The Last Challenge (1967)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  15 September 1967 (Japan)
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A deadly gunslinger travels to a town to shoot it out with a famed gunslinger turned lawman in a small town.



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Complete credited cast:
Lisa Denton
Lot McGuire
Squint Calloway
Ernest Scarnes
Delphi Lawrence ...
Marie Webster
Pretty Horse
Frank Garrison
Florence Sundstrom ...
Robert Sorrells ...
Harry Bell
John Milford ...
Frank McGrath ...
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A deadly gunslinger travels to a town to shoot it out with a famed gunslinger turned lawman in a small town.

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15 September 1967 (Japan)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The final film of veteran director Richard Thorpe. See more »


in the house where Lot McGuire is staying; there is a curtain of clear plastic strips that they all go through. these were not invented for 50 years or so after when this movie is based. See more »


Marshal Dan Blaine: Of all the people I know who ain't worth saving, you're the first one to come to my mind.
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Referenced in Password All-Stars: Episode dated 25 November 1966 (1966) See more »

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Marshal Glenn Ford faces down upstart gunslinger Chad Everett
21 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My copy, taped from TCM, ran 95 minutes, not the stated 105 minutes. That was long enough to tell the story. I liked this western. It went along at a leisurely pace, focusing on characters and small side events that didn't contribute that much to the overall plot but did show character. The most important subplot has Angie Dickinson attempting to deal with Chad Everett herself to prevent his death at the hands of Glenn Ford.

The stars were very, very good and carried the movie. Glenn Ford, of course, is simply top-notch playing a marshal who was once a bank robber and now is known for his fast gun. He's weary of killing. Chad Everett was excellent as the young gunslinger presenting Ford with a challenge. His part left some doubt about his background and motivation, but Ford sized him up for us. Angie Dickinson was fine as a brothel-saloon owner who is Ford's woman. Royal Dano had a small amusing part as an Indian chief. Gary Merrill was in one sequence as a card sharp.

This is a relatively late and minor western, not a standout and not exceptional, but it's attractive and enjoyable. The Arizona desert and hills are used to advantage. It filled the bill perfectly for me last night as a comfortable western.

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