"Hollywood actor turned idiosyncratic auteur Robert Montgomery (Here Comes Mr. Jordan) directs and stars in this striking crime drama based on a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. He plays a tough-talking former GI who comes to a small New Mexico town to shake down a gangster who killed his best friend; things quickly turn nasty. Ride the Pink Horse features standout supporting performances from Fred Clark, Wanda Hendrix, and especially Thomas Gomez, who became the first Hispanic actor to receive an Academy Award nomination for his role here. With its relentless pace, expressive cinematography by the great Russell Metty (All That Heaven Allows), and punchy, clever script by Charles Lederer (His Girl Friday) and Ben Hecht (Spellbound), this is an overlooked treasure from the heyday of 1940s film noir."
Robert Montgomery, Jimmy Ames, Paul Bryar, Robert Cabal, Fred Clark, Rita Conde, Maria Cortez, John Doucette, Edward Earle, Iris Flores, Richard Gaines, Henry Garcia, Martin Garralaga, Thomas Gomez, Wanda Hendrix, Ernest Hilliard, Donald Kerr, Andrea King, Lyle Latell, Leon Lenoir, Paul Maxey, Ralph Montgomery, Tito Renaldo, Grandon Rhodes, Julian Rivero, Beatrice Roberts, William Ruhl, Charles Stevens, Harry Vejar, Virginia Wave, Robert Montgomery, Art Smith, Howard Negley, Roque Ybarra, Jose Alvarado, Jerry DeCastro, Robert Espinosa, Rose Marie Lopez, Jack Worth, Harold Goodwin, Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, Joan Harrison, Dorothy B. Hughes