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.
“The River’s Edge” is a strange but entertaining movie thanks to its strange mix of styles. On one hand it has an element of film noir about it with a love triangle enriched by the motives of the individuals but then it also has a western aspect as this love triangle takes us on a journey across country as the three characters head for the border. It sounds like it shouldn’t work, a western noir but there is something strangely captivating about it making us not so much interested in what is happening but wanting to know the outcome. Basically it is a movie which draws us in and whilst at times struggles to keep our interest through action and scenery it keeps us there because we want to know who ends up with who and who will die.
Margaret (Debra Paget – Love Me Tender) is struggling to come to terms with life on her husband Ben’s (Anthony Quinn – The Black Swan) ranch and it is getting too much for her to bare. But when her ex Nardo (Ray Milland – Love Story) shows up wanting Ben to help him across the border it becomes much more complicated as she ends up torn between the two men. On top of this Nardo has a case of stolen money and money does strange things to all three of them as they make their way through the wilderness, away from the border patrol.
— Andy Webb (The Movie Scene).
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