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Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

Buchanan Rides Alone





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Buchanan (Randolph Scott) rides alone through Texas, en route to his future home of Mexico. He is sidetracked during a stopover in a lawless border town, where Mexican youth Juan (Manuel Rojas) sits in jail, awaiting trial for the killing of the local bully. It seems that the dead man had several influential relatives who intend to string up poor Juan before justice can be served. Championing the boy's cause, Buchanan methodically sets out to undermine the villains by playing one against the other. As was customary in the Randolph Scott-Budd Boetticher films of the 1950s, Buchanan Ride Alone offers unrelenting tension and innumerable plot twists until its explosive finale.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Land, Charles Lang
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 4, 2008
Columbia Pictures


Randolph Scott
as Tom Buchanan
Tol Avery
as Simon
L.Q. Jones
as Pecos Bill
Robert Anderson
as Waldo Peek
Joe De Santis
as Esteban Gomez
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Critic Reviews for Buchanan Rides Alone

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 29, 2005
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Dark comedy gem in which the hero cleans up one of the most corrupt towns in Western history.

Full Review… | August 10, 2011
Classic Film and Television

This is a lighter effort than usual, with more of a male bonding angle. It's also the most needlessly complicated of the series.

Full Review… | November 6, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

Absurd but witty minor Western.

Full Review… | October 28, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Buchanan Rides Alone

i haven't seen a bad boetticher/scott western. this one has a light hearted tone that put me off at first but found myself enjoying quite a bit. this plot description is a bit off: buchanan rides alone through california, en route to his home in texas, passing through a town run by the crooked agry brothers, which he has all kinds of trouble leaving

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Fairly standard quality western. If you're a fan of the genre you'll enjoy this, if you're
not, you won't.

Graham Willis
Graham Willis

Super Reviewer

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