Ride, Vaquero!

Ride, Vaquero!

John Farrow (1953)

U Certificate


Our Score
This poorly written western arouses some interest from MGM's offbeat casting of the three stars: Robert Taylor, as the quiet but deadly right-hand man of a Mexican bandit; Howard Keel, in a non-singing role as a foolhardy rancher; and Ava Gardner, as the rancher's virtuous wife. Only Anthony Quinn, playing the flamboyant, egotistical Mexican bandit chief who attacks the American ranchers invading his domain, seems cast to type - and he walks away with the picture. John Farrow's direction, Robert Surtees's photography and Bronislau Kaper's music are far superior to the script, with its feeble echoes of better westerns.


A Mexican bandit uses terror tactics in an effort to force a family of settlers out of his territory, but they prove surprisingly stubborn opponents. Western, starring Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Howard Keel and Anthony Quinn.

Cast & Crew

Rio Robert Taylor (1)
Cordelia Cameron Ava Gardner
King Cameron Howard Keel
Jose Esqueda Anthony Quinn
Father Antonio Kurt Kasznar
Sheriff Parker Ted De Corsia
Singer Charlita
Barton Jack Elam
Director John Farrow
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer