The Lonely Man

The Lonely Man

Henry Levin (1957)

A Certificate


Our Score
Jack Palance and Anthony Perkins, as estranged father and son, tried to out-smoulder each other in this taut, offbeat, psychological western, one of the more interesting films directed by studio hack Henry Levin. Perkins, who blames his long-absent father for the death of his mother, reluctantly links up with ex-bandit Palance. It turns out that Perkins isn't the only one who has a few old scores to settle with him. Fascinating to see Perkins in this pre-Psycho mother-obsessed role. The supporting cast of heavies includes Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef and Elisha Cook Jr.


An ageing gunslinger is reunited with his estranged son, who has grown up hating him. He takes the younger man under his wing and tries to rebuild their relationship as they search for a new home together, unaware that old enemies are on their trail. Western, starring Jack Palance and Anthony Perkins.

Cast & Crew

Jacob Wade Jack Palance
Riley Wade Anthony Perkins
King Fisher Neville Brand
Ben Ryerson Robert Middleton
Ada Marshall Elaine Aiken
Willie Elisha Cook Jr
Blackburn Claude Akins
Faro Lee Van Cleef
Dr Fisher Harry Shannon
Judge Hart James Bell
Lon Adam Williams
Sheriff Denver Pyle
Sundown Whipple John Doucette
Director Henry Levin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service Ltd