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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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One of Randolph Scott's best performances See more (25 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:
Continuity: 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:You don't like this town?
Tom Buchanan:I don't like some of its people.
Lew Agry:Me included?
Tom Buchanan:You especially.
Lew Agry:Oh, you'd like to kill me, maybe?
Tom Buchanan:I'd like to give you what you and your boys gave me.
Lew Agry:Take the law into your own hands, is that it?
Tom Buchanan:No. Just you.
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One of Randolph Scott's best performances, 28 June 2009

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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