Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
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
as Tom Buchanan
as Pecos Bill
as Esteban Gomez
as Roy Agry
as Waldo Peek
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Critic Reviews for Buchanan Rides Alone
Dark comedy gem in which the hero cleans up one of the most corrupt towns in Western history.
This is a lighter effort than usual, with more of a male bonding angle. It's also the most needlessly complicated of the series.
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 leavingMore
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