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Buchanan Rides Alone (The Name's Buchanan)

Buchanan Rides Alone (The Name's Buchanan) (1958)

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Release Date: Aug 1, 1958 Wide

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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

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (0) | DVD (2)

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

August 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
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.

November 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
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Absurd but witty minor Western.

October 28, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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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
November 20, 2012
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Stella Dallas

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Fairly standard quality western. If you're a fan of the genre you'll enjoy this, if you're
not, you won't.
August 5, 2012
Graham Willis

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