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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

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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)
Robert Anderson ...
Waldo Peck
Joe De Santis ...
Esteban Gomez
William Leslie ...
Roy Agry
Jennifer Holden ...
K.T.
Nacho Galindo ...
Nacho
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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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1.85 : 1
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The story is supposed to be set in the California border town of Agry but the landscape is populated with the Sahauro cactus which only exist north of the Mexican border in the Sonoran Desert where it extends into Southern Arizona and the very distinctive jagged volcanic peaks of the Tucson Mountains are ever present in the background. See more »

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Tom Buchanan: I ramrodded some, a little border spread. Then I got some ideas about honing for my own, so I crossed the line and tried to stake myself to some animals.
Judge Simon Agry: By rustling?
Tom Buchanan: No, sir... fighting!
Judge Simon Agry: So you're a fighter?
Tom Buchanan: Yes, sir.
Judge Simon Agry: What kind of fighting?
Tom Buchanan: Most any kind... providing there's money in it. Joined General Campos in Mexico.
Judge Simon Agry: Then murder is nothing new to you, Buchanen.
Tom Buchanan: Ain't murder when you kill in a revolution.
Judge Simon Agry: Why aren't you still there?
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Relatively Light Boetticher/Scott Western
6 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is a Plot Heavy Movie with a Goodly Amount of Heavies, Literally. All the lead Bad Guys are Seriously Overweight except Craig Stevens as a well Groomed Gun for Hire.

Randolph Scott is in on the Light Touch of the Film from the Get-Go as He Smiles Broadly, almost Retardedly, but that could be a Ploy. He seems perfectly Able to Figure Things Out and is Ready with a Funny Quip.

After finding a Room is $10, a Steak is $10 and a Bottle of Whisky is $10...Looking straight at an Attractive Floozy in the Saloon says, "Is there anything in this town that doesn't cost $10?" There's more but You need to Watch this Amusing, Above Average Movie to experience the Fun.

L.Q. Jones is a Standout as Scott's West Texas Buddy. There is a Burial Scene that's a Hoot. Newbies seeking out the Boetticher/Scott Cannon might want to Save this one for Last, so They can Wrap it Up with a Wink and a Nod to One of the Best Collaborations Found in Fifties Westerns.

Note...Along with the Anthony Mann/James Stewart Films these were as Good as the Genre had to Offer in the Overdose of Oaters from the Decade.


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