Director Allen H. Miner
Writer Antony Ellis
Screenplay Anthony Ellis
Country United States
Genre Drama, Western
Music director Frank De Vol
|Release date April 29, 1957 (1957-04-29)|
Directors Allen H. Miner, Oscar Rudolph
Cast Anthony Quinn (Bob Callen), William Conrad (Sheriff Chris Hamish), Lita Milan (Elena), Victor Millan (Father Ignatius)
Similar movies Anthony Quinn appears in The Ride Back and Man from Del Rio
Tagline It Rides a Trail NO Western Ever Rode Before!
Eddie albert sings the ride back ballad
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 Trevino and was produced by Conrad. It was released on April 29, 1957, by United Artists.
Sheriff Chris Hamish is recruited to bring gunfighter Bob Kallen back for trial on unspecified charges. Hamish is a brooding haunted man who has been a failure at everything he has done and even his own wife scorns him. Kallen, on the other hand, is very confident, charismatic and decent at heart. This Western was rather novel because it was an intense character study of the two protagonists as they embark on their odyssey. Along the way, Hamish admits to his prisoner that he wants to bring him in not so much in the name of justice, but for his own self redemption. Stalked by blood-thirsty Apaches and picking up an orphaned Mexican child, the lawman and the outlaw are forced to rely upon each other for survival and in the end develop a bond of admiration and respect.
ReferencesThe Ride Back Wikipedia
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