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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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There's Aggro In Agry. 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

Did You Know?

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:
Lew Agry:We were voted out of a double hanging, Buchanan. Unless you get on that horse and start riding, we'll make up for it with a double bury.See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
There's Aggro In Agry., 30 June 2009
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

Making his way home to Texas, Tom Buchanan stops off at the little town of Agry for rest and refreshments. Quickly finding that the town is run by the family Agry itself, Buchanan falls foul of one of them straight away. His problems are further compounded when he steps in to stop a young Mexican from taking a beating. Something that finds him on the end of a rope with things looking rather grim.

How you fare with Buchanan Rides Alone may depend on how many (if any) Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott collaborations you have seen prior. For this adaptation of Jonas Ward's novel "The Name's Buchanan" is lighter in tone than their other well regarded pieces. Not to decry this as a standalone picture of course, but although it's part of the "Ranown" cycle, it's a long way from the more "Adult Western" richness of The Tall T, Ride Lonesome and Comanche Station for example. Conversely the other way is also true, if this is the first one you sample from the duo, and you enjoy it, well you may not take to the deeper themed, harsher other films in their cannon.

Buchanan Rides Alone gets in a does a job without any fuss or boring filler play. Randolph Scott as Buchanan clearly is enjoying adding a bit of comic zip to proceedings, with Boetticher evidently happy to keep things smooth for the one hour and twenty minutes running time. Fine support comes from Barry Kelley, Tol Avery and the irrepressible L.Q. Jones, whilst Lucien Ballard was the obvious and right choice to photograph the Old Tuscon location. Not one to take too seriously, but enough drama to keep one interested, and certainly one that gives notice to what a fine and undervalued performer Randy Scott was. 6.5/10

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