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The Lonely Man (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Western | 21 June 1957 (France)
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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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
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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)
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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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Two of today's most publicized personalities Anthony Perkins and Jack Palance teamed in a great outdoor drama!

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Drama | Western

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21 June 1957 (France)  »

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El hombre solitario  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

Film debut of Elaine Aiken. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

Claude Akins is credited as Claude A. Akins although that is not his middle initial. It is actually "M" for Marion. See more »

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The Lonely Man
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Van Cleave
Performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford
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A forgettable western even with Jack Palance and Anthony Perkins.
28 October 1998 | by (Brea, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Jack Palance and Anthony Perkins give decent performances in this boring western that is filled with meaningless dialog and unbelievable situations. Location in Long Pine California brings some realism even in black and white but I still can not recommend The Lonely Man.


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