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A Man Alone (1955)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 28 October 1955 (USA)
A gunfighter's main hope lies in the trust of a beautiful woman who hides him out when he is wrongly suspected of a stagecoach massacre.

Director:

Ray Milland (as R. Milland)

Writers:

John Tucker Battle (screenplay), Mort Briskin (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Milland ... Wes Steele
Mary Murphy ... Nadine Corrigan
Ward Bond ... Sheriff Gil Corrigan
Raymond Burr ... Stanley
Arthur Space ... Dr. Mason
Lee Van Cleef ... Clanton
Alan Hale Jr. ... Jim Anderson (as Alan Hale)
Douglas Spencer ... Henry Slocum
Thomas Browne Henry Thomas Browne Henry ... Maybanks (as Thomas B. Henry)
Grandon Rhodes ... Luke Joiner
Martin Garralaga ... Ortega
Kim Spalding Kim Spalding ... Sam Hall
Howard Negley ... Wilson (as Howard J. Negley)
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A gunfighter, stranded in the desert, comes across the aftermath of a stage robbery, in which all the passengers were killed. He takes one of the horses to ride to town to report the massacre, but finds himself accused of it. He also finds himself accused of the murder of the local banker, and winds up hiding in the basement of a house where the local sheriff, who is very sick, lives with his daughter. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Somewhere in the DARK a Bullet Drilled Home !

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Romance | Western

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Trivia

Directorial debut of Ray Milland. See more »

Goofs

When Nadine learns that Steel watched her open her hope chest and look at her clothes, he says, "I'm afraid I couldn't help it. You looked pretty good." This implies that he watched her trying on her clothes. But she didn't put them on; she only held them up and looked at them. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Gil Corrigan: I want her to marry a man with a longer prospect for life than you've got.
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Referenced in People in Luck (1963) See more »

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somber western about corruption and repression.
15 June 2005 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Milland, besides acting also directed this western with excellent results. His role is of the gunfighter who hides in Barbara Steele's house where she lives with her father, the sheriff(Ward Bond).The relationship of this trio is the high point of the film, Steele the repressed daughter, Bond the father who will do everything to make sure she will never be poor and Milland the man who comes to liberate her. Raymond Burr is the corrupt boss who rules the town and Lee Van Cleef is a mean guy who works for him. Things get so desperate for Milland that is hard to think how he is going to get out of it. He was a witness to all the dirt and murder that went on, so they must kill him.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gunman See more »

Filming Locations:

St. George, Utah, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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