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The Last Wagon (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Western | 21 September 1956 (USA)
When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his ... See full summary »

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When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his life and is wanted for the murder of three men. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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ROMANTIC WESTERN ADVENTURE! (original print ad - all caps)


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Der letzte Wagen  »

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Average Shot Length = ~6.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.1 seconds. Both values are fast for a reasonably early CinemaScope film. See more »

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During the last third of the film, Tommy Rettig's hair goes from being long and fair, with a fringe, to being short and dark and brushed back and then back again on two occasions. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Bull Harper: On foot through Apache country without no gun.
Cole Harper: Yeah.
Sheriff Bull Harper: This is his third day without food or water. I'm going to tell one and all that Commanche Todd was the bravest man I ever hung.
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Widmark was Attached To A Wagon Wheel !
13 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was great viewing this 1956 film and enjoying the great acting of a very young Richard Widmark,(Comanchi Todd), "Garden of Evil",'54, where he plays a very well experienced man who can deal with almost any situation and understands the Native Americans like a book. The film has great photography through out the entire picture and brings you back to the Old West and the troubles that men and women had to face in the wilderness. Susan Kohner,(Jolie Normand), gave a great supporting role along with Nick Adams,(Ridge), both these characters had their own feels toward Comanchi Todd and some doubted if he was man enough to get them out of many death threatening situations. Comanchi Todd had his problems with a Wagon Wheel and I thought he was never going to get himself away from its burden of weight. If you are a fan of Richard Widmark, you will greatly enjoy this film which he made into a great Western Classic.


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