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Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)





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In this western, a prospector stakes a claim in Mexico and then heads for a border town. There he makes friends with a senorita and ends up murdering the town villain. This sparks a great controversy amongst the town fathers, a conflict he manipulates to his advantage.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Western
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Columbia Pictures

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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
William Leslie
as Roy Agry
Roy Jenson
as Hemp
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Critic Reviews for Buchanan Rides Alone

All Critics (3)

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
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.

Graham Willis
Graham Willis

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