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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Elaine Aiken. See more »

Quotes

Jacob Wade: If he wants to hate me, let him. What I'm trying to do is stand him on his own two feet.
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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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This is a different type of western.
20 March 2001 | by (Louisiana) – See all my reviews

This isn't the cowboys vs. indians or "saved by the Cavalry" formulaic western. There is characterization! Jack Palance delivers a great performance. He can act when the script and director allowed him. Tony Perkins seems to be the same character as he was in Tin Star. Great outdoor scenery; the studio should have paid the extra cost to film this in Technicolor.


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