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The Last Challenge (1967)

Approved | | Western | 27 December 1967 (USA)
A deadly gunslinger travels to a town to shoot it out with a famed gunslinger turned lawman in a small town.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

John Sherry (novel) (as John Sherry), John Sherry (screenplay) (as John Sherry) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Marshal Dan Blaine
Angie Dickinson ... Lisa Denton
Chad Everett ... Lot McGuire
Gary Merrill ... Squint Calloway
Jack Elam ... Ernest Scarnes
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... Marie Webster
Royal Dano ... Pretty Horse
Kevin Hagen ... Frank Garrison
Florence Sundstrom Florence Sundstrom ... Outdoors
Marian Collier ... Sadie
Robert Sorrells Robert Sorrells ... Harry Bell
John Milford ... Turpin
Frank McGrath ... Ballard Weeks
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Storyline

In 1877, Dan Blaine is the Marshal of the Southwestern town of Suwora. Blaine is a former gunfighter who served ten years in prison for bank and stagecoach robbery. However, he went straight and became a Marshal. He also is one of the fastest draws in the territory. His reputation attracts the occasional youngster who wants to make a name for himself by outdrawing and killing Blaine. Lot McGuire is such a young man. He's riding to Suwora to challenge Marshal Blaine to a gunfight. Lot McGuire is fast, and he thinks he can outdraw the famous Marshal. The irony of fate brings the two men in contact at a fishing spot outside the town. There, on the banks of the river, they become friends, share a meal and exchange stories. Young McGuire reveals his intentions to Blaine who, in turn, reveals to McGuire the fact that he is the town Marshal. McGuire thanks Blaine for the meal, but is determined to challenge Blaine to a gunfight. McGuire leaves the river bank camp promising to kill Blaine. ... Written by nufs68

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Killer Vs. Killer

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pistolero See more »

Filming Locations:

Ajo, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of director Richard Thorpe. See more »

Goofs

During the card game, there is a woman in a yellow dress watching on the far end of the table. Her right hand is alternately on her belly/at the top of her dress between shots. See more »

Quotes

Marshal Dan Blaine: Of all the people I know who ain't worth saving, you're the first one to come to my mind.
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Referenced in Password: Episode dated 25 November 1966 (1966) See more »

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Better than average western.
9 May 2000 | by SchryerSee all my reviews

The basic premise of this movie is quite simple: a young man with no particular talent but a quick draw (Chad Everett) wants to feel important by out drawing the fastest draw around -- an experienced marshall played by Glenn Ford. As the movie progresses, a bond of mutual affection develops between the young gunfighter and the old marshall. The marshall tries every way he can to avoid the inevitable gunfight which he know he will win. This movie is essentially about relationships and the differences between youth and maturity rather than just another gunfight. It's one of my top ten westerns.


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