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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
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Lew Agry
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Judge Simon Agry
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Amos Agry
Manuel Rojas ...
Juan de la Vega
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Pecos Hill (as L. Q. Jones)
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Waldo Peck
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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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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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(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

Tom Buchanan: For a West Texan yuu do killin' awful cheap, Pecos.
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Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

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Standard Oater
2 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

The fourth collaboration between Boetticher and Scott does not quite measure up to its predecessors but is enjoyable enough. Scott plays an easy-going stranger passing through a town run by a dastardly family. Of course, he has a run-in with the family and ends up in jail. Stevens, who played Peter Gunn on a popular TV series that started the same year as this film came out, plays a somewhat shady character here. L.Q. Jones, who made a career out of playing nasty villains, gets to play a clean-cut good guy here. Unlike the previous films in this series, this one has no female characters; it would have perhaps benefited from having a love interest for Scott.


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