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The Last Outpost (1951)

Approved | | Western | 4 April 1951 (USA)
Despite their fighting on opposite sides during the Civil War, brothers Vance and Jeb Britton have to set their differences aside in order to survive an Indian attack.

Director:

Lewis R. Foster

Writers:

Daniel Mainwaring (written for the screen by) (as Geoffrey Homes), George Worthing Yates (written for the screen by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Reagan ... Capt. Vance Britten
Rhonda Fleming ... Julie McQuade
Bruce Bennett ... Col. Jeb Britton
Bill Williams ... Sgt. Tucker
Noah Beery Jr. ... Sgt. Calhoun (as Noah Beery)
Peter Hansen ... Lt. Crosby (as Peter Hanson)
Hugh Beaumont ... Lt. Fenton
Lloyd Corrigan ... Mr. Delacourt
John Ridgely ... Sam McQuade
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Storyline

Two brothers who are not the best friends because they were fighting on different sides during the Civil War have to cooperate in order to defend themselves against an attack of indians. Written by Volker Boehm

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They lived hard ... they fought hard ... they loved hard ... and they died hard !

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavalry Charge See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,225,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some modern sources claim that this film is a remake of Paramount's The Last Outpost (1935), but the two pictures are not related. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Vance Britten: A man who is free to choose, will always choose peace.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE SANTA FE TRAIL-!

In 1862 the Confederate Army of the Southwest was defeated and driven back into Texas . . . . .

The trail was open . . . .

Here lay the road to bind the Union tight . . .

The artery to supply its bleeding troops - - with gold, food and leather from the West.

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Not bad, not good, OK
27 December 2002 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

"The Last Outpost" is a pretty mediocre Civil War western. Bruce Bennett is a Union officer out west, who finds himself beset