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The Last Sunset (1961)

 -  Western  -  7 June 1961 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Dana Stribling
Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley
Belle Breckenridge
John Breckenridge
Melissa 'Missy' Breckenridge
Frank Hobbs
Milton Wing
Julesburg Kid (as Rad Fulton)
Ed Hobbs
John Shay ...


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 <>

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texas | drunkard | mexico | lawman | sheriff | See more »


When giants clash, a woman trembles!




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Release Date:

7 June 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sundown at Crazy Horse  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lauren Bacall was offered the role of Belle Breckinridge but found the subject matter to be rather offensive. See more »


During the final shoot-out, not only do the shadows change from long to short to non-existent, the cloud cover varies from full cover, to a few clouds and then to not a cloud in the sky. See more »


Melissa 'Missy' Breckenridge: What makes you think I'd be disappointed?
Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley: Well, you see cowboys aren't very bright. They're always broke and generally they're drunk.
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Referenced in Max, der Taschendieb (1962) See more »


Cu Cu Ru Cu Paloma
Song by Tomás Méndez
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Average Western with great punchline, great villain, weak protagonist

Here's a perfect example of why the villain has to be the best actor you can find, Kirk Douglas filling the bill perfectly, and the 'hero' should be at least passable, Rock Hudson unfortunately failing here. The great punchline to the movie delivered by Dorothy Malone at the end, makes this otherwise 'standard' movie worth watching. I strongly believe that his movie was very important in some unknown way to his son Michael, who was just 17 when this was filmed. WHY?-well, look at the casting of Dorothy Malone in "Basic Instinct" and the ultimate denouement of Michael Douglas in "Falling Down", arguably Michael's best work ever, Michael's Oscar's (which Kirk should have received many of) notwithstanding.

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