DVD 94 mins IMDB 7.6 (1,861 votes)
Ride The High Country
Warner Bros. (1962)
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(2/15/2006 )

John Wood
Adventure, Drama, Western
USA  /  English

Joel McCrea Steve Judd
Randolph Scott Gil Westrum
Mariette Hartley Elsa Knudsen
Ron Starr Heck Longtree
Edgar Buchanan Judge Tolliver
R.G. Armstrong Joshua Knudsen
Jenie Jackson Kate
James Drury Billy Hammond
L.Q. Jones Sylvus Hammond
John Anderson Elder Hammond
John Davis Chandler Jimmy Hammond
Warren Oates Henry Hammond
Byron Foulger Abner Sampson (uncredited)
Frank Hagney Miner (uncredited)
Percy Helton Luther Sampson (uncredited)

Director Sam Peckinpah
Producer Richard E. Lyons
Writer N. B. Stone; N.B. Stone Jr.; Robert Creighton Williams; Sam Peckinpah
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Musician George Bassman
User Credit 1 Frank Santillo

In this brilliant, moving film directed by Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch), cowboy icons Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea find roles to match their leathery Western personas, playing aging lawmen hired to guard a gold shipment. They don't have much: a horse each, a couple of dollars. And they have everything: their independence. But the frontier is disappearing - and so is space wide open enough for independent men.

With luck, the two will find space enough for this ride and one last payday. They will also find adventure, including the dramatic rescue of a mistreated bride (Mariette Hartley), gun-blazing shootouts and a life-changing betrayal. Both an exciting Western and a heart-lifting homage to the genre, Ride The High Country is a journey into film greatness.

Edition Details
Barcode 012569690721
Region Region 1
Release Date 1/10/2006
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

New Featurette: A Justified Life: Sam Peckinpah and the Hogue Country
Commentary by Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
Sam Peckinpah Trailer Gallery
Personal Details
Purchase Date 2/15/2006
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
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Trivia: This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1992. (more)

Quotes: Luther Sampson: The day of the Forty-niner is gone. The day of the steady businessman has arrived. (more)

Awards: Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win (more)