Ride the Pink Horse [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1947]

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Overview

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration
  • 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

Synopsis

Ride the Pink Horse
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robert Montgomery
    Robert Montgomery - Blackie Gagin
  • Wanda Hendrix
    Wanda Hendrix - Pila
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    Rita Conde - Carla
  • Thomas Gomez
    Thomas Gomez - Pancho
  • Fred Clark
    Fred Clark - Frank Hugo
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