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The Last Outpost (1951)

Passed | | Western | 4 April 1951 (USA)
Despite their fighting on opposite sides during the Civil War, brothers Vance and Jeb Britton have to set their differences aside in order to survive an Indian attack.



(written for the screen by) (as Geoffrey Homes), (written for the screen by) | 2 more credits »

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Complete credited cast:
Capt. Vance Britten
Julie McQuade
Col. Jeb Britton
Sgt. Tucker
Sgt. Calhoun (as Noah Beery)
Lt. Crosby (as Peter Hanson)
Lt. Fenton
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Mr. Delacourt
John Ridgely ...
Sam McQuade


Two brothers who are not the best friends because they were fighting on different sides during the Civil War have to cooperate in order to defend themselves against an attack of indians. Written by Volker Boehm

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Release Date:

4 April 1951 (USA)  »

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Cavalry Charge  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



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1.37 : 1
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According to a studio publicity item, Arizona governor Dan E. Garvey was cast in the film as a soldier, but his appearance in the film hasn't been confirmed. See more »


Capt. Vance Britten: A man who is free to choose, will always choose peace.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE SANTA FE TRAIL-!

In 1862 the Confederate Army of the Southwest was defeated and driven back into Texas . . . . .

The trail was open . . . .

Here lay the road to bind the Union tight . . .

The artery to supply its bleeding troops - - with gold, food and leather from the West.

BUT . . . . See more »

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RathernLightweight Take on Civil War
13 May 2014 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Ronald Reagan was a great President, true. he was a decent horse-rider, and a very sweet, radiant personality. But as an actor, he was rather second-rate and very forgettable, indeed. Well, yes, you can watch his movies, turn it off and then easily forget what was in the movie ten minutes later/ This movie is a typical example - a very much of a period piece, with all the obvious errata goofs of that era - rather predictable plot, unrealistic love-part,typical portrayal of Indians, and some extremely cheap dialogs, which you can utter a second before a word spells out form a speaker's lips. Battle scenes are funny in fact, too. They have no suspense and deliver no thrill. A very good B-movie, with a very average casting and all the plot twists that you can imagine. Some sprinkle of humor often seems to be at odd with the general mood of the film, and very generic performance of all characters make this movie very lightweight, unserious and not memorable. Yup, Reagan grew to some grand things a bit later, smiling his way up. Here, even his smile is a bit of a lame duckie.

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