GenreWestern ScreenplayJohn Tucker Battle CountryUnited States
Release date1955 (1955) WriterJohn Tucker Battle (screenplay), Mort Briskin (story) CastRay Milland (Wes Steele), Mary Murphy (Nadine Corrigan), Ward Bond (Sheriff Gil Corrigan), Raymond Burr (Stanley), Lee Van Cleef (Clanton), Alan Hale Jr. (Jim Anderson) Similar moviesI Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Furious 7, Bloody Moon, Taken 3
A Man Alone is a 1955 Trucolor Western film directed by Ray Milland starring Ray Milland, Mary Murphy and Ward Bond. The story involves a man (Milland) who stumbles onto the aftermath of a stagecoach robbery in the Arizona desert in which there were no survivors.
On foot after the mercy killing of his horse, Wes Steele finds a stagecoach and a number of dead passengers. He takes a horse and rides to Mesa.
A corrupt banker, Stanley, and partner Joiner discuss their stagecoach holdup with Clanton, their hired gun. Joiner, upset over the deaths, begins to leave, but Clanton shoots him in the back.
Stanley tells townspeople the stranger Steele is responsible for the robbery and murder. Steele hides in the cellar of a house. It turns out to belong to the sheriff, Gil Gorrigan, who has yellow fever. His daughter Nadine is caring for Gil and the home is quarantined.
Steele nurses the sheriff back to health after Nadine collapses from fatigue. A grateful Nadine says her dad worries about her but has left her well-provided for the future. She and Steele kiss.
He ventures outside, where he confronts and coldcocks Stanley, causing a lynch mob to form. Gil gives the wanted Steele a chance to escape. It turns out the sheriff has been on the take from Stanley, so now a noose is tossed around a tree for him. Steele returns to rescue him. He kills Clanton, and then Stanley is placed under arrest. Told he should leave this town, Steele decides to stick around.
Ray Milland as Wes Steele
Mary Murphy as Nadine Corrigan
Ward Bond as Sheriff Gil Corrigan
Raymond Burr as Stanley
Arthur Space as Doctor Mason
Lee Van Cleef as Clanton
Alan Hale, Jr. as Acting Sheriff Jim Anderson (as Alan Hale)
Douglas Spencer as Henry Slocum
Thomas Browne Henry as Maybanks (as Thomas B. Henry)