Buckskin (film)

Buckskin (1968) is a western film, released by Paramount Pictures, released on a low budget and starring an all-star cast. The main stars were Barry Sullivan and Joan Caulfield. Lon Chaney Jr. plays the role of Sheriff Tangley and Richard Arlen plays a townsman. The other stars were Barbara Hale, John Russell, Wendell Corey, Bill Williams, Leo Gordon, George Chandler, Aki Aleong and Barton MacLane. The film was also known as The Frontiersman. It was the last of the series of A.C. Lyles Westerns for Paramount. The screenwriter Michael Fisher was the son of the series screenwriter Stephen Gould Fisher.

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Directed byMichael D. Moore
Produced byA.C. Lyles
Written byMichael Fisher
StarringBarry Sullivan
Joan Caulfield
Lon Chaney Jr.
Aki Aleong
Barton MacLane
Leo Gordon
Music byJimmie Haskell
CinematographyW. Wallace Kelley
Edited byJack Wheeler
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 1968 (1968-05) (U.S.)
  • December 6, 1968 (1968-12-06) (Germany)
  • January 10, 1969 (1969-01-10) (Denmark)
  • April 1969 (1969-04) (Austria)
  • November 18, 1969 (1969-11-18) (Sweden)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

Betty Hutton was originally selected to play the role of Nora Johnson, but she was fired.

The film also has a small racial twist, common in films of the late 1960s. Sung Lee (played by Aleong) is a Chinese worker who is a victim of prejudice, Chaddock (Sullivan) fights for him during the film.



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