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The Last Bandit (1949)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 25 February 1949 (USA)
About to marry Jim Plummer, Kate Foley runs off to Nevada when Ed Bagley convinces her a quick fortune can be made robbing gold shipments that are being transported by the railroad. In ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Thames Williamson (screenplay), Luci Ward (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bill Elliott ... Frank Norris / Frank Plummer (as William Elliott)
Lorna Gray ... Kate Foley / Kate Sampson (as Adrian Booth)
Forrest Tucker ... Jim Plummer
Andy Devine ... Casey Brown
Jack Holt ... Mort Pemberton
Minna Gombell ... Winnie McPhail
Grant Withers ... Ed Bagley
Virginia Brissac ... Kate's Mother
Louis Faust Louis Faust ... Hank Morse (as Louis R. Faust)
Stanley Andrews ... Jeff Baldwin
Martin Garralaga ... Patrick Moreno
Joseph Crehan ... Local No. 44 Engineer
Charles Middleton ... Blindfolded Circuit Rider
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Storyline

About to marry Jim Plummer, Kate Foley runs off to Nevada when Ed Bagley convinces her a quick fortune can be made robbing gold shipments that are being transported by the railroad. In Bannock City she meets reformed-bandit Frank Plummer, posing as Frank Norris, brother of Jim Plummer, who has being going straight and working as an express shipment guard. Jim also shows up and plans a robbery by stealing a train and hiding it in an abandoned tunnel. The two brothers are on opposite sides of the law with the now-reformed Kate caught in the middle. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A CARLOAD OF GOLD...and the men who vowed to steal it! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det store togoverfald See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Encore-Westerns Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of veteran character actor Charles Middleton. See more »

Goofs

When proprietor Winnie McPhail of the Square Deal Casino opens a closet door in a room above the saloon, it appears to look out over an outdoor tree line on the horizon. See more »

Quotes

Kate Foley: What are you doing?
Jim Plummer: Why, I'm tying you up. Can't let my future wife get away from me again!
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Opening credits are displayed as pages of a book. See more »

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Love Is Such a Funny Thing
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Solid
23 February 2008 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Solid A-Western from lowly Republic Pictures. Unusually good performances from a larger than average cast. True, Elliot doesn't get much chance to show his special brand of ornery, but Tucker, Booth and Withers (Bagley) show their best stuff, and even Devine manages not to get too cute. Some good touches-- the hillbilly break-dancer, the scrawny comic-drunk, and the old-lady mastermind. Also, the bewhiskered guy playing the sheriff doesn't get many lines, but sure adds color and an authentic look. Then too, the plot of two brothers on opposite sides of the law and the girl, is saved from cliché by the imaginative train sequences, including a great avalanche effect from the best in the business, the Lydecker brothers.

Obviously Republic popped a bundle considering the scenic location shots and the train expense. Actually, my favorite scene is not an action-filled one; it's the office scene where the bigshots try to sort out blame for the gold robbery. It's really a special touch because most Westerns would not bother with talk about how robbery affects business types and high finance. Making one a Mexican is also an imaginative addition. The only reason I tuned in is because I'm an Elliot fan, but I've got to admit the movie was much better than expected. Old Joe Kane may not have been much of an artist, but as a director of Westerns, he never made a boring one.


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