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The Last Hunt (1956)

Not Rated | | Western | 18 July 1956 (Portugal)
In 1883 South Dakota, two buffalo hunters start a personal feud over a captured squaw and a stand-off with a Dakota raiding party over some stolen horses.

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Cast

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Charlie Gilson
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Sandy McKenzie
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Woodfoot
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Indian Girl
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Jimmy O'Brien
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Peg
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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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Storyline

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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Thundering Hoofs and Violent Men...and the Captive Indian Beauty Who Learned to Love as Hard as She Hated! See more »

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Western

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 July 1956 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Caçada  »

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Budget:

$2,121,000 (estimated)
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| (TCM print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Since the story takes place during the winter, Stewart Granger wore full winter clothing for his role. The movie was actually filmed during the summer months in Custer State Park in South Dakota. At one point, temperatures reached triple digits, Granger passed out from heat exhaustion and the crew had to cut away his clothes to revive him. See more »

Quotes

Sandy McKenzie: You know Charlie you're a special case. I never known a gun to wear a man before.
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Connections

Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.22 (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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