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A Man Alone (1955)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 28 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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Jim Anderson (as Alan Hale)
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Luke Joiner
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Ortega
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Wilson (as Howard J. Negley)
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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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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Directorial debut of Ray Milland. See more »

Goofs

When Nadine learns that Steel watched her open her hope chest and look at her clothes, he says, "I'm afraid I couldn't help it. You looked pretty good." This implies that he watched her trying on her clothes. But she didn't put them on; she only held them up and looked at them. 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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A solid western film w/ star/director Milland in good form
9 November 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Ray Milland makes use of his silent film experience to play the first half of this movie virtually without speaking. He plays the title character, a lonely man in ever sense as he finds a group of slain stagecoach passengers, is forced to kill the sheriff (Hale, Jr.), sees another man shot before his eyes, and ends up a man wanted for all the killings.

A good commentary on human weakness in the "psychological" tradition, but it gets to talky and melodramatic in the second half.

Good supporting cast headed by Burr, Murphy, and Bond hold up well to Milland's straightforward playing and direction.

A stark, fairly convincing western.


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