The River's Edge

Synopsis: A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them is the rancher's wife, who happens to be the killer's former girlfriend.
Director(s): Allan Dwan
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
87 min

the next three too.

Sure, sure!

At a hundred dollars a week.

Meg, I'm not a guide.

I'm a rancher.

Can't you understand that?

This is a cattle ranch.

I mean, it's not much now,

but it can be, if I take care of it.

There isn't any fun

in our lives, Ben.

There's nothing but work from the time

we get up in the morning...

until the time we go

to bed at night.

There isn't even a bath!

Honey. Honey, there will be.

Butane is

a very explosive gas.

This safety valve is supposed

to be closed when using...

like I've told you

maybe 60 times.

You don't close it, she blows up,

and you've got a nice mess to clean up.

I don't have any mess

to clean up. You have.

Eh, that's pretty good.

Wha-What was it?

It was a cake, you big goon. Or have you

forgotten today was your birthday?

I guess I had.

No. You never think

about anything...

except those ugly-looking cows,

and you never have.

You can start thinking right now where

you're gonna find yourself another filly...

because this one's

jumping the fence.

Aw, come on.

Now, don't talk like that, Meg.


Hey, come on.

Come on. Come on.

I'm sorry. Look, what can I do, huh?

You can get the truck unloaded

so you can drive me into town.

And throw in

some oats and some hay.

Boy, I sure can pick 'em.

I figured you'd fade in the stretch. I did

think you'd make it around the first turn.

Oh, it isn't that, Ben.

I'm not such a quitter.

Oh, honey, Meg.

What's the matter

with us, honey?

We just shouldn't have gotten married

in the first place, Ben.

I like it.

Where would you be if I-

- Go ahead. Finish it.

- Oh.

Where would I be if you hadn't gotten me

out of California and married me?

Serving nine more years in the

penitentiary for violation of parole.

Meg, forget it.

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Harold Jacob Smith

Harold Jacob Smith (July 2, 1912 – December 28, 1970) was an American screenwriter. His screenplay for The Defiant Ones won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1958. more…

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