7.4/10
118
11 user

Something for a Lonely Man (1968)

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.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When the town's sole blacksmith vows to leave because he was stood by his mail-order bride from the East, the panicked townsfolk scramble to find him a surrogate wife.

Directors: Anton Leader, Ranald MacDougall
Stars: Dan Blocker, Nanette Fabray, Jim Backus
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Leaving home, young Buddy Baker arrives unannounced at the luxurious Manhattan apartment of his older brother, Alan, a swinging girl chasing bachelor who prefers his carefree life to ... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb, Molly Picon
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ex-con, once a cop, now working as security in a college, decides to investigate the murder of one of the students, a daughter of a senator.

Directors: Roland Kibbee, Burt Lancaster
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Cameron Mitchell
Skin Game (1971)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1857, con man Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke swindle slave owners into buying Jason, who's a free man, and later share the profits when Jason escapes captivity.

Directors: Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas
Stars: James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark
Showdown (1973)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Rock Hudson, Dean Martin, Susan Clark
High Time (1960)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale
Stars: Bobby Darin, Emily Banks, Leslie Nielsen
Madigan (1968)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens
Babe (TV Movie 1975)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Babe Didrickson, who won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics and returned to become a world champion golfer, her battles to be accepted as a woman in a ... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Susan Clark, Alex Karras, Slim Pickens
Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mysterious stranger arrives in the Missouri hills and befriends a young backwoods girl. Much to the dislike of her moonshiner fiancé who has vowed to find and kill his own father.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: John Wayne, Betty Field, Harry Carey
Bonanza (1959–1973)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
John Killibrew
...
Mary Duren
...
Sam Ball
...
Angus Duren
...
Peter Duren
...
Eben Duren
...
R.J. Hoferkamp
...
Bleeck
...
Old Man Wolenski
Tom Nolan ...
Rafe Runkel (as Tommy Nolan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Chief
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 November 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big John macht Dampf  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dan Blocker's Best
10 July 2004 | by (Sparks, OK) – See all my reviews

By far this was Dan Blocker's best movie role. He is sensitive, shy and awkward. He plays the town blacksmith, upon whom the citizen's have relied to lead them to where the railroad will come. It misses by a few miles and Dan is ostracized. But when he seeks to learn to read the local school marm becomes his love interest. Soon he is quoting Emerson and his regained confidence leads to a happy end for everyone. But not before the local bad guys try to do him in and get the money for themselves. This film is by far better than any of his work in Bonanza and gave Dan Blocker the opportunity to stretch a little as an actor.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?