And so, if anybody ever doubted it, do a couple of leathery, graying hombres named McCrea and Scott. Travelling or based outside United States? In his prime, Judd was a tough and respected lawman, but now his threadbare clothes and spectacles serve as reminders that he is long past his prime. That night, Elsa and Heck meet in the moonlight, but Knudsen interrupts their conversation. According to Crowther:[15]. ... Can't find a movie or TV show? When Gil asks if that's all he wants, Judd replies, "All I want is to enter my House justified.". Unknown to Steve, the restless Gil and a young drifter intend to steal the next gold transport. The colour is beautifully natural, a real improvement on our previous 2006 Region 1 DVD (which in fact IS playable on Region 2 equipment), also from Warner Brothers. The supporting cast includes Edgar Buchanan, James Drury, Warren Oates, and Ron Starr. When Gil pledges to take care of everything just like he would have, Judd says, "Hell, I know that. Sign in to see videos available to you. On the way they come to a farm with a religious zealot who has 1 daughter who wants to go the mines and marry her boyfriend. Ride the High Country balanced the more genteel and noble values of the older western with the downbeat cynicism of the modern western. This is a review of the 2017 All Region Blu-ray in Warner Brothers’ Archive Collection. Good telling of the old west in gold rush days. Ride the High Country (released internationally as Guns in the Afternoon) is a 1962 American CinemaScope Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Mariette Hartley. Meanwhile, Heck has shown himself to be trustworthy, and even though he will most likely go to prison, Elsa tells him she'll be there when he gets out. William Goldman says he spoke to an MGM executive at the time who says the film had tested strongly but they felt the film "didn't cost enough to be that good". Featuring 2 western stars; Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea. Ride the High Country is the one Sam Peckinpah movie about which there has never been controversy--save at MGM in 1962, when a new studio regime opted to dump this beautiful, heartbreakingly elegiac Western into the bottom half of a double-bill. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, … This stately morality tale, beautifully photographed in scenic Utah locations, features late life performances by Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea which may be the best work they ever did. After all the lost years working in disreputable places, he tells Gil that he's now grateful to have gained back some of his self-respect and intends on keeping it "with the help of you and that boy back there." triumphs over evil. PECKINPAH’S REQUIEM: ONE OF THE GREATEST EVER WESTERNS. For me, my favorite Peckinpah and a perfect movie, Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2018. [18] In 1964 the film won the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association. Victorias High Country is Australia's premiere destination for Mountain Biking, Road Cycling and Rail Trail / recreational cycling. Stone Jr., who had this screenplay he'd written years before about two old guys who were through but got one more chance in life. He is an actor, known for Ride the High Country (1962), Mister Roberts (1965) and Angels Hard as They Come (1971). Ride the High Country, American western film, released in 1962, that was a revisionist take on the genre. The young man is in love with Hartley. ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO. In the end Scotts evil intentions about the gold are gone and the son falls for Heartly. Sam switched it so the good guy died. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Scott and McCrea rescue the girl after she is married, they trick the judge who is forced to admit wrongly that he is unable to carry out marriages. It provides a really beautiful copy of the film, in 1080p, with DTS-HD Master Audio. Joel McCrea and Scott are down on their luck, not much money in their pockets and getting slightly old in the tooth. The job done here for this Blu-ray is outstanding. He tells his old friend, "I don't want them to see this. They reach the gold mine and finds that her boyfriend is not what he seems, he has some brutish brothers. Along the way they stop for the night at the farm of Joshua Knudsen (R. G. Armstrong) and his daughter Elsa (Mariette Hartley). She changes her mind after she is married and all hell breaks out as the horny brothers try to stop Hartley from leaving with the gold dust handlers. By 1962, the western was ready for an overhaul, and Ride the High Country helped to gently pave the way. When the dust settles, the three brothers are dead, but Judd is mortally wounded. 