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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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 ...
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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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texas | drunkard | mexico | lawman | sheriff | See more »

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When giants clash, a woman trembles!

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Western

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7 June 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sundown at Crazy Horse  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Max, der Taschendieb (1962) See more »

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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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