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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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Director: Ray Milland
Stars: Ray Milland, Sylvia Syms, Felix Aylmer
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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
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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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28 October 1955 (USA)  »

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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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Working title: "The Gunman" 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 The Rosa Parks Story (2002) See more »

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somber western about corruption and repression.
15 June 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Milland, besides acting also directed this western with excellent results. His role is of the gunfighter who hides in Barbara Steele's house where she lives with her father, the sheriff(Ward Bond).The relationship of this trio is the high point of the film, Steele the repressed daughter, Bond the father who will do everything to make sure she will never be poor and Milland the man who comes to liberate her. Raymond Burr is the corrupt boss who rules the town and Lee Van Cleef is a mean guy who works for him. Things get so desperate for Milland that is hard to think how he is going to get out of it. He was a witness to all the dirt and murder that went on, so they must kill him.


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