A screening of the classic 1962 western “Ride the High Country” directed by Sam Peckinpah with Randolph Scott in his final role, was shown Thursday night in the South Pasadena Library Community Room. The film also featured Mariette Hartley, who was in attendance for the showing, Warren Oates, Edgar Buchanan and James Drury.
The movie depicts an ex-lawman, hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. However, the lawman doesn’t realize his partner and old friend is plotting to take advantage of him.
The event, which drew a large crowd, was emceed by acclaimed cowboy poet Larry Maurice and featured Wyatt McCrea, the board president of the Joel and Frances McCrea Ranch Foundation, who conducted a Q & A with the audience, along with David Lyons, the son of the film’s producer, Richard Lyons.
The program was presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, and Poets and Writers Inc., with funding from the James Irvine Foundation.
Photos show cowboy poet Larry Maurice and Actress Mariette Hartley.
- : Actress Mariette Hartley on hand for local viewing