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Buckskin (1968)

G | | Western | May 1968 (USA)
A marshal goes up against a crooked gambler and his henchmen who control a western town, but meets resistance from the local townspeople when he asks for their help.


Michael D. Moore (as Michael Moore)


Michael Fisher


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry 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
Barton MacLane ... Dr. H. 'Doc' Raymond
Bill Williams ... Frank Cody
Richard Arlen ... Townsman
Leo Gordon ... Travis
Jean-Michel Michenaud ... Akii (as Gerald Michenaud)
George Chandler ... Storekeeper J. Perkins
Aki Aleong ... Sung Li
Michael Larrain Michael Larrain ... Jimmy Cody
Craig Littler ... Browdie


A marshal goes up against a crooked gambler and his henchmen who control a western town, but meets resistance from the local townspeople when he asks for their help.

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He Bucked For A Badge...A Woman...And A Last Chance To Prove He Was Still A Man...Out Of The Prairie Rode The Gunfighter!




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Release Date:

May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Frontiersman See more »

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A.C. Lyles Productions See more »
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Barton MacLane's last film. See more »


When Tangley is shot, his revolver clearly discharges as he falls to the ground. Though there is the sound of his body impacting the street, there is no sound of a shot. See more »


Referenced in Max Rose (2013) See more »

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Miners Vs. Homesteaders
17 December 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Buckskin is yet another western where A.C. Lyles provides employment for famous Hollywood players past their prime. Barry Sullivan is the star here, a US Marshal come to a small Montana town with specific intent of taking down town boss Wendell Corey. For reasons I can't explain he brings his young son to the town and quite frankly had I been him I'd not have brought a child into harm's way. And since the child's mother who is deceased was an Indian all the more reason.

I wasn't completely clear why Corey wants the homesteaders out of the area, he's dammed up the stream that they get water for their crops. We know a railroad is coming through the following year, but that's all.

What Corey has done is pit the miners against the homesteaders and the homesteaders have their families. Not much of a fair fight, in the end though Sullivan has an ace.

Some grievous plot holes is made up for a nice bit of action specifically when Sullivan blows up the dam and also in the final shootout. Joan Caulfield is the former schoolteacher turned saloon girl who Sullivan redeems. Such other A.C. Lyles regulars as Lon Chaney, Jr., John Russell, and Richard Arlen are in the cast. Bill Williams and Barbara Hale, husband and wife in real life, play a husband and wife here and I'm not sure if this isn't the only time that happened. I know Williams did a couple of Perry Mason guest shots while Hale was playing Della Street.

I like the A.C. Lyles westerns even some of the bad ones and this is not a completely bad one.

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