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The Last of the Fast Guns (1958)

On a mission to find a missing man in Mexico, gunfighter Brad Ellison learns that life is not as simple as it used to be.

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Brad Ellison
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Miles Lang
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Maria O'Reilly
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Padre Jose
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Michael O'Reilly
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John Forbes
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Samuel Grypton (as Edward C. Platt)
Eduardo Noriega ...
Cordoba
Jorge Treviño ...
Manuel
Rafael Alcayde ...
Alcalde
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Milton Bernstein ...
Stillman Segar ...
Ben Thompson
José Chávez ...
Garcia (as José Chavez Trowe)
Francisco Reiguera ...
Pablo (as Francisco Reyguera)
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A rich, dying Easterner hires gunfighter Brad Ellison to find his brother and heir in Mexico. En route, it becomes clear to Ellison that his is a dying profession. At a remote rancho, Ellison enlists ranch foreman Miles Lang to help him search the hills where the missing man is rumored to have lived. They find nothing ...except that someone wants to kill them; and Ellison becomes wrapped in a maze of double crosses. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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His Name Was Written With Bullets...

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Mystery | Western

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July 1958 (USA)  »

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Two silver dollars play a part in this film. It is explained that they are "1794 Silver Dollars, the first from the US Mint." However what is actually displayed in the movie is the reverse side of a US silver dollar known as the Morgan Dollar, after its designer, George Morgan. This dollar was not minted until 1878 (Actually 1878-1904 and 1921.) Therefore, actual 1794 dollar coins were not shown. See more »

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Brad Ellison: You wanted to see me?
John Forbes: I wanted to see the winner.
Brad Ellison: Nobody wins in a gunfight.
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Better Than Expected
9 May 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Gunfighter Miles is hired to go south of the border to find a dying man's missing brother. However, things are more complicated than they seem.

Generally underrated western, with good scenic Mexican locations, a non-clichéd plot, along with a few good twists and a colorful cast. Getting Roland, Greene and Franz was a real coup since each is a very distinctive presence. Mahoney certainly looks the part of a western hero, but is a rather bland actor, not to the extent of being a problem, however. Director Sherman makes creative and compelling use of the locations and I especially like the shack set against the cliff; it's like nothing else I've seen. Unlike many oaters set in Mexico, this one comes across as genuinely persuasive. Cristal's role (Maria), surprise, surprise, is little more than eye candy, but I don't blame Ellison (Mahoney) at fade-out. Anyway, don't let the first tame 20-minutes or so fool you, the twists and action pick up considerably.


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