Ride the Man Down
Ride the Man Down is a 1952 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane, written by Mary C. McCall, Jr., and starring Brian Donlevy, Rod Cameron, Ella Raines, Forrest Tucker, Barbara Britton, Chill Wills and J. Carrol Naish. The film was released on November 25, 1952, by Republic Pictures.
|Ride the Man Down|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Joseph Kane|
|Produced by||Joseph Kane|
|Screenplay by||Mary C. McCall, Jr.|
J. Carrol Naish
|Music by||Ned Freeman|
|Cinematography||Jack A. Marta|
|Edited by||Fred Allen|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
Celia Evarts and her brother John inherit the valuable Hatchet Ranch after their father dies in a blizzard. Other cattlemen and cowboys in the region immediately try to take advantage, grazing on the land and using its water for free. Celia's brother is also shot and killed.
Will Ballard, her foreman, sets out to protect Celia's interests, with sheriff Joe Kneen's help, particularly after Celia's fiance, Sam Danfelser, betrays her and sides with Bide Marriner, a rich rancher who hopes to gain control of Hatchet for himself. Bide seizes a watering hole and the only way Will can think of to defeat him is to destroy it. Bide then tries to shoot the sheriff in the back, but Kneen gets the better of him. Sam rides in for one more confrontation, but before he and Will can come face to face, Celia slips away and takes care of matters herself.
- Brian Donlevy as Bide Marriner
- Rod Cameron as Will Ballard
- Ella Raines as Celia Evarts
- Forrest Tucker as Sam Danfelser
- Barbara Britton as Lottie Priest
- Chill Wills as Ike Adams
- J. Carrol Naish as Sheriff Joe Kneen
- Jim Davis as Red Courteen
- Taylor Holmes as Lowell Priest
- James Bell as John Evarts
- Paul Fix as Ray Cavanaugh
- Al Caudebec as Mel Young
- Roydon Clark as Jim Young
- Roy Barcroft as Russ Schultz
- Douglas Kennedy as Harve Garrison
- Chris-Pin Martin as Chris
- Jack La Rue as Kennedy
- Claire Carleton as Amelia
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- "Ride the Man Down". Afi.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
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