Ride the Pink Horse

Ride the Pink Horse

Robert Montgomery
 Cast: Robert Montgomery
Robert Montgomery
, Wanda Hendrix
Wanda Hendrix
, Rita Conde
Rita Conde
, Thomas Gomez
Thomas Gomez

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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Robert Montgomery directed and starred in this exotic film noir set during a New Mexico fiesta. Montgomery plays a secretive ex-GI who plans to extort money from a prominent gangster (Fred Clark) as retribution for the death of Montgomery's best friend. An FBI man (Art Smith) would like the government to get the incriminating information on the gangster that Montgomery is carrying. Trailed by the FBI agent, Montgomery takes refuge at an old carousel, where he meets a Mexican gamin (Wanda Hendrix) who refuses to leave his side. The girl is on hand when the gangster catches up with Montgomery and has him beaten. She nurses Montgomery back to health, but the would-be blackmailer is determined to confront the gangster again. This time, however, the FBI agent comes to the rescue. Ride the Pink Horse is a properly moody melodrama, containing one of the few truly good performances from eternal ingenue Wanda Hendrix. The film was remade for TV in 1964 as The Hanged Man.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2015
UPC: 0715515141512
Original Release: 1947
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 14,524

Special Features

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Audio commentary featuring film noir historians Alain Silver and James Ursini; New interview with Imogen Sara Smith, author of In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1947, featuring Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix, and Thomas Gomez; PLUS: an essay by filmmaker and writer Michael Almereyda

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Montgomery Blackie Gagin
Wanda Hendrix Pila
Rita Conde Carla
Thomas Gomez Pancho
Fred Clark Frank Hugo
Iris Flores Maria
Andrea King Marjorie
Art Smith Bill Retz
Grandon Rhodes Mr. Edison
Tito Renaldo Bellboy
Richard Gaines Jonathan
Martin Garralaga Barkeeper
Edward Earle Locke
Harold Goodwin Red
Maria Cortez Elevator Girl
Jimmy Ames Actor
Paul Bryar Actor
Robert Cabal Muchachos
John Doucette Actor
Henry Garcia Mexican Boy
Ernest Hilliard Elderly Man
Donald Kerr Headwaiter
Lyle Latell State Trooper
Leon Lenoir Mexican Workman
Paul Maxey Portly Man
Ralph Montgomery Waiter
Howard Negley Actor
Julian Rivero Actor
Beatrice Roberts Manageress
William H. Ruhl Mr. Blaine
Charles Stevens Drunken Mexican
Harry Vejar Barber
Virginia Wave Waitress
Roque Ybarra Actor
Jack Worth Thugs
Jerry DeCastro Mexican Man
Rose Marie Lopez Actor
Jose Alvarado Actor
Robert Espinosa Mexican Boy Crying

Technical Credits
Robert Montgomery Director
Ben Hecht Screenwriter
Robert F. Boyle Art Director
Ralph Dawson Editor
Oliver Emert Set Decoration/Design
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Joan Harrison Producer,Screenwriter
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Charles Lederer Screenwriter
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Bud Westmore Makeup
Yvonne Wood Costumes/Costume Designer

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