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The Last Hunt (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, 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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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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Drama | Western

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18 July 1956 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Caçada  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,121,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,604,000, 31 December 1956

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,983,000, 31 December 1956
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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

US government marksmen actually shot and killed buffalo during production as part of a scheduled herd-thinning. See more »

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Charlie Gilson: Don't quit me, son!
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Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.1 (1955) See more »

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A Gritty and Brutal Western
6 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

In 1883, in South Dakota, the former buffalo hunter Sandy McKenzie (Stewart Granger) is tired of hunting the animals. He is approached by Charlie Gilson (Robert Taylor), a man that feels pleasure in killing buffalo and Indians, who proposes a high salary to him to hunt buffalo for him. They associate to each other and hire the skilled skinner Woodfoot (Lloyd Nolan) and the half-breed Jimmy O'Brien (Russ Tamblyn) to help them.

When a group of Indians steal their horses, Charlie hunts them down and kills them in their camp. Charlie finds a gorgeous Indian girl (Debra Paget) with a baby boy and he brings her to his camp to be his woman. However, Sandy and she are attracted to each other but they fear Charlie. Along the days, the tension between them increases until the day Charlie kills a white buffalo that is sacred for the Indians.

"The Last Hunt" is a gritty and brutal western in a period when the Old West is ending. Robert Taylor and Stewart Granger have great performances and Debra Paget is in top of her beauty and responsible for an increasing tension between the two lead characters.

The cruel scenes where the buffalo are killed by marksmen are for real and part of the reduction of the herd planned by the government of USA. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Última Caçada" ("The Last Hunt")


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