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The Last Hunt (1956)

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 ... See full summary »

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Charlie Gilson
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Woodfoot
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Indian Girl
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Jimmy O'Brien
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Peg
Joe De Santis ...
Ed Black
Ainslie Pryor ...
Buffalo Hunter #1
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Indian Agent
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Bartender
Ed Lonehill ...
Spotted Hand
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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 »

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18 July 1956 (Portugal)  »

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A Última Caçada  »

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| (TCM print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed with the working title "Operation Buffalo." See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Mr. Woodfoot, how come Charley hates Indians so much?
Woodfoot: Now that's a good question, my boy. It's kinda funny, you know? Charley beats his horse, just like an Indian. Charley's free with his women, just like an Indian. Charley even blows his nose on his fingers, just like an Indian. I just don't get it.
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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.23 (1956) See more »

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Decades ahead
15 April 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie, by mistake. What a little gem. This film made in 1956 looks, and feels, like a late Seventies movie. And is in fact better, more restrained and correct than, say, Blue Soldier. The environmental, anthropological undertones are way ahead of its time. The understated cinematography is superb and terribly realistic. Much more than Dances with Wolves, The Last Hunt manages to convey the look and feel of the buffalo "killing fields" of the late 1800s. Probably because those in the movie were real killing fields. The movie was shot during legal forestry directed buffalo culls, so the animals you see are really being shot, the bones are real. In conclusion, a very under-rated western masterpiece, superbly acted, directed and shot.


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