Ride the Pink Horse

Synopsis: In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican Fiesta,' arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic. His mission: to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo, evidently for revenge; or is it blackmail? FBI agent Retz is also after the elusive Hugo. Everyone in town is enigmatic, especially Pila, a mystical teenager who follows Gagin around and has premonitions of his death. Also involved are a classic femme fatale and an antique carousel with a pink horse...
Director(s): Robert Montgomery
Production: Universal Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

were equally baffled.

I spotted you at the desk here.

Checked on your arrival.

That's the whole

mystery, on my end.

Except what you're doing here.

I'm tailing Mr. Hugo.

I thought you knew that.

I don't know anything.

I been watching him

for six months.

You don't watch him

very close, do you?

You mean you think

he killed Shorty?

I'll leave the thinking

to you, Uncle Sam.

All right.

This is what I think--

You're here to square

things for Shorty

by knocking off

Hugo, right?

Go on.

Also, you are

as dumb as they come.

I am, huh?

Why, Mr. Hugo's a big man

in this part of the world.

He's got lots of friends

in this state.

He's too tough for you.


Why don't you smart up?

Leave him to us.

We'll get him.

Anything else on your mind?

Oh, don't rush off.

You know, I wouldn't

like it a minute

if Mr. Hugo got you.

Wye, you're not a bad fellow.

You're like the rest of the boys--

All cussed up because you

fought a war for three years

and got nothing but

a dangle of ribbons.

Whe don't you let

your Uncle Samuel

take care of him?

How long you

been after him?

A long time--

Too long to let anything

happen to it now.


Would be a shame,

wouldn't it?

Thanks for the advice, Uncle.

Maybe I sized you

up all wrong.

Maybe you're after

something else.

And maybe you're

working for Hugo.

I told you I worked

for the government.

Doesn't the government

work for Hugo?

It did all during the war.

Well, if it isn't Jonathan's friend.

He sends you his love.

Mr. Locke, mister...


Mr. Gagin.

How do you do?

Care to have a drink with us?

If I was thirsty.

Maybe he could use

a little company.

He looks lonely.

I'm a friend of Frank Hugo.

I told Mr. Locke

about your message.

He's going to talk

on the phone

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Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht (1894–1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write thirty-five books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films. more…

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