Friday, May 13, 2011

Classic Rewind: Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

Randolph Scott rides into trouble in the border-town of Agry in Buchanan Rides Alone as he’s a witness to a murder and now wrongfully locked-up for involvement with the murderer, Juan de la Vega.
Worse yet, the victim was Roy Agry, the hot-headed sibling to the trio of brothers of whom the town bears its name. “Anybody here not named Agry?” Scott’s titular Tom Buchanan amusingly pries.
Eventually, the town turns on itself over what to do with Juan and the mysterious and equally devious Buchanan as convolution abounds in this particularly muddled and knotty western. And the final shootout over the border-jumping bridge is particularly batty. [C+]

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