Initial DVD release
October 19, 2010 (France)
August 1, 1958 (1958-08-01) (USA)
The Names Buchanan 1956 novel by Jonas Ward
Charles Lang (screenplay), Jonas Ward (novel)
Randolph Scott(Tom Buchanan),
Craig Stevens(Abe Carbo),
Barry Kelley(Lew Agry),
Tol Avery(Judge Simon Agry),
Peter Whitney(Amos Agry),
Manuel Rojas(Juan de la Vega)
The Big Gundown,
Bound by Honor,
Touch of Evil,
The Last Sunset,
DOUBLE HANGING DOUBLE THRILLS!
Buchanan Rides Alone is a 1958 American Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, and Barry Kelley. Based on the 1956 novel The Name's Buchanan by Jonas Ward, the film is about a Texan returning home with enough money to start his own ranch. When he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he is robbed and framed for murder.
Buchanan rides alone 1937
On his way home from Mexico to West Texas, Tom Buchanan (Randolph Scott) rides into the Californian border town of Agry, and into a feud between several members of the Agry family. In helping out a Mexican seeking revenge on one of them, Buchanan finds himself against the whole family.
Although the screenplay is credited to Charles Lang, his script was deemed unsuitable, so Boetticher asked his regular writer, Burt Kennedy, to rewrite the script. Because Lang's wife was gravely ill and he needed the money, Kennedy generously allowed him to take the salary and screen credit. In a 2001 interview at the Cinecon Film Festival, Boetticher confirmed that the script was Kennedy's work, noting that such lines as "This sure is a $10 town." and "Don't just stand there, Amos, get a shovel!" could only have been written by him.
A number of music score stock cues used in the production are the same as those used in the 1958-1961 TV series Sea Hunt, with stock music credits to Mischa Bakaleinikoff, George Duning, Heinz Roemheld, and Paul Sawtell.
In 2008 a DVD box set of five Budd Boetticher films starring Randolph Scott was released. Along with Buchanan Rides Alone the set includes Comanche Station, Decision at Sundown, Ride Lonesome, and The Tall T.
ReferencesBuchanan Rides Alone Wikipedia
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