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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
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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)  »

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Der Einsame  »

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Film debut of Elaine Aiken. See more »

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Ben Ryerson: [to Riley] Man calls me a liar - I'll kill 'em! You're not a man. You're a boy!
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The Lonely Man
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Van Cleave
Performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford
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Not as great as Mann films, but still good
25 August 2002 | by (Roanoke, Va.) – See all my reviews

I found "Lonely Man' in a local library. I can't believe it only has 26 votes on the IMDB. This is not as great as the Anthony Mann films I've studied in grad school. There is one with Anthony Perkins called "The Tin Star" which I would recommend more. But, this is still a good Western which doesn't follow the conventional theme/structure narrative. Worth a look.


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