1962 94 min NR (Not Rated) Western Feature Film Reduced to transporting gold from a distant mine to a small-town bank, retired lawman Steve Judd (Joel McCrea) recruits friend Gil Westrum (Randolph Scott), who has been performing in a traveling carnival. John Wayne is OK. Peckinpah's sister in the extras recounts his life, wish that there was more background about Peckinpahs movie career. Select the department you want to search in. The film's script, though credited solely to veteran TV screenwriter N. B. I'll go it alone." [13], According to MGM records, the film lost $160,000. Angered by his old friend's betrayal, he slaps him and challenges him to a draw, but Gil throws down his guns. On the way to Gold strike they meet a young and vibrant Marriet Hartley who is dying to get away from her preacher like father who considers all men a threat to his lovely daughter, who is of age .After some shenanigans 'with Scotts Son she leaves her father and joins the trio on the way to gold strike to meet the man who asked her hand in marriage .When she arrives in gold strike she is besieged by the almost all male " town ' and is quickly jumped on by the brothers of her fiancée. An interesting environmental comment from Judd to the young coyboy when he throws his paper wrapper on the ground "Pick that up! Ron Starr was born on March 10, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ronald Starr. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing Ride the High Country near you. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 25, 2019, It is a pure joy to watch this visually improved slice of cinema history. As expected....Randolph Scott, his best film...+ Joel Mcrea....good team... Classic Sam . Along the way, Judd talks to Gil about right and wrong and how that's "something you just know." Ride the High Country was hailed as a success upon its release in Europe, winning first prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea really stand out as former aging lawmen and this movie is an exciting western and a great homage to the western genre. Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2020. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. A must see, again and again, for any movie fan, not just Western buffs. Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2017. Just then Gil comes riding in to help his old friend, and together the pair insult and challenge the brothers to a face-to-face shootout in the open. There is Audio Commentary. Unable to tolerate her domineering father any longer, Elsa leaves her home the next morning. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. R. G. Armstrong and Edgar Buchanan also contribute telling bits. It is a real classic of the Peckinpah genre with a strong story told by a director who does not pull his punches. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him. While Peckinpah purportedly hated the score by George Bassman, he was wrong, just as he was wrong about initially hating the Fielding score to The Wild Bunch - but that was Peckinpah for you. And that, I think, really gave the film its tremendous impact, because it went against the tradition of the bad guy paying his debt.[6]. The two young people are quite good, especially Miss Hartley, a newcomer with real promise. We know little about the director and scenarist, but Mr. Peckinpah and Mr. Stone certainly have what it takes. The ultimate performances of their careers. From acclaimed action director Sam Peckinpah comes this tense explosive drama about two aging gunslingers who sign on to transport gold from a remote mining town. Fandango FANALERT® Sign up for a FANALERT® and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area. An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. They come back to the farm and find out the father has been killed and 3 of the brothers are waiting in ambush, Scott rides to the rescue and McCrea is killed. See the full list of Ride the High Country cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. When they reach Elsa's farm, the Hammond brothers are waiting, having already killed her father. The Bassman score has a wonderful theme, and while it does resort to a bit of mickey-mousing once or twice, mostly it works perfectly. Two aging cowboys ( Scott and McCrea ) meet up in a town and begin a new journey to go to a gold mining town and attempt to bring down the gold dust to a bank without incurring the same fate as the others being shot and robbed. Scott has an ulterior motive and the $250,00 in gold is down to about $11,000 . The movie was released on the bottom half of a double bill. McCrea gets a job getting gold deposits from miners and bringing it back to the bank, and he enlists Scott and his young friend to assist. It is also almost worth watching for the scenery alone as I doubt whether the vista is as pristine today as it was when filmed. Gil, who had been making his living passing himself off as a legendary sharpshooter named The Oregon Kid, enlists the help of his young sidekick, Heck Longtree (Ron Starr). The brothers ambush the travellers on the way back and 2 of them are killed. The others are not so good. This is no exception and with it now in HD, you cannot go wrong. ~ "Ride The High Country" finally gets the HD Blu-ray treatment and comes out a Six Gun winner! Peckinpah flipped a coin in the presence of a producer to see which leading man got top billing, Scott or McCrea. It is a grand, thought-provoking Sam Peckinpah creation which is wonderful to see in a high definition Blu Ray transfer. You just forgot it for a while, that's all." X. They take a job as guards who protect a shipment of gold. Well, it sounded like a pretty good idea, and Roberts put me in touch with Stone. [5], What Sam did was a tremendous three-to-four-week dialogue rewrite. Ride the High Country - DVD (1962) for $14.98 from OLDIES.com Westerns