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Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

Approved | | Drama , Western | August 1958 (USA)
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.

Director:

Budd Boetticher

Writers:

Charles Lang (screenplay), Jonas Ward (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Tom Buchanan
Craig Stevens ... Abe Carbo
Barry Kelley ... Lew Agry
Tol Avery ... Judge Simon Agry
Peter Whitney ... Amos Agry
Manuel Rojas 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 Jennifer Holden ... K.T.
Nacho Galindo ... Nacho
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Storyline

On his way home to West Texas, Tom Buchanan rides into the Californian border town of Agry, and into a feud between several members of the Agry family. In helping out a Mexican seeking revenge on one of them, Buchanan finds himself against the whole family. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Plot Keywords:

texan | ranch | rancher | crooked | crook | See All (33) »

Taglines:

DOUBLE HANGING -- DOUBLE THRILLS! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Name's Buchanan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Columbia Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

After the climactic gunfight, with bodies all over the place, Craig Stevens is heard saying to Peter Whitney, "Don't just stand there, Amos, get a shovel." But one can clearly see Stevens say, "... get a spade". 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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Referenced in Budd Boetticher: An American Original (2005) See more »

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Standard Oater
2 August 2009 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

The fourth collaboration between Boetticher and Scott does not quite measure up to its predecessors but is enjoyable enough. Scott plays an easy-going stranger passing through a town run by a dastardly family. Of course, he has a run-in with the family and ends up in jail. Stevens, who played Peter Gunn on a popular TV series that started the same year as this film came out, plays a somewhat shady character here. L.Q. Jones, who made a career out of playing nasty villains, gets to play a clean-cut good guy here. Unlike the previous films in this series, this one has no female characters; it would have perhaps benefited from having a love interest for Scott.


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