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The Lonely Man

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Director  Henry Levin
Initial DVD release  April 22, 2003
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Western
Production  Paramount Pictures
Country  United States
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Release date  November 10, 1957 (1957-11-10)
Writer  Harry Essex, Robert Smith
Cast  Jack Palance (Jacob Wade), Anthony Perkins (Riley Wade), Neville Brand (King Fisher), Robert Middleton (Ben Ryerson), Eileen Aiken (Ada Marshall), Elisha Cook Jr. (Willie)
Similar movies  Blackhat, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Desperado, Star Trek: Nemesis, Jonah Hex, Season of the Witch

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The Lonely Man is a 1957 American Western film directed by Henry Levin and written by Harry Essex and Robert Smith. The film stars Jack Palance, Anthony Perkins, Neville Brand, Robert Middleton, Elisha Cook, Jr., Claude Akins and Lee Van Cleef. The film was released on November 10, 1957, by Paramount Pictures.


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Riley Wade hates his gunfighter father, Jacob, for deserting Riley's mother, who then committed suicide. Jacob rides to Red Bluff hoping to reconcile with his son, unaware that King Fisher holds a grudge and intends to shoot down Jacob, first chance.

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Riley accompanies his father on the trail, setting their family ranch ablaze first, never letting him out of his sight. Jacob's sight, meantime, is fading; he is slowly going blind, a fact he hides from his son. Riley refuses to forgive his father until old friend Ben Ryerson explains to him that Jacob didn't desert his mother at all.

King comes to town with his men. Riley, aware for the first time of his father's failing vision, acts as his eyes in directing Jacob where to shoot. King's men die and he tries to sneak away, but he and Jacob end up in a showdown anyway and kill one another. Jacob dies in his son's arms.


  • Jack Palance as Jacob Wade
  • Anthony Perkins as Riley Wade
  • Neville Brand as King Fisher
  • Elaine Aiken as Ada Marshall
  • Robert Middleton as Ben Ryerson
  • Elisha Cook, Jr. as Willie
  • Claude Akins as Blackburn
  • Lee Van Cleef as Faro
  • Harry Shannon as Dr. Fisher
  • James Bell as Judge Hart
  • Adam Williams as Lon
  • Denver Pyle as Brad
  • John Doucette as Sundown Whipple
  • Paul Newlan as Fence Green
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford as Singer
  • References

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