Ride the Pink Horse
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Robert Montgomery directed and starred in this exotic film noir set during a New Mexico fiesta. Montgomery plays a secretive ex-GI who plans to extort money from a prominent gangster (Fred Clark) as retribution for the death of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1947
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2015
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Eric Melin

It shows Montgomery still taking chances, retaining some seriously robust cinematic flair, courtesy director of photography Russell Metty. There are lots of long, fluid takes and a very heavy atmosphere throughout.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

An under-seen but highly-recommended film.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Stylishly presented complex psychological melodrama.

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Sean Axmaker
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The film is both tough and touching, with crackling dialogue (scripted by the great Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer) and stylized scenes...

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

If a director's job is to come up with creative ways to convey who characters are and the deeper meaning of their circumstances, Montgomery earns a gold star.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The plot isn't the attraction here; instead, it's the intriguing relationships between the characters, the black-and-white camerawork by the great Russell Metty (Touch of Evil, Spartacus), and the scintillating performances by all concerned.

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Emanuel Levy

Skillfully crafted crime-noir, well directed by Robert Montogmery and well acted by the entire cast, especially Thomas Gomez in an Oscar-nominated performance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
the actor robert montgomery both directs and stars in this noir set in the new mexican desert. haunting images, mysterious characters, hard-boiled dialogue, yet… More