July 10: Ride The High Country

Wednesday, July 10 2019| 9PM Ride the High Country aka Guns in the Afternoon USA 1962 d. Sam Peckinpah with Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr, Edgar Buchanan, R. G. Armstrong and Jenie Jackson. Cinemascope and Metrocolor. 94 m

Ride the High Country is the eye of the hurricane, the stillness at the center of the storm of transgression that Sam Peckinpah brought to American film in the late 1960s….The serenity of its outlook and the surety of its convictions about the nature of right and wrong place it far outside the tortured worlds inscribed by his subsequent films. At the same time, it shows clearly the thematic obsessions and stylistic hallmarks that he would make his own when American society began to come apart in ways that enabled him to become the great poet of late sixties apocalypse.” Stephen Prince

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See Also: The Magnificent Seven (Sturges, 1960), How The West Was Won (Ford-Hathaway-Marshall, 1962), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford, 1962)