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The Lonely Man (1957)

 -  Western  -  21 June 1957 (France)
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Aging gunslinger Jacob Wade hopes to settle down with his estranged son, but his old enemies have other plans for him.

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Complete credited cast:
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Jacob Wade
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Riley Wade
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King Fisher
Robert Middleton ...
Ben Ryerson
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Willie (as Elisha Cook)
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Blackburn (as Claude A. Akins)
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Faro
Harry Shannon ...
Dr. Fisher
James Bell ...
Judge Hart
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Lon
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Brad, Red Bluff Sheriff
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Sundown Whipple
Paul Newlan ...
Fence Green (as Paul 'Tiny' Newlan)
Elaine Aiken ...
Ada Marshall
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Singer (voice)
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Gunslinger Jacob Wade finds his long-abandoned son Riley, now a young man who hates his father but has nowhere else to go. Hoping to settle down, Jacob finds no town will have him. They end at Monolith, the ranch of Jacob's former girlfriend Ada, to whom he had no intention of returning. A mustang hunt finds Riley himself attracted to the shapely Ada...and Jacob having trouble with his eyesight. And his visions of a quiet life are doomed by the re-appearance of enemies from his past... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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21 June 1957 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Der Einsame  »

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Film debut of Elaine Aiken. See more »

Quotes

Jacob Wade: How do you make your livin'?
Riley Wade: Well, uh... I count money at the bank.
Jacob Wade: What do you do for a living, Riley?
Riley Wade: Nothing... I get along.
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The Lonely Man
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Van Cleave
Performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford
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good western about a father, son, and a woman that helped them
31 July 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This film has a lot going for it. It was done in Vistavision a process that gave a superior quality to the film on the screen, and unusually in black and white, since most of the films in Vistavision were in color. The cinematography is great, specially when it shows the wild horses being chased and captured. It has three excellent performances by Jack Palance, Tony Perkins and most of all by Elaine Aiken. Palance is a gunfighter who wants to change his lifestyle but knows that the odds are against it. But he takes upon himself the mission of turning his revolted son Tony Perkins into a better person. In this task he is helped by his former mistress Elaine Aiken with whom he wants no more involvement. There is quite a sensual chemistry between Aiken and Perkins. I wonder why such a talented, good looking woman like Aiken made so few films. It is very hard for a normal father son relationship to develop between Palance an Perkins, and director Henry Levin handles it very well, making the film come to a very satisfactory ending.


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