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Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Western | 1 August 1958 (USA)
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
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Abe Carbo
Barry Kelley ...
Lew Agry
Tol Avery ...
Judge Simon Agry
Peter Whitney ...
Amos Agry
Manuel Rojas ...
Juan de la Vega
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Pecos Hill (as L. Q. Jones)
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Waldo Peck
Joe De Santis ...
Esteban Gomez
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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

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1 August 1958 (USA)  »

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The Name's Buchanan  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the initial barroom brawl where Tom Buchanan (Randolph Scott) is beat up, the man hitting him is swinging and missing by several obvious inches, especially the last two punches before Buchanan drops to the floor. See more »

Quotes

Tom Buchanan: Sounds like you put a lot of store in bein' a Texan.
Pecos Hill: A man's gotta be loyal to somethin'.
Tom Buchanan: That's the same way I feel.
Lafe: Pecos, come on back here.
Pecos Hill: [Referring to murdering Buchanen] Buchanen, I want you to know I don't cotton none to this job.
Tom Buchanan: A man oughtn't do a job he don't cotton to, Pecos.
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Referenced in Budd Boetticher: An American Original (2005) See more »

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very funny western, best appreciated if you've seen others in the series
10 October 2000 | by (Los Angeles, Calif.) – See all my reviews

Hilarious low-budget western, really more of a comedy than a western. This came midway through the excellent series of westerns directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, and this time around everyone involved seemed to take a breather and just have fun with the story elements. All the westerns are humorous, but not as much as this one. Burt Kennedy, who wrote the best scripts in the series, rewrote this one, uncredited. The picture is best appreciated if you first see THE TALL T, SEVEN MEN FROM NOW, RIDE LONESOME, and COMANCHE STATION.


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