Rider On The Rain

  • 1970
  • Movie
  • GP
  • Thriller

A young woman (Jobert) who lives in a small seaside resort in France happens to see a stranger exit from a bus; later, he seems to be following her. That evening the stranger breaks into Jobert's home after her husband has left. The stranger rapes Jobert; she kills him with a shotgun and disposes of the body in the ocean. After a few days the stranger's...read more

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A young woman (Jobert) who lives in a small seaside resort in France happens to see a stranger exit from a bus; later, he seems to be following her. That evening the stranger breaks into Jobert's home after her husband has left. The stranger rapes Jobert; she kills him with a shotgun and

disposes of the body in the ocean. After a few days the stranger's body washes up on the beach, making newspaper headlines. Jobert goes to a wedding reception and meets Bronson, an American who accuses her of murder--the victim, it seems, was a sex fiend who escaped from prison and stole $60,000

from the US Army. Bronson demands that Jobert return an airline bag that held the money, but Jobert ignores his threats. The pursuit begins.

RIDER ON THE RAIN is a tightly plotted, well-executed thriller in which Bronson's three stock expressions are put to superb use by director Rene Clement. The locations, on the French coast and in Paris, are used effectively; combined with careful cinematography, the scenery adds greatly to the

story's inherent tension. This stylish, Hitchcockian suspenser was filmed in French and dubbed into English for American distribution, but the dubbing was unusually well done. RIDER ON THE RAIN helped make Bronson a star in France, giving him the clout that eventually led to international fame.

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