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The Last Wagon (1956)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Comanche Todd
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Jenny
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Jolie Normand
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Billy
Stephanie Griffin ...
Valinda Normand
Ray Stricklyn ...
Clint
Nick Adams ...
Ridge
Carl Benton Reid ...
Gen. Howard
Douglas Kennedy ...
George Mathews ...
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Lt. Kelly
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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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21 September 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Just before The End title comes up you can see the shadow of the camera crew as Todd rides off. 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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While it is wild it is great.
11 July 2006 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The Last Wagon is up to a certain moment a great film. From that moment on it loses its greatness, it is just like a wild horse which has to be tamed to conform to the norms of the fifties. While it is wild, it is great. What reaches you is the hysterical mood , Widmark being dragged by a horse, chained to a wagon wheel, the brutal killings , all this blended to an impressive scenery. Unfortunately this mood is broken by such an abrupt change at the end that it is almost like somebody else took hold of the movie. The love relationship between Fecicia Farr and Widmark has a sensuality not at all common at those times, specially in westerns.


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