once met. When the miner is less than a prince, they must get both the girl and the gold back to town safely. The cinematography is matchless and the acting by two western veterans, Joel McCrae and Randolph Scott, was never better. Directed by Sam Peckinpah who later directed the ultraviolent western classic The Wild Bunch.

Check out the original New York Times review; read a recent review on the Western Wednesdays column of The Flick Cast; and visit TCM’s website to watch a movie clip, watch a trailer, or view photos.

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