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Director:
Writers:
Charles Lang (screenplay)
Jonas Ward (novel)
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Release Date:
1 August 1958 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
DOUBLE HANGING -- DOUBLE THRILLS! (original print ad - all caps)
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Great Western, A truly hidden jewel See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Randolph Scott ... 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

L.Q. Jones ... Pecos Hill
Robert Anderson ... Waldo Peck
Joe De Santis ... Esteban Gomez
William Leslie ... Roy Agry
Jennifer Holden ... K.T.
Nacho Galindo ... Nacho
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Alexander ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bill Coontz ... Townsman (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Townsman (uncredited)
Terry Frost ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Don C. Harvey ... Lafe (uncredited)
Riley Hill ... Juror (uncredited)
Barbara James ... Nina (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Hamp (uncredited)
James B. Leong ... Gomez's Friend (uncredited)
Charles Morton ... Juror (uncredited)
Leo Ogletree ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Saloon Gambler (uncredited)
Al Wyatt Sr. ... Ivy (uncredited)

Directed by
Budd Boetticher 
 
Writing credits
Charles Lang (screenplay)

Jonas Ward (novel "The Name's Buchanan")

Burt Kennedy  uncredited

Produced by
Harry Joe Brown .... producer
Randolph Scott .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
 
Art Direction by
Robert F. Boyle  (as Robert Boyle)
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle  (as Frank A. Tuttle)
 
Makeup Department
Al Greenway .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerrold Bernstein .... assistant director
John D. Bloss .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
Jean G. Valentino .... sound (as Jean Valentino)
Harry Foy .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Becker .... head grip (uncredited)
Marvin L. Gunter .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bucky Rous .... costumer: men (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Henri Jaffa .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George Duning .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Breen .... assistant to producer
Jackson Halliday .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Frances McDowell .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Vlademere Portainko .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Name's Buchanan" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
78 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Columbia Color)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:X | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19031) | West Germany:12

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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great Western, A truly hidden jewel, 23 January 2009
Author: (butchfilms@hotmail.com) from Peru

This is one of the best westerns I have ever seen, I have seen many Randolph Scott's B westerns which I found just OK, but this one is very entertaining and with interesting characters too. I think "Buchanan Rides Alone" deserves 8.5 stars.

The plot is very good and it has some interesting little turns, Randolph Scott is the lead in here but the supporting cast gets a lot of time on screen too, I would have liked to see more of the Abe Carbo character and I think that the little role of Barbara James as Nina the judge's Mexican housekeeper could have been better exploited. The time fly by very fast maybe because it only last 78 min, but I think that this film deserved to last at least 20 minutes more because the plot and the characters had the potential for much more. The action scenes are good . This is an underrated movie that deserves better recognition, it must be at least a cult movie.

Tom Buchanan is a gunman who is returning to his home in Texas after having earned a lot of money fighting in the Mexico Revolution but he will find troubles for helping a Mexican who was getting a beating in a California town that is run by the 3 Agry brothers...................

I recommend this movie to all of you who are fans of western films, you wont regret it.

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