The Ride Back
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The Ride Back
The Ride Back
The Ride Back poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAllen H. Miner
Produced byWilliam Conrad
Screenplay byAntony Ellis
StarringAnthony Quinn
William Conrad
Lita Milan
Victor Millan
Jorge Treviño
Music byFrank De Vol
CinematographyJoseph F. Biroc
Edited byMichael Luciano
The Associates & Aldrich Company
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • April 29, 1957 (1957-04-29)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Ride Back is a 1957 American Western film directed by Allen H. Miner and written by Antony Ellis. The film stars Anthony Quinn, William Conrad, Lita Milan, Victor Millan and Jorge Trevino and was produced by Conrad. It was released on April 29, 1957, by United Artists.[1][2] It was partially filmed in Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks, California.[3]

It was produced by Robert Aldrich who called it "a good Western with psychological overtones."[4]


Sheriff Chris Hamish is recruited to bring gunfighter Bob Kallen back for trial on unspecified charges. Hamish is a brooding haunted man who has been a failure at everything he has done and even his own wife scorns him. Kallen, on the other hand, is very confident, charismatic and decent at heart. This Western was rather novel because it was an intense character study of the two protagonists as they embark on their odyssey. Along the way, Hamish admits to his prisoner that he wants to bring him in not so much in the name of justice, but for his own self redemption. Stalked by blood-thirsty Apaches and picking up an orphaned Mexican child, the lawman and the outlaw are forced to rely upon each other for survival and in the end develop a bond of admiration and respect.



Aldrich had admired a documentary on tuna fishing directed by Miner.[4]


  1. ^ "The Ride Back (1957) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "The Ride Back". TV Guide. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Schneider, Jerry L. (2015). Western Filming Locations Book 1. CP Entertainment Books. Page 116. ISBN 9780692561348
  4. ^ a b Aldrich, Robert (2004). Robert Aldrich : interviews. University Press of Mississippi. p. 14.

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