Showdown in the High Sierra - Order by Phone 1-800-336-4627 The brothers (Jim Drury, the Virginian|) pursue the 3 travellers. Watch Ride the High Country 1962 in full HD online, free Ride the High Country streaming with English subtitle While everyone sees different things in a story like this, for me it is a story of redemption where good, eventually. Although gold strike has hookers and a house of ill repute these men all want her and spend their time trying to jump her . On the way back to the bank both father and son let McCrea know their intentions about the gold and are quickly sheriffed by McCrea while the horny brothers plot their attack . Find Where to Watch Ride The High Country and Many More Full-Length Movies From The Best Streaming Services Online. And he made possibly the single most important structural change. The film's script, though credited solely to veteran TV screenwriter N. B. I always did. I don't think I have ever seen another film with either of the two main stars giving a better performance. When they reach the Coarse Gold mining camp, they soon discover that the girl's fiancé, Billy Hammond (James Drury), is a drunken lout who intends to prostitute her to his four thuggish brothers, Elder (John Anderson), Sylvus (L. Q. Jones), Jimmy (John Davis Chandler) and Henry (Warren Oates). The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: The way it came about was one day I happened to mention my need for a good property to Roberts, who told me about this good friend of his, N. B. Judd enlists the help of his old friend and partner Gil Westrum (Randolph Scott) to guard the gold transfer. Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Ride the High Country (1962), starring Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea. The following weapons were used in the film Ride the High Country: The film is filled with classic dialogue. Released at the tail end of the western genre, and virtually thrown away by MGM, Ride the High Country feels like an elegy for the western itself -- and Peckinpah himself would go on to revise western conventions with such later efforts as The Wild Bunch (1969) and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973). McCrea takes control of the situation and tells Scott and his young friend he will take them back to prison. Back at the house, he admonishes and slaps her for her behavior. Knudsen is a domineering religious man who warns against those who "traffic in gold" and trades Bible verses with Judd at the dinner table. During the night, Gil leaves camp and heads back to the site of the gunfight, where he takes a horse and gun from one of the dead brothers. Judd casts a look back towards the high country and then dies. After reading the script the two men agreed that a switch of roles was in order..[20]. It also highlights the characters of both men in similar circumstances where one wears a shirt with frayed cuff while the other has become something of a showman con man. In the ensuing gunfight, two of the brothers, Jimmy and Sylvus, are killed, and Billy, Elder and Henry escape. Stone Jr. , was – according to producer Richard E. Lyons – almost entirely the work of Stone's friend and colleague, William S. Roberts Planning to put them on trial when they return to town, Judd is forced to change his plans when the Hammond brothers appear in hot pursuit of the girl. Judd and Heck rescue the girl from the marriage, and the next morning, Judd, Gil, Heck and Elsa start back towards town with the gold. Scott and McCrea apparently retired after this movie. [14], The film was a favorite of Bosley Crowther, who saw it in a double bill with The Tartars, greatly preferred Ride the High Country, calling it a "perfectly dandy little Western" and "the most disarming little horse opera in months." One, if not the best, westerns ever made, featuring two of the greatest stars ever to ride off into a sunset, Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. When Scott brings his son they both hide the fact that they really are going to rob the gold dust with or without the help of McCrea. ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO. Veteran Western star Randolph Scott came out of, then went back into, retirement for this excellent, atmospheric early Sam Peckinpah movie. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Ride the High Country is the 1962 Western that was Sam Peckinpah's first major success as a film director.. Ride the High Country (1962) NR 06/20/1962 (US) Action , Western 1h ... Showdown in the High Sierra Overview. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 3, 2020. Six miners were recently murdered trying to transport their gold on the one trail leading down from the crest of the Sierra Nevada. Peckinpah western, least violent of his films. Scott won the toss. These mountains don't need your trash! Gil (Randolph Scott ) and Steve (Joel McCrea) are two proud former lawmen coping with the changing times after helping settle the wild West. In a sense, it is a classical tale of another genre - a type of prodigal son re-working- where an honest man is bent by circumstance from the path of honesty that he has become used to following. > In the early years of the 20th century, an aging ex-lawman, Steve Judd (Joel McCrea), is hired to transport gold from a high country mining camp to the town of Hornitos, California. Ride The High Country (Guns In The Afternoon): The high country: the High Sierras, Bishop, central California. