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Something for a Lonely Man (1968)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  26 November 1968 (USA)
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The blacksmith of a small western town finds himself an outcast. He had led the townspeople west in hopes of starting a new life, only to find the town that they founded is to be bypassed by the railroad.

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The blacksmith of a small western town finds himself an outcast. He had led the townspeople west in hopes of starting a new life, only to find the town that they founded is to be bypassed by the railroad.

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A really sweet movie
1 June 2001 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I remember this movie from when it came out. Dan Blocker, who died much too young, was really great in it. You will probably never get to see it, but if by some miracle it comes on the late show--see it.


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