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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:

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Release Date:

1 August 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Name's Buchanan  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(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: We were voted out of a double hanging, Buchanan. Unless you get on that horse and start riding, we'll make up for it with a double bury.
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Fantastic Randolph Scott Western
28 November 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Happy-go-lucky drifter Randolph Scott rides into a crooked border town controlled by the sleazy Agry family and steps into trouble when he saves a Mexican youth accused of murder from being beaten to death by the sheriff.

As with the other Bud Boetticher directed westerns starring Randolph Scott, this is excellent storytelling with stunning Technicolor cinematography that looks like a million bucks, with perfect composition in every frame!

The fast-paced, entertaining story is a nice blend of suspense, drama, and comedy, with great performances by all the actors involved, especially a young L.Q. Jones. His eulogy to a fellow hired goon is a real hoot.


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