skip navigation
Ride the High Country

Ride the High Country(1962)

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:
Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (0)

DVDs from TCM Shop

Ride the High Country Two aging gunslingers sign on... MORE > $59.98 Regularly $59.98 Buy Now

USER REVIEWS

user reviews

See Detailed Ratings
    Acting of Lead Performers
    Acting of Supporting Cast
    Director
    Music Score
    Title Sequence
  • No Ratings Available Add Yours Now
    Screenplay
    Cinematography
    Historical Importance
    Would You Recommend?
  • 0 Member Ratings

Add your ratings! Each of the detailed ratings you select will result in a cumulative score for this film.

You can also write a review by clicking here. Your review will then be posted for everyone to read.

Thank You!

We have received your ratings and calculated them into the overall user ratings for this title.

You can also write a review by clicking here. Your review will then be posted for everyone to read.

    Rate the acting of the Lead Performers
    Rate the acting of the Supporting Cast
    Rate the Director
    Rating of the Music Score
    Rating of the Title Sequence
    Screenplay
    Creatively uses the camera to tell the story
    Importance in Cinema history
    Would you recommend for fans of this genre
Submit Ratings Cancel Write a Review Read Reviews

*By submitting your contribution, you agree to TCM's Terms of Use. TCM will use your personal information consistent with our Privacy Policy

NO REVIEWS AVAILABLE

The title has not been reviewed. Be the first to write a review by clicking here to start.

  • Museum Film

    • den scul
    • 6/10/14

    Next to Shane, this film has to be one of the best. John Wayne may have been the king of Westerns, but R. Scott was the leading Western star in the 50's. Joel McRae did multi roles, but always seemed at home in the saddle. For those who loved the old Westerns, this was one of the last that capped the careers. The stars made a mediocre plot into a great swan song by the aging stars.

  • McRae and Scott

    • denscul
    • 7/3/13

    These two stars were leading box office draw at times in their career. Everything comes to an end, and this was the last significant effort by both. Playing their own ages, they also play a good and evil story, one with redemption in the end. McRae is stubbornly, if naively good, and Scott recognizes that he has one shot at living his remaining years with some dignity. In true old fashioned western genre, it all gets sorted out in the end, wit h good winning over evil. (A lot different than today). The Director, best known for his violent films, manages to get in some death scenes, but not too much blood and guts. Not enough that you couldn't watch thise with the older members of your family without squirming uncomfortably. Great photography, color, unlike many of the two stars earlier films. Did you notice how the two old veterans out acted the new guys on the block. The only part I didn't like was the typical beating up on the father who wanted the best for his girl. This has become so common in films today, that it almost seems required, and in my opinion, a form of censorship because portraying a Christian father who loves his daughter is no longer possible without making out that he is a jerk.

  • RIde the High Country

    • Goetan
    • 5/18/13

    The first Western directed by Peckinpah, and the one that put him on the map of major filmmakers. Scott & McCrea, playing character's that reflected their own on-screen persona's, play two aging gunfighter's whose mission to transport gold is interrupted by Hartley's presence. The film's plot is predictable, but contains many themes that Peckinpah would explore in his later career and a nostalgia for the older Western pictures. A small Western that deserves appreciation and a lot of viewings. I give it a 4/5.

  • Ride with Randolph and McCrea, Ride Tall(1962)

    • nshepard
    • 7/25/11

    Aging Lawmen Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott are hired to escort the gold to town from the mine, where there is only one route. Teriffic direction by Peckinpah who understands that the worth of a man's life, is valued by more than money. Great story, great supporting actors, and introducing Mariette Hartley. Warren Oates, R.G. Armstrong, Edgar Buchanan, James Drury, and L.Q. Jones also star. 5 out of 5 stars for its place in western film history, plus sentimental value, when men were men.

  • Peckinpah's Most Intense Western Drama.

    • Frank Harris Horn
    • 6/11/10

    Legendary film director, Sam Peckinpah directs Western film legends, Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea in this magnificent Western adventure filmed on location in the Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California. Scott and McCrea are two aging lawmen hired to guard a gold shipment, and rescue a beautiful mistreated bride from a family of gun-blazing brothers. Both Scott and McCrea are at their best in their seperate careers, along with beautiful scenery photographed by cinematographer, Lucien Ballard, and flawless performances. Also starring Mariette Hartley, Ronald Starr, Edgar Buchanan, R.G. Armstrong, James Drury, John Anderson, L.Q. Jones, Warren Oates, John Davis Chandler, Jenie Jackson, Percy Helton, Byron Foulger, Michael T. Mikler & Frank Hagney. This was Randolph Scott's last film. Randolph Scott died on March 2, 1987.

  • Simply a great film.

    • stephen salyk
    • 11/13/09

    A wonderful film from start to finish with great acting by the two leads, gorgeous cinematography, beautiful music and an ending with one last perfect line from Randolph Scott.

  • classic western

    • em
    • 6/9/09

    The photography is brilliant, the acting of the lead and supporting players is excellent. The ending is one of the most moving in movie history.

  • superb western

    • dan
    • 9/5/08

    well written/acted/realized. A pleasure

  • ride the high country

    • kas
    • 10/6/07

    was I seeing things was there a camel ???

  • Your Name
  • Your Email (optional)
  • Your Location (optional)
      Rate the acting of the Lead Performers
      Rate the acting of the Supporting Cast
      Rate the Director
      Rating of the Music Score
      Rating of the Title Sequence
      Screenplay
      Creatively uses the camera to tell the story
      Importance in Cinema history
      Would you recommend for fans of this genre

  • Title of your Review
  • Your Review

    Character Limit! You have reached the 2,000 word character limit for this review.

  • Preview & Submit Cancel Submit Review Go Back
Thank You!

We have received your ratings and calculated them into the overall user ratings for this title.

Click the button below to read reviews and see your posting:

Close Detailed Ratings (optional)

*We protect your personal infortmation and will not provide it to anyone without your consent. For a complete explanation, please refer to TCM's Privacy Policy. By submitting your contribution, you agree to TCM's Terms of Use.