6.2/10
239
10 user 5 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pony Soldier (1952)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 1876, a Canadian North West Mounted Police Constable must obtain the release of white hostages captured by the Cree tribes that are raiding Montana from their Canadian reservation.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Tyrone Power, Cameron Mitchell, Thomas Gomez
History | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Crude and uncivilized backwoods trapper Jed Cooper and his two partners sign up as scouts in a remote Oregon army fort, manned chiefly by untrained rookie soldiers. Jed, flirting with the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston
Law and Order (1953)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done...

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After the Civil War, Confederate Jim Trask returns to his native Abilene to find his sweetheart engaged to his old friend Dave Mosely who's leading the cattlemen in a feud against the farmers.

Director: Charles F. Haas
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Martha Hyer, Lyle Bettger
The Hard Man (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A lawman becomes a deputy in a town where he suspects the friend he had to kill in self defense, was framed for murder.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Guy Madison, Valerie French, Lorne Greene
The Lone Hand (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1870, widowed farmer Zachary Hallock secretly joins a group of outlaws as a solution to his money problems.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Alex Nicol
Quantez (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Gang of robbers heads for Mexican border, meets unexpected opposition along the way.

Director: Harry Keller
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Malone, James Barton
War Arrow (1953)
Romance | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Major Howell Brady arrives in Indian Territory in hopes of recruiting peaceful, relocated Seminoles to help the army fight rampaging Kiowas.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler, John McIntire
Gun Fury (1953)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In Arizona, Frank Slayton's gang robs a stagecoach and kidnaps Ben Warren's fiancée, prompting Warren to pursue Slayton.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Philip Carey
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young cavalry doctor treats very sick Indians against orders, whom are forced to stay on unhealthy land, which could lead to a war.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Robert Francis, Donna Reed, May Wynn
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jim Tex Wall is searching for three men who killed his wife and stole his horses and finds them working for a gang of cattle rustlers engaged in a turf war with a rival gang of outlaws.

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: George Montgomery, Richard Boone, Sylvia Findley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Brad Ellison
...
Miles Lang
...
Maria O'Reilly
...
Padre Jose
...
Michael O'Reilly
Carl Benton Reid ...
John Forbes
...
Samuel Grypton (as Edward C. Platt)
Eduardo Noriega ...
Cordoba
Jorge Treviño ...
Manuel
Rafael Alcayde ...
Alcalde
...
Milton Bernstein ...
Stillman Segar ...
Ben Thompson
José Chávez ...
Garcia (as José Chavez Trowe)
Francisco Reiguera ...
Pablo (as Francisco Reyguera)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

His Name Was Written With Bullets...

Genres:

Mystery | Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

July 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kampf auf Leben und Tod  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Brad Ellison: I've met a lot of men in my time. A woman they forget, a mine busting with gold, even the faces of their own children. But I've never met a man who forgot a grave he dug.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
terrific script, but almost too smart toward the end
12 April 2008 | by (Rhineland) – See all my reviews

This movie features one of the smartest Western scripts from the time, with a terrific plot line, sharp dialogs, and believable characters. The ending, as has been commented upon, is indeed “short and not settled with firearms,” but there’s three excellent reasons it had to be that way, related to character, plot, and story arch, respectively. I don’t want to spoil any of it, but you’ll see when you see it. You could say, though, that the script’s a little bit too tight-knit/too smart toward the end and maneuvered itself into some predictability. But everything else makes up for it. Another thing I liked about this ’58 movie was that it pretty much managed to avoid stereotyping, endemic to so many Westerns set against the background of the Rio Grande neighborhood. So I guess 9 out of 10 stars would be a fair call.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?