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Ride the High Country

An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: March 10, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: Warner Archives

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Total Count: 14


User Ratings: 4,060
Rating: 9/10 -- A film of abundant visual beauty through whose heart blows a chill valedictory breeze. Full Review
Mar 23, 2001
Using everything that came before and predicting everything that came after, Ride the High Country can now be seen as the lynchpin in the history of the entire Western genre. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Sep 10, 2010
Rating: A -- A superior Western featuring two of that genre's greats, Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott, who were both in their 60s at the time... Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- Symbols of a waning era who eventually clash over right and wrong, Messrs. McCrea and Scott mesh perfectly, with the latter getting the drollest lines -- and there are plenty. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Ride the High Country vigorously and colorfully brings alive the Old West of cinematic myth. Full Review
Dec 20, 2005
Rating: 8/10 -- ...great entertainment: humorous, adventurous, inventive, and enthralling. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Apr 23, 2010
Rating: 5/5 -- A much-loved revisionist Western, director Peckinpah's second feature film proved to be a bittersweet swan song for the Old West and a classy farewell to the screen for actors Scott and -- for some years -- McCrea. Full Review
TV Guide
Jan 1, 2000

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Employed to guard a gold shipment from the lawless Sierra mining town of Course Gold, Gil Westrum (Randolph Scott) hires his longtime friend Steve Judd (Joel McCrea) and Heck Longtree (Ron Starr) to ride shotgun. The two, however, have less honorable plans for the gold. But both sets of plans are thrown into disarray when the men encounter Elsa Knudsen (Mariette Hartley) fleeing her violent, religious fanatic father to elope with Billy Hammond (James Drury).
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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • UPC: 883929709762
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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