Ride the High Country (1962)
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|Two aging lawmen find their code of honor tested as they escort a gold shipment through perilous mountain terrain.|
Editor's NoteTwo grizzled cowhands reminisce about their lively pasts as they travel across dangerous country with a gold shipment they were hired to protect. This is often considered to be Peckinpah's finest film, and is typical of post-classical westerns in terms of its elegiac tone. AKA: "Guns in the Afternoon."
Cast & Crew
|Sam Peckinpah - Director|
Plot SummaryWestern tale about two over-the-hill buddies who have been on both sides of the law during their eventful lives. Now they're guarding a cargo of gold--which one of the men intends to steal. But along the way, the men reminisce about their exciting past, compete with each other for the affections of a comely lass, and confront a band of merciless outlaws out to get the gold for themselves.
|"The line, 'I want to enter my house justified' in [the film] is my father's. We talked about that just before he died, just before the film was released. He never saw it. ---- SAM PECKINPAH|