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The Last Sunset (1961)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 7 June 1961 (USA)
Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman ... See full summary »

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Dana Stribling
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Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley
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Belle Breckenridge
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John Breckenridge
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Melissa 'Missy' Breckenridge
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Frank Hobbs
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Milton Wing
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Julesburg Kid (as Rad Fulton)
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Calverton
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Ed Hobbs
John Shay ...
Bowman
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Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for getting him back into his jurisdiction. Both men join Breckenridge and his wife on the drive. As they near Texas tensions mount, not least because Stribling is starting to court Belle and O'Malley is increasingly drawn by her daughter Missy. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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When giants clash, a woman trembles!

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Sundown at Crazy Horse  »

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Although Joseph Cotten brought all his own food and water from the States to the shoot in Mexico, it was to no avail. He was the first of the film crew to get sick. See more »

Goofs

Two of the dresses worn by Missy (the yellow one and the floral one in town) have zippers up the back. See more »

Quotes

Dana Stribling: I'm gonna see that you hang, O'Malley
Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley: Oh, hanging is a long time proposition.
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Connections

Referenced in The Spider's Stratagem (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Little Girl In The Yellow Dress
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Kirk Douglas
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Kirk Rocks
31 March 2007 | by (LI) – See all my reviews

As always an incredible performance by Kirk Douglas as an outlaw/ drifter on a quest to meet his great love. He's being chased by a Texas lawman played by Rock Hudson. Despite the venue, horses, cattle drive and Mexicans this isn't really a western IMHO. It's a love story draped with western gear. Jack Elam & Neville Brand are essentially wasted. Joseph Cotten as the husband of Douglas' lost love is a sympathetic drunk who gets the kind of back draw justice you might in a Mexican bar. Carol Lynley is beautiful as Dorothy Malone's daughter and Kirk's replacement love interest. The tale feels like it has Biblical elements to it on it's most important level. Ultimately it's worth watching for Kirk's performance whether angry, charming or in love. The crime of which he is accused is clearly just a plot device to get everybody together. I just kept wondering how hot it must be dressed in black in Mexico on a cattle drive?


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