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The Last Hunt (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | 18 July 1956 (Portugal)
In 1883 South Dakota, two buffalo hunters start a personal feud over a captured squaw and a stand-off with a Dakota raiding party over some stolen horses.

Director:

Richard Brooks

Writers:

Richard Brooks (screen play), Milton Lott (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Charles Gilson
Stewart Granger ... Sandy McKenzie
Lloyd Nolan ... Woodfoot
Debra Paget ... Indian Girl
Russ Tamblyn ... Jimmy O'Brien
Constance Ford ... Peg
Joe De Santis ... Ed Black (as Joe DeSantis)
Ainslie Pryor Ainslie Pryor ... First Buffalo Hunter
Ralph Moody ... Indian Agent
Fred Graham ... Bartender
Ed Lonehill ... Spotted Hand
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Storyline

Set in the early 1880s, this is the story of one of the last buffalo hunts in the Northwest. Sandy McKinzie is tired of hunting buffalo, and tired of killing-Charley on the other hand relishes the hunt and enjoys killing buffalo and Indians. When Charley kills an Indian raiding party, and takes their squaw as his own, tension develops between the two hunters, and matters will only be settled in a showdown. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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The WEST'S BIGGEST, BOLDEST STORY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1956 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Hunt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,121,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,236
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's premiere was at the State Theatre in Sioux Falls, SD, on February 16, 1956. Russ Tamblyn and his wife Venetia Stevenson (whom he'd married on February 14th) were in attendance. See more »

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Quotes

Sandy McKenzie: You know Charlie you're a special case. I never known a gun to wear a man before.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Robert Taylor (1956) See more »

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Not for all tastes but courageous.
22 September 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

An intellectual western,focusing on the characters's psychology and well played by Granger and Taylor,with good support from Paget and Tamblyn. It denounces the buffalos slaughter which starved the Indians and lead to their defeat.Taylor's character is a racist,and one of his mates says that it's because he looks like the Indians he hates:he kills the buffalos,he beats women,and he blows his nose with his hands .Another one points out that when you begin to kill,you find pleasure and you are not able to stop anymore.

Not only Richard Brooks denounces the genocide,but he also shows how the White men killed the Indian culture and religion:the white buffalo is a good example.And the ending,with a last picture that packs a real wallop -it could be the picture of a horror movie- ,looks like a divine intervention.


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