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The Last Sunset (1961)

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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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When giants clash, a woman trembles!


Romance | Western


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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)


(Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Robert Aldrich did not enjoy his experience making the film as he felt that the screenplay wasn't in the best shape it could be. Unfortunately they had to run with what they had as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was busy working on Otto Preminger's Exodus (1960) at the time. See more »


When the Yaqui Indians turn up the second time, as the first Yaqui rider pulls his horse up, arrows can be seen falling from his quiver onto the the ground to his right (screen left). See more »


Dana Stribling: They told me you would try to circle around to get the sun in their eyes.
Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley: You did a little circling yourself.
Dana Stribling: Insurance.
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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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