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Ride the High Country

Dir: Sam Peckinpah
Cast: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartle
94mins   1962   USA   PG   English   

This film is being shown as part of the Voigt Film Club so please arrive at 10:30 if you wish to see the introduction. In order to attend the introduction and take part in the post-film discussion you should book the 'Course Participant' ticket.

Gil and Steve are two proud former lawmen coping with the changing times after helping settle the wild West. They take a job as guards who protect a shipment of gold. They also protect the virtues of young Elsa when a bevy of bad brothers attempt to make her the object of their criminal carnal desires.

Using everything that came before and predicting everything that came after, Ride the High Country can now be seen as the lynchpin in the history of the entire Western genre - Jeffrey M. Anderson