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Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

 -  Drama | Western  -  1 August 1958 (USA)
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Texan Tom Buchanan is heading back home with enough money to start his own ranch, but when he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he's robbed and framed for murder.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Tom Buchanan
Craig Stevens ...
Abe Carbo
Barry Kelley ...
Lew Agry
Tol Avery ...
Judge Simon Agry
Peter Whitney ...
Amos Agry
Manuel Rojas ...
Juan de la Vega
...
Pecos Hill
Robert Anderson ...
Waldo Peck
Joe De Santis ...
Esteban Gomez
William Leslie ...
Roy Agry
Jennifer Holden ...
K.T.
Nacho Galindo ...
Nacho
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Storyline

On his way home to West Texas, Tom Buchanan rides into the Californian border town of Agry, and into a feud between several members of the Agry family. In helping out a Mexican seeking revenge on one of them, Buchanan finds himself against the whole family. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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DOUBLE HANGING -- DOUBLE THRILLS! (original print ad - all caps)

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Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

1 August 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Name's Buchanan  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Columbia Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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After the climactic gunfight, with bodies all over the place, Craig Stevens is heard saying to Peter Whitney, "Don't just stand there, Amos, go get a shovel." But one can clearly see Stevens say, "...go get a spade". See more »

Quotes

Juan de la Vega: Buchanen, when you have a Mexican as a friend, you must allow him to repay you for all that you have done.
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Great Western, A truly hidden jewel
23 January 2009 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best westerns I have ever seen, I have seen many Randolph Scott's B westerns which I found just OK, but this one is very entertaining and with interesting characters too. I think "Buchanan Rides Alone" deserves 8.5 stars.

The plot is very good and it has some interesting little turns, Randolph Scott is the lead in here but the supporting cast gets a lot of time on screen too, I would have liked to see more of the Abe Carbo character and I think that the little role of Barbara James as Nina the judge's Mexican housekeeper could have been better exploited. The time fly by very fast maybe because it only last 78 min, but I think that this film deserved to last at least 20 minutes more because the plot and the characters had the potential for much more. The action scenes are good . This is an underrated movie that deserves better recognition, it must be at least a cult movie.

Tom Buchanan is a gunman who is returning to his home in Texas after having earned a lot of money fighting in the Mexico Revolution but he will find troubles for helping a Mexican who was getting a beating in a California town that is run by the 3 Agry brothers...................

I recommend this movie to all of you who are fans of western films, you wont regret it.


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