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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
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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.
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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

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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

Abe Carbo: Might as well face it, Simon. You're gonna have to kiss the fifty thousand goodbye. Lew's holding the trump card.
Judge Simon Agry: Lew never saw the day he could outfox me. And nobody ever saw me kiss fifty thousand dollars goodbye.
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Referenced in Budd Boetticher: An American Original (2005) See more »

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One of Randolph Scott's best performances

Randolph Scott once claimed a certain club that refused membership to actors should let him since he had 50 movies to prove he wasn't an actor.

He was being terribly modest.

Watching "Buchanan Rides Alone" one realizes he was a very good actor.

Critics say his best performances came with direction by Budd Boetticher and "Buchanan Rides Alone" stands as evidence for that belief.

In fact, the entire cast gives great performances.

One of the attractions of this film is that there are so many strong characters, so many individual parts very well played by great actors.

Far too many of these great actors did not become famous, but they certainly deserved to.

This is a classic.


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