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The Last Sunset (1961)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 1961 (UK)
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

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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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Drama | Romance | Western

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Sundown at Crazy Horse  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

The depth of of the quicksand on Stribling's horse varies between shots. See more »

Quotes

Belle Breckenridge: Now what's wrong.
Dana Stribling: I'm just pointing the wagon tongue towards the North Star. It'll help us get our bearings in the morning.
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Referenced in We Are the Strange (2007) See more »

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Cu Cu Ru Cu Paloma
(uncredited)
by Tomás Méndez
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Ostensibly a western soap opera--though much more provocative
31 March 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Terrific western-drama from director Robert Aldrich has sheriff Rock Hudson tracking lawless Kirk Douglas to a rancher's homestead; they soon find themselves agreeing to take part in a grueling cattle-drive, and to work out their differences along the way. Breathtakingly photographed adventure has three-dimensional characters, good writing by Dalton Trumbo and solid acting (particularly by Douglas and fresh-faced Carol Lynley, well-cast as a youngster with a crush on Kirk). The melodrama gets a little thick at times, though odd flickers of humor quickly intercede whenever things start to get too mawkish. *** from ****


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