Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ride Lonesome

Ride Lonesome is a 1959 Randolph Scott Western. It also stars Karen Steele (who has a Star Trek connection from Mudd's Women), Pernell Roberts (the oldest Cartwright son on Bonanza), Lee Van Cleef (one of our favorites), James Coburn (a personal favorite), James Best (Winchester '73, an unnamed crew member in Forbidden Planet) and Roy Jenson (who has a Star Trek original series connection). If you like traditional Westerns, you'll like this.

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Images Journal considers this one of 30 Great Westerns and says, "Ride Lonesome (1959) is one of [director] Boetticher's finest Westerns." Senses of Cinema has an article on Boetticher's career. The book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die praises "the easy-going interplay between Pernell Roberts and James Coburn as Boetticher's two most likable villains". Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 83%.

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