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RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (aka GUNS IN THE AFTERNOON)

RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (aka GUNS IN THE AFTERNOON)

  • Directed by Sam Peckinpah
  • Starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley
  • 1962 | 94mins | USA | (PG)

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.