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Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Western | 6 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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Taglines:

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

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Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 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: 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.
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Connections

Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

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very funny western, best appreciated if you've seen others in the series
10 October 2000 | by amoladSee all my reviews

Hilarious low-budget western, really more of a comedy than a western. This came midway through the excellent series of westerns directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, and this time around everyone involved seemed to take a breather and just have fun with the story elements. All the westerns are humorous, but not as much as this one. Burt Kennedy, who wrote the best scripts in the series, rewrote this one, uncredited. The picture is best appreciated if you first see THE TALL T, SEVEN MEN FROM NOW, RIDE LONESOME, and COMANCHE STATION.


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