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The Last Hunt (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | 18 July 1956 (Portugal)
In 1883 South Dakota, two buffalo hunters start a personal feud over a captured squaw and a stand-off with a Dakota raiding party over some stolen horses.

Director:

Richard Brooks

Writers:

Richard Brooks (screen play), Milton Lott (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Charles Gilson
Stewart Granger ... Sandy McKenzie
Lloyd Nolan ... Woodfoot
Debra Paget ... Indian Girl
Russ Tamblyn ... Jimmy O'Brien
Constance Ford ... Peg
Joe De Santis ... Ed Black (as Joe DeSantis)
Ainslie Pryor Ainslie Pryor ... First Buffalo Hunter
Ralph Moody ... Indian Agent
Fred Graham ... Bartender
Ed Lonehill ... Spotted Hand
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Storyline

Set in the early 1880s, this is the story of one of the last buffalo hunts in the Northwest. Sandy McKinzie is tired of hunting buffalo, and tired of killing-Charley on the other hand relishes the hunt and enjoys killing buffalo and Indians. When Charley kills an Indian raiding party, and takes their squaw as his own, tension develops between the two hunters, and matters will only be settled in a showdown. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1956 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Caçada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,121,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,604,000, 31 December 1956

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,983,000, 31 December 1956
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While filming a scene with Stewart Granger, Anne Bancroft was injured on her horse and was replaced by Debra Paget; in the last sequence, which was apparently not re-filmed, Bancroft can still be easily recognized leaving the cave and starting to descend the mountain. See more »

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Quotes

Charlie Gilson: Don't quit me, son!
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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.23 (1956) See more »

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A Gritty and Brutal Western
6 May 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1883, in South Dakota, the former buffalo hunter Sandy McKenzie (Stewart Granger) is tired of hunting the animals. He is approached by Charlie Gilson (Robert Taylor), a man that feels pleasure in killing buffalo and Indians, who proposes a high salary to him to hunt buffalo for him. They associate to each other and hire the skilled skinner Woodfoot (Lloyd Nolan) and the half-breed Jimmy O'Brien (Russ Tamblyn) to help them.

When a group of Indians steal their horses, Charlie hunts them down and kills them in their camp. Charlie finds a gorgeous Indian girl (Debra Paget) with a baby boy and he brings her to his camp to be his woman. However, Sandy and she are attracted to each other but they fear Charlie. Along the days, the tension between them increases until the day Charlie kills a white buffalo that is sacred for the Indians.

"The Last Hunt" is a gritty and brutal western in a period when the Old West is ending. Robert Taylor and Stewart Granger have great performances and Debra Paget is in top of her beauty and responsible for an increasing tension between the two lead characters.

The cruel scenes where the buffalo are killed by marksmen are for real and part of the reduction of the herd planned by the government of USA. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Última Caçada" ("The Last Hunt")


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