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Last of the Comanches (1953)

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The remnants of a massacred cavalry troop and ragtag group of stagecoach passengers fight for survival against fierce Comanches at a desert ruin.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Sgt. Matt Trainor
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Julia Lanning
Johnny Stewart ...
Little Knife
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Jim Starbuck
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Rusty Potter
George Mathews ...
Romany O'Rattigan
Hugh Sanders ...
Denver Kinnaird
Ric Roman ...
Martinez
Chubby Johnson ...
Henry Ruppert
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Billy Creel
Milton Parsons ...
Satterlee the Prophet
Jack Woody ...
Cpl. Floyd
John War Eagle ...
Black Cloud
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Storyline

It's 1876 and all the Indians are at peace except the Comanches lead by Black Cloud. When Black Cloud wipes out a town, only six soldiers are left and they head for the nearest fort. In the desert they are reinforced by members of a stagecoach and find some water at a deserted mission. Pinned down by Black Cloud they send an Indian boy who was Black Cloud's prisoner on to the fort while they try to bargain with Black Cloud whom they learn is without water. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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1 February 1953 (USA)  »

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Dürstende Lippen  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Mickey Shaughnessy. See more »

Goofs

When Sergeant Trainor goes to talk to Black Cloud and the other Indian leaders, he passes the body of a dead Indian lying with its head towards the Mission walls. While he is talking to the Indian leaders, some Indian warriors collect this body which is now lying with its head away from the Mission. See more »

Quotes

Romany O'Rattigan: Somebody has to run things. sergeant Trainor has experience in this country. I'm a civilian, and I'll follow his orders.
Sgt. Matt Trainor: Did you hear that, Ruppert?
[Trainor takes away Ruppert's canteen]
Sgt. Matt Trainor: I'll tell you when to drink, when to eat, when to sleep, and when to breathe!
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Remake of The Thirteen (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoo, Fly, Don't Bother Me
(uncredited)
Attributed to Thomas Brigham Bishop
Sung, with additional lyrics, by the soldiers at the Mission
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Great Broderick Crawford Film
2 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like Broderick Crawford, you will enjoy this film from beginning to end. Broderick plays the role of Sgt. Matt Trainor who leads a group of people from Arizona with all kinds of backgrounds, one man was a gun smuggler for the Indians, Black Cloud and a young woman, named Julia Lanning, (Barbara Hale) who is among many men but no one tries to hit on her, mainly because they are too busy fighting off Indians constantly. There is plenty of action with arrows flying through the air and people running out of water and Sgt. Matt playing all kinds of games with the Native American Indians who do not fool around and drive a hard bargain. Lloyd Bridges, "Sea Hunt TV Series" (Jim Starbuck) looks very young and gives a great supporting role. Enjoyable 1953 film classic which was filmed in Buttercup Dunes, California and not the Sahara Desert.


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