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The Last Challenge (1967)

Approved | | Western | 15 September 1967 (Japan)
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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Marie Webster
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In 1877, Dan Blaine is the Marshal of the Southwestern town of Suwora. Blaine is a former gunfighter who served 10 years in prison for bank and stagecoach robbery. However, he went straight and became a Marshal. He also is one of the fastest draws in the territory. His reputation attracts the occasional youngster who wants to make a name for himself by outdrawing and killing Blaine. Lot McGuire is such a young man. He's riding to Suwora to challenge Marshal Blaine to a gunfight. Lot McGuire is fast and he thinks he can outdraw the famous Marshal. The irony of fate brings the two men in contact at a fishing spot outside the town. There, on the banks of the river, they become friends, share a meal and exchange stories. Young McGuire reveals his intentions to Blaine who, in turn, reveals to McGuire the fact that he is the town Marshal. McGuire thanks Blaine for the meal but is determined to challenge Blaine to a gunfight. McGuire leaves the river bank camp promising to kill Blaine. The ... Written by nufs68

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Killer Vs. Killer

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Western

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15 September 1967 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the ambush shoot-out, Scarnes shoots McGuire's rifle stock. In subsequent scenes, the stock is intact. See more »

Quotes

Marshal Dan Blaine: He was a no good drifter. He'd steal the pennies off a dead man's eyes.
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Referenced in Password All-Stars: Episode dated 25 November 1966 (1966) See more »

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Glenn Ford The Fast Draw
23 October 2004 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

In many ways The Last Challenge is simlar to the TV show Gunsmoke. Glenn Ford turns in a great performance. As the Marshall of a great western town. He has the respect off all the towns folk. He has a beautiful girlfriend who runs a saloon just like in Gunsmoke. Chad Evertt is the bad guy who rides into town to prove he's the better gun draw. The story is good some moments are a little slow but in the end. The story finally takes shape. One problem in the film. The Producers don't give enough substance to the Marshall. There's not enough gun play to establish the Marshall expertise as a law man. Angie Dickenson's character doesn't give the strong woman role. Like Miss Kitty in Gunsmoke. Chad Evertt's role should have been more dirty.

Byron


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