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Ride Lonesome (1959)

US 73m, Colour
Director: Budd Boetticher; Cast: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, Lee Van Cleef, James Coburn

ridelonesomeBen Brigade is a rugged bounty hunter who captures the outlaw Billy John who expects that his older brother Frank will come to his rescue before they get to Santa Cruz. Along the way, the Ben is joined by a couple of gunmen with plans of their own, as well as a buxom blonde who they rescue from a local tribe of Indians who she believes killed her husband. Unknown to everyone, Ben’s real plan is to lure in Frank, the man who killed his wife. As a story of revenge, Ride Lonesome a beautifully shot, but otherwise, typical B-Western (Klaus Ming April 2015).

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2 comments on “Ride Lonesome (1959)

  1. Hoosier X
    04/15/2015

    It’s a great minimalist western! So much happens in a little over an hour! And what a great cast!

    I had been wanting to see it for four or five years after it was referenced on the cult TV show “Middle Man” and I saw it last year. A B-western, yes, but one of the best of the B-westerns.

    It’s like the western equivalent of “Detour.”

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