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The Last Horseman (1944)

Approved | | Western | 22 June 1944 (USA)
Banker Watson is after Williams' ranch and has his men rob Lucky of the check Williams needs to pay off his note. When Saunders offers to lend Williams the money, Watson kills him and ... See full summary »

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Banker Watson is after Williams' ranch and has his men rob Lucky of the check Williams needs to pay off his note. When Saunders offers to lend Williams the money, Watson kills him and frames Williams. Then he sends a fake cattle inspector to quarantine Williams' cattle. But Lucky suspects Watson and he has a plan to bring him into the open and it also involves a fake inspector. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over a hundred Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, who marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled, and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently, the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits. See more »

Quotes

Judy Ware: Mrs. Smith's punch isn't very good!
Lucky Rawlins: Oh, isn't it? She isn't looking... now come on, we'll get rid of it.
[Lucky tosses the punch out a window, thereby soaking an outraged Cannonball]
Cannonball: Hey, watch where you throw that water! Whaddya mean throwin' that water out here! What....
Lucky Rawlins: Hey don't talk like that! I gotta lady with me.
Cannonball: Whaddya think I got out here? A duck?
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Powder Rhythm
Performed by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
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OK, But Look What You Get For Your Money
2 August 2005 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

OK, so this is not "Red River," and the plot has been used so many times that even one of Russell Hayden's saddle pals in the movie makes a derogatory remark about it. Still you not only have one of the few authentic cowboys in western movies, Russell Hayden, who could really ride, rope, and shoot, but you also have the best western swing band in the business led by the legendary Bob Wills himself. True, the Bob Wills tunes are not among his best, but any Bob Wills song is better than the best music Dimitri Tiomkin could concoct. As an extra added feature you get Dub Taylor, who was a wonderful comic and yes he could really play the xylophone. An unexpected bonus is an array of the ugliest bad guys I have ever seen in any movie. One of them makes Boris Karloff look like Cary Grant. So stop griping about the hackneyed script. Sit back and enjoy the action, the music, and the clowning.


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