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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.


(as R. Milland)


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


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 !


Romance | Western


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Release Date:

17 October 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Gunman  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Directorial debut of Ray Milland. See more »


On the second morning, when Nadine comes down the basement stairs, we can see that she is wearing 1950s style high-heeled shoes. See more »


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 People in Luck (1963) See more »

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Very good ordinary western
31 August 2000 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

Solitary gunman stands alone against a village for crimes he didn't do. He have some help from the sheriff's daughter, and, of course, they fell in love (But they don't leave the village at the end of the film!) Nothing new under the western sky? Not really in the story. But actor Ray Milland, in his first and only experience as a director, did a very fine job with the cast (except, of course, with awfull Raymond Burr). The 10 first minutes of the film are unique : no word is spoken! In the night scenes, Milland adopts the film noir genre, even if the film is in color (But, you know, men talking in the shadow...) Because of these directing qualies, we forget that the story have been seen a thousand times in western, and this little film becomes very pleasant to watch, for fans of old westerns.

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