GenreWestern Produced byA. C. Lyles WriterMichael Fisher LanguageEnglish
Release dateMay 1968 (1968-05) (U.S.)
December 6, 1968 (1968-12-06) (Germany)
January 10, 1969 (1969-01-10) (Denmark)
April 1969 (1969-04) (Austria)
November 18, 1969 (1969-11-18) (Sweden) CastBarry Sullivan (Chaddock), Joan Caulfield (Nora Johnson), Wendell Corey (Rep Marlowe), Lon Chaney Jr. (Sheriff Tangley (as Lon Chaney)), John Russell (Patch), Barbara Hale (Sarah Cody) Similar moviesLegends of the Fall, Star Trek: First Contact, Heaven's Gate, Warlock, Man with the Gun, Cut Bank
TaglineHe Bucked For A Badge...A Woman...And A Last Chance To Prove He Was Still A Man...Out Of The Prairie Rode The Gunfighter!
Buckskin (1968) is a western film, released by Paramount Pictures, released on a low budget and starring an all-star cast. The main stars were Barry Sullivan and Joan Caulfield. Lon Chaney Jr. plays the role of Sheriff Tangley and Richard Arlen plays a townsman. The other stars were Barbara Hale, John Russell, Wendell Corey, Bill Williams, Leo Gordon, George Chandler, Aki Aleong and Barton MacLane. The film was also known as The Frontiersman. It was the last of the series of A.C. Lyles Westerns for Paramount. The screenwriter Michael Fisher was the son of the series screenwriter Stephen Gould Fisher.
Betty Hutton was originally selected to play the role of Nora Johnson, but she was fired.
The film also has a small racial twist, common in films of the late 1960s. Sung Lee (played by Aleong) is a Chinese worker who is a victim of prejudice, Chaddock (Sullivan) fights for him during the film.