Ride the High Country Poster

Release Date: January 22nd, 1991

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Reduced to transporting gold from a distant mine to a small-town bank, retired lawman Steve Judd (Joel McCrea) recruits friend Gil Westrum (Randolph Scott), who has been performing in a traveling carnival. Unknown to Steve, the restless Gil and a young drifter intend to steal the next gold transport. On the way, the men help Elsa Knudsen (Mariette Hartley) to break free from her zealot father and join her fiance at the mine, not realizing the consequences that await them all.

Cast: Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr, R. G. Armstrong, Edgar Buchanan, John Anderson, L.Q. Jones

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Genres: Western

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Revenge, Rivalry, Amusing, Friendship, Rousing, Sacrifice, Fall, Daughter, Brother, Engaging


Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963)