Ride a Violent Mile

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Ride a Violent Mile
Ride a Violent Mile poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles Marquis Warren
Produced byRobert Stabler
Screenplay byEric Norden
Story byCharles Marquis Warren
StarringJohn Agar
Penny Edwards
John Pickard
Bing Russell
Richard Shannon
Charles H. Gray
Music byRaoul Kraushaar
CinematographyBrydon Baker
Edited byLeslie Vidor
Regal Films Inc
Emirau Productions
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • November 24, 1957 (1957-11-24)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Ride a Violent Mile is a 1957 American Western film directed by Charles Marquis Warren and written by Eric Norden. The film stars John Agar, Penny Edwards, John Pickard, Bing Russell, Richard Shannon and Charles H. Gray. The film was released on November 24, 1957, by 20th Century Fox.[1][2][3]


A stranger in town, Jeff Donner, intervenes when dancehall girl Susan Crowley is accosted by two men. He then discovers a man's mortally wounded body, listens to his last words, then is arrested for murder by Thorne, the new marshal.

Susan helps him get away and confides to Donner that she is actually a Union Army undercover operative. She says the dead man was to deliver a coded message to her, but was killed while she was being roughed up by the two cowboys. Donner repeats what the man said, which Susan is to pass along to a Cavalry officer. A man named Norman murders the officer and pretends to be him, then takes Susan captive.

Donner, discovering that the man's coded message involves a Confederate plot to rustle cattle and seize advantageous land, confronts Thorne, who's in league with the rebels. He is successful and rescues Susan as well.



The film was produced by Charles Marquess Warren's Emirau Productions.[4]

Filming started in June 1957.[5]


  1. ^ "Ride a Violent Mile (1957) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  2. ^ "Ride-a-Violent-Mile - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  3. ^ "Ride a Violent Mile". Afi.com. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  4. ^ Schallert, E. (1957, Jan 31). Travers scripts own starring film; 'million dollar answer' slated. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/167022075?accountid=13902
  5. ^ Schallert, E. (1957, Jun 12). India now beckoning wayne; new cinerama of pacific deal sealed. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/167155108?accountid=13902

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