The River's Edge

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For the 1986 film, see River's Edge.
The River's Edge
The River's Edge.jpg
Original movie poster
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Benedict E. Bogeaus
Written by James Leicester,
Harold Jacob Smith (story) "The Highest Mountain"
Starring Ray Milland
Anthony Quinn
Debra Paget
Music by Louis Forbes
Cinematography Harold Lipstein
Edited by James Leicester
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • April 11, 1957 (1957-04-11)
Running time
87 min.
Language English

The River's Edge is a 1957 film noir adventure, crime, and drama DeLuxe CinemaScope film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Ray Milland, Anthony Quinn and Debra Paget. The picture is based on the unpublished short story "The Higher Mountain" by Harold Jacob Smith.[1] Location filming was done in Amecacameca and Iztaccihuatl in Mexico.[2] The supporting cast features Harry Carey, Jr. and Chubby Johnson.

Plot summary[edit]

Ben Cameron (Anthony Quinn) and wife Meg (Debra Paget) struggle to build their small ranch in New Mexico desert. Bad guy bank robber Nardo Denning (Ray Milland) arrives in New Mexico looking for his girlfriend and her husband. At gunpoint, Nardo forces the couple to guide him safely to Mexico with the stolen money. Meg has a past with Nardo which her husband does not know.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The River's Edge (1957) - Screenplay Info". Retrieved 2015-06-25. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived October 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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