Buckskin (film)

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Buckskin
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael D. Moore
Produced by A.C. Lyles
Written by Michael Fisher
Starring Barry Sullivan/Joan Caulfield/Lon Chaney Jr./Aki Aleong/Barton MacLane
Music by Jimmie Haskell
Cinematography W. Wallace Kelley
Edited by Jack Wheeler
Distributed by Paramount 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
Country United States
Language English

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.

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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