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Last of the Comanches (1953)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Western | 1 February 1953 (USA)
The remnants of a massacred cavalry troop and ragtag group of stagecoach passengers fight for survival against fierce Comanches at a desert ruin.

Director:

André De Toth (as Andre DeToth)

Writer:

Kenneth Gamet (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Sgt. Matt Trainor
Barbara Hale ... Julia Lanning
Johnny Stewart ... Little Knife
Lloyd Bridges ... Jim Starbuck
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Rusty Potter
George Mathews ... Romany O'Rattigan
Hugh Sanders ... Denver Kinnaird
Ric Roman ... Martinez
Chubby Johnson ... Henry Ruppert
Martin Milner ... Billy Creel
Milton Parsons ... Satterlee the Prophet
Jack Woody Jack Woody ... Cpl. Floyd
John War Eagle ... Black Cloud
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Storyline

It's 1876 and all the Indians are at peace except the Comanches lead by Black Cloud. When Black Cloud wipes out a town, only six soldiers are left and they head for the nearest fort. In the desert they are reinforced by members of a stagecoach and find some water at a deserted mission. Pinned down by Black Cloud they send an Indian boy who was Black Cloud's prisoner on to the fort while they try to bargain with Black Cloud whom they learn is without water. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Ten men ... a woman ... and only a ghost of a chance ! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sabre and the Arrow See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is a remake of Sahara (1943), in which Lloyd Bridges also co-starred. See more »

Goofs

The last shot shows a hat with a 'crossed sabres' badge, with a '14' above and a 'G' below the sabres. The number represents the number of the cavalry regiment. However, the USA only had 10 cavalry regiments during this period. See more »

Quotes

Black Cloud: I am Black Cloud.
Sgt. Matt Trainor: That figures.
Black Cloud: Black Cloud come to make peace talk.
Sgt. Matt Trainor: [Sarcastically] I didn't think you came here to make jokes. What's on your mind?
Black Cloud: Black Cloud mighty chief... greatest of all! His warriors are many...
Sgt. Matt Trainor: [Interrupting] Soon as you're finished patting yourself on the back, let's get down to cases. What's the deal?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The Indian tribes of the southwest were at peace, except for the notorious renegade Comanche chieftain,Black Cloud, and his savage followers.

For three years his raids and massacres threatened the security of the new peace.

On August 27th, 1876, a cavalry scouting patrol, out from Fort Macklin seeking Black Cloud, stopped for water at the little town of Dry Buttes.

Here, Black Cloud trapped them... See more »

Connections

Remake of Sahara (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoo, Fly, Don't Bother Me
(uncredited)
Attributed to Thomas Brigham Bishop
Sung, with additional lyrics, by the soldiers at the Mission
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I Agree with the Irishman!
30 April 2006 | by pgruendler-1See all my reviews

Any time you see a movie with a theater full of kids and it holds your attention, it HAS to be a winner. So WHY don't we see it on Amazon? Whay is there only one seller who has it TODAy on eBay, torturing me?WHY is there only a Spanish poster available? WHY was Lloyd Bridges in BOTH the original "Sahara" and this remake? Wasn't he planning Sea Hunt or something? The color as IO remember it is saturated - please refer to DeToth's other big color pictures: He fell in love, obviously, in 1951 with Technicolor directing the HARD to FIND "Man in the Saddle" with Randolph Scott and Lone Pine, CA...; back in Europe he did the Italian job 'Morgan the Pirate' with Steve Reeves in '61 (Eastmancolor); what about Vincent Price's masterpiece remake? 1953's 'House of Wax' also in Warnercolor... and don't forget Coop's classic and De Toth's first Warnercolor picture from the previous year: "Springfield Rifle"...unforgettable! What a colorist! What a stylist! and he lived to NINETY!


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