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is great. Video availability outside of United States varies. Mariette Hartley plays the young girl and runs away and becomes the third companion. Realizing Judd will never go along with his plan to steal the gold, Gil plans to steal the gold without his help. ~, Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2018. [19], In his autobiography In the Arena (1995), Charlton Heston wrote that he was considering remaking the film in the late 1980s, presumably with Clint Eastwood as a co-star, but after viewing Ride the High Country Heston proposed Harry Julian Fink's script of Major Dundee (1965) to Peckinpah. In the original Stone-Roberts script, Randy, the 'black hat' character, dies at the end. This is reflected in the fact that the movie has two protagonists, who represent each of those strands. There is a vintage Featurette on the movie, brought over from the initial DVD release and the Theatrical Trailer. This is simply one of the best westerns ever made - a very touching, elegiac mood piece, starring two icons of the cinema, Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea, giving brilliant performances. I loved watching it on the 55". Ride The High Country (1962) -- (Movie Clip) That's All I Can Hope For Beginning their journey to take a job transporting gold for a mining company, aging ex-rival lawmen Judd (Joel McCrea) and Westrum (Randolph Scott) reflect, their third man, the younger Longtree (Ron Starr) not on the same page, in Sam Peckinpah s Ride The High Country , 1962. But on the road back, with the $11,000 in gold–not the high amount of money Scott expected, the men become conflicted as McCrea catches the two trying to steal the gold and ties them up, promising to take them to the town sheriff. ~ Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2018 Verified Purchase Scott tells the dying McCrea he will return the gold to the bank. Along the way she and Heck flirt and he tries to force himself on her but is stopped by Judd. ", Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 3, 2018. He was previously married to Sybil Marcia Colin. Fandango FANALERT® ... See Full Cast + Crew for Ride the High Country Features Load More Features Movie Reviews Presented by Rotten Tomatoes. Ron Starr, Actor: Ride the High Country. [17] They also note that all of the themes of Peckinpah's later films, such as honor and ideals compromised by circumstance, the difficulty of doing right in an unjust world, the destruction of the West and its heroes by industrial modernity, and the importance of loyalty between men are all present in Ride the High Country. Judd, Gil, and Heck ride up into the mountains toward Coarsegold (A Sierra foothills town north of Fresno ) mining camp. The supporting cast includes Edgar Buchanan, James Drury, Warren Oates, and Ron Starr. 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. Ride the High Country (released internationally as Guns in the Afternoon) is a 1962 American CinemaScope Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Mariette Hartley. During the night as Gil and Heck prepare to leave with the gold, Judd confronts them at gunpoint. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing Ride the High Country near you. There's a problem loading this menu right now. [16] The film's reputation has only grown in following years, with Peckinpah's admirers citing it as his first great film. Offers. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I have liked Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea for awhile now and they both make great westerns! Stone Jr.[3], was – according to producer Richard E. Lyons – almost entirely the work of Stone's friend and colleague, William S. Roberts, and Peckinpah himself. Ex-lawman Steve Judd (played [4] [a], In 1992, Ride the High Country was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant[8] [9], The film featured Scott's final screen performance.[10]. Then he follows Judd, Heck, and Elsa down the only trail. The supporting cast is perfect and Peckinpah's direction could not be better, and of course he contributed majorly to the screenplay. now playing Ride The High Country (1962) -- (Movie Clip) That's All I Can Hope For. 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It was the second movie by director Sam Peckinpah, and its embittered characters and realistic gunplay began to establish the formulas for which he became famous. Cast and crew credits for Ride the High Country, 1962, directed by Sam Peckinpah, with Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley, at Turner Classic Movies Ride the High Country (1962) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2018. She later joins Judd, Gil, and Heck on their ride to Coarse Gold where she intends to marry her fiancé. A gunfight breaks out and soon both Judd and Heck are wounded. [1], The original casting was for McCrea to play the Gil Westrum part and Randolph Scott to play Steve Judd. It's a great movie and the recent release of this is just another reason to get this now in HD! It's near flawless in picture and sound. 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