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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
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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