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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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Taglines:

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

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Drama | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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)

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Obviously oscillating shadows in 3 successive scenes (all looking south) indicate poor continuity. As Juan de la Vega rides into town toward the Agry Saloon the shadows are toward the right indicating a morning shot. Right after Roy Agry is shot by Juan, the Sheriff and his men are seen running across the street toward the saloon; this time shadows are to the left (an afternoon shot) and there are clouds visible. A moment later Juan is shown running out of the Saloon and the shadows have switched back to the right (morning shot) and the sky has cleared up. See more »

Quotes

Lew Agry: You don't like this town?
Tom Buchanan: I don't like some of its people.
Lew Agry: Me included?
Tom Buchanan: You especially.
Lew Agry: Oh, you'd like to kill me, maybe?
Tom Buchanan: I'd like to give you what you and your boys gave me.
Lew Agry: Take the law into your own hands, is that it?
Tom Buchanan: No. Just you.
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Maybe it's his cologne
12 December 2008 | by (LI) – See all my reviews

I'm familiar with Scott's work and am a fan. This film doesn't quite fit in with films like The Tall T, Ride Lonesome, Decision at Sundown etc. Scott shares the screen with lots of supporting characters- LQ Jones, Craig Stevens and all the Agry men. The film opens with Scott happily heading to West Texas via Agry after a profitable Mexican run. He just wants food, probably something of a binding nature and drink. What no women? Only one woman here of interest- Barbara James uncredited as Nina the judge's Mexican housekeeper. Scott has barely any interaction with any females-Jennifer Holiday. Our Scott stands for loyalty, bravery, a fair fight, love of your belt, gun and Texas. I'll give him that. There is no compelling villain here as the Agry's are a bunch of double dealing B movie bumblers. Amos Agry reminds me of a young Andy Devine. Scott is good as a very relaxed murder defendant in a back barroom courtroom. This flick therefore falls toward the lower rung of the RS canon IMHO. I'd see it again, but I'd be riding lonesome.


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