PG Certificate ADVERTISEMENT. When Steve Judd, an aging gunfighter, is hired to protect and escort a gold shipment from a mining town, he asks his old friend Gil Westrum to accompany him, Unbeknownst to Steve, Gil plans to … Complete credited cast: Randolph Scott ... Gil Westrum: Joel McCrea ... Steve Judd: Mariette Hartley ... Elsa Knudsen: Ron Starr ... Heck Longtree: Edgar Buchanan ... Judge Tolliver: R.G. Ride the High Country. Randolph Scott. Hi-Lo is not only the name of the high-country flatlands where the story takes place, it is also a poker game, and that Western cliche is given a good spin, too." Watch Ride The High Country movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on TVGuide.com. Directed by Gene Nelson. Randolph Scott (Gil Westrum) Joel McCrea (Steve Judd) Mariette Hartley (Elsa Knudsen) Ron Starr (Heck Longtree) En route to Coarse Gold, the three riders spend the night at the farm of a religious fanatic ( R.G. Cast and crew credits for Ride the High Country, 1962, directed by Sam Peckinpah, with Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley, at Turner Classic Movies Armstrong, Byron Foulger, John Davis Chandler, Warren Oates, Percy Helton, Sam Peckinpah, Joel McCrea, L.Q. The plot was simple: hero McCare clinging to old time principles while aging partner wants one big score to retire with some dignity. Released at the tail end of the western genre, and virtually thrown away by MGM, Ride the High Country feels like an elegy for the western itself -- and Peckinpah himself would go on to revise western conventions with such later efforts as The Wild Bunch (1969) and … Gil Westrum. He tries to trade for it but Lucas won't trade. Steve Judd Joel McCrea. Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Warren Oates, RG Armstrong, LQ Jones. In the early years of the twentieth century, an aging ex-lawman, Steve Judd (Joel McCrea), is hired to guard a shipment of gold from a high country mining camp to the town of Hornitos, California. Genres: Revisionist Western. Veteran Western star Randolph Scott came out of, then went back into, retirement for this excellent, atmospheric early Sam Peckinpah movie. Six miners were recently murdered trying to transport their gold on the one trail leading down from the crest of the Sierra Nevada. Sam Peckinpah. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him. An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. Writers. Ride the High Country - DVD (1962) for $14.98 from OLDIES.com Westerns Showdown in the High Sierra - Order by Phone 1-800-336-4627 [2] Stephen Holden of The New York Times said, "In its best moments the movie feels … Ride the High Country: R.G. Armstrong Jenie Jackson James Drury L.Q. 1962 Western. In his prime, Judd was a tough and respected lawman, but now his threadbare clothes and spectacles serve as reminders that he is long past his prime. Stone Jr. Editor. Ride the High Country 1962 Western. Film, Action and adventure. - Safari (1962) ... Lt. Riedl (as Ronald Starr) - Killer in the House (1961) ... Rider (as Ronald Starr) Ride the High Country Cast and Crew "Showdown in the High Sierra" TMDb Score. Like its heroes Randolph Scott and Joel McCrae, the genre was fading rapidly at this stage. Cast: Randolph Scott Joel McCrea Ronald Starr Mariette Hartley James Drury RG Armstrong Edgar … Gil Westrum Randolph Scott. An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. Sam Peckinpah Robert Creighton Williams N.B. Ride the High Country Sam Peckinpah (1962) 90min. 1962 Ride the High Country. 71. Armstrong ... Joshua Knudsen: Jenie Jackson ... Kate James Drury Cast & Crew. Ride the High Country. With Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr. Steve Judd. ~ Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2018 Verified Purchase Producer. Heck Longtree. Cast. Ride The High Country (Guns In The Afternoon): The high country: the High Sierras, Bishop, central California. Armstrong ), whose daughter Elsa ( Mariette Hartley in her film debut), chafing at her father's loud piety, is planning to elope with her boyfriend Billy ( James Drury ). Rated the #38 best film of 1962, and #2542 in the greatest all-time movies (according to RYM users). Starring: Mariette Hartley, Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott. In 1969 the Western movie enjoyed its best year … Richard E. Lyons. Joel McCrea. Ride The High Country the last truly great Western movie. Two mountain men ride by the McCain ranch and one, Ambrose, is enamored with Lucas' rifle. Mariette Hartley. Elsa Knudsen. Play Trailer; Showdown in the High Sierra Overview. 1961-1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) Lt. Riedl / Rider. Cast & Crew Randolph Scott Gil Westrum Joel McCrea Steve Judd Clint Delany. Ride the High Country (1962) NR 06/20/1962 (US) Action, Western 1h 34m User Score. Directed by Sam Peckinpah. 5.0 out of 5 stars ~ "Ride The High Country" finally gets the HD Blu-ray treatment and comes out a Six Gun winner! Actress Mariett Hartley will appear in person for a Q&A following the screening of RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY on Saturday, August 19th. 2 years ago. Judd enlists t… ... Top Billed Cast. Jones Ride the High Country - Cast, Crew and Credits - TV.com Randolph Scott Joel McCrea Mariette Hartley Ron Starr Edgar Buchanan R.G. Watch Ride The High Country movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at TVGuide.com. This autumnal Western dealt with many of the same themes of a changing West that John Ford explored in Liberty Valance . 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