Ride in the Whirlwind and The Shooting
by Derek Hill
In the Spring of 1965, when a struggling young director named Monte Hellman, a rag-tag group of actors, and a small production crew ventured into the Utah desert to film a pair of low-budget westerns, Ride in the Whirlwind and The Shooting, no one expected that the results would turn out so marvelously. Both films would be shot simultaneously and both would be financially backed by B-movie mogul Roger Corman, with whom Hellman had previously worked as director (The Beast from Haunted Cave in 1959, Flight to Fury and Backdoor to Hell both from 1964) and as editor (for numerous Corman productions). The Shooting would be lensed first, with an 18-day shooting schedule. After that, there would be a week of prep-time for Ride in the Whirlwind, then another 18 days to get it in the can.
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