Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir


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WW2 veteran Lucky Gagin arrives in a New Mexico border-town intent on revenging against mobster Frank Hugo but FBI agent Bill Retz, who also wants Hugo, tries to keep Gagin out of trouble.


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  • Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King, and Robert Montgomery in Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
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  • Robert Montgomery in Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
  • Thomas Gomez, Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King, and Robert Montgomery in Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
  • Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King, and Robert Montgomery in Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
  • Fred Clark, Edward Earle, Richard Gaines, Harold Goodwin, Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King, and Robert Montgomery in Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

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15 June 2001 | Gypsy1962
9
| Definitely recommended.
From the film's opening scene, which shows the protagonist, Lucky Gagin, emerging from a bus into a dusty Mexican town, the viewer is hooked. There are so many good things about this film, primarily the acting performances -- Robert Montgomery is a standout, as are Wanda Hendrix, Fred Clark, Thomas Gomez, and Art Smith. They each completely occupy their characters and make them come to life. Another highlight is the dialogue -- there are numerous memorable exchanges between Montgomery and Hendrix, and Clark delivers two especially well-written diatribes that serve to solidify his character in the consciousness. The story itself is quite simple, and is driven far more by characterization than by plot, but that is what makes the film so good. The film also contains its share of classically dark noir imagery -- most memorable is the scene in which the Gomez character is savagely beaten by two hoods while a group of neighborhood children sail along on the nearby merry-go-round, at first gaily enjoying the free ride but growing increasingly somber and afraid as they witness the brutal attack. This one is a definite must-see, particularly for film noir buffs, but also for film lovers of all types.

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