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A Man Alone (1955)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 17 October 1955 (USA)
A gunfighter's main hope lies in the trust of a beautiful woman who hides him out when he is wrongly suspected of a stagecoach massacre.

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(as R. Milland)

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(screenplay), (story)
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Wes Steele
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Nadine Corrigan
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Sheriff Gil Corrigan
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Stanley
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Doctor Mason
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Clanton
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Jim Anderson (as Alan Hale)
Douglas Spencer ...
Henry Slocum
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Maybanks (as Thomas B. Henry)
Grandon Rhodes ...
Luke Joiner
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Ortega
Kim Spalding ...
Sam Hall
Howard Negley ...
Wilson (as Howard J. Negley)
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Storyline

A gunfighter, stranded in the desert, comes across the aftermath of a stage robbery, in which all the passengers were killed. He takes one of the horses to ride to town to report the massacre, but finds himself accused of it. He also finds himself accused of the murder of the local banker, and winds up hiding in the basement of a house where the local sheriff, who is very sick, lives with his daughter. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Somewhere in the DARK a Bullet Drilled Home !

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Romance | Western

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17 October 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Gunman  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Trucolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Working title: "The Gunman" See more »

Goofs

After wearing the same clothes for at least 3 nights and three days, Steele's shirt still looks clean and freshly pressed. See more »

Quotes

Nadine Corrigan: As I was going to St. Ives, / I met a man with seven wives. / Every wife had seven sacks, / Every sack had seven cats, / Every cat had seven kittens. / Kittens, cats, sacks, wives, / How many were going to St. Ives?
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Referenced in Les veinards (1963) See more »

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Stranger rides into town and confronts corruption while finding love
10 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well above average film. The opening 30 minutes (in which Milland, our hero, doesn't say a word, despite being on screen most of the time)are particularly atmospheric. The film's strength comes from it's depiction of the harshness of the landscape and how this fact compromises the moral principles of several of the characters. We are shown a bleak, sandstorm-blown, yellow fever ridden, arid, uncompromising world where a fairly traditional western is played out. Ray Milland gives a good performance as the eponymous 'Man Alone', while his directing skills are less assured. Definitely worth watching, and a cut above most of the films in its genre.


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