Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 212: Tue Aug 1

Buchanan Rides Alone (Boetticher, 1958): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.05pm

This film, part of the Ranown Series: Westerns of Budd Boetticher season at the Prince Charles, also screens on August 24th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
In some respects this is my favorite of Budd Boetticher’s Randolph Scott westerns (1958, 78 min.), though it’s usually considered a minor work next to Ride Lonesome and The Tall T. After becoming innocently involved in a revenge killing in a small border town, Scott is robbed of his money and ordered away at gunpoint; he decides to go back for his money without really understanding all the local intrigues. Boetticher’s acerbic humor, always his strong point, is given more edge than usual here through an intricate Charles Lang script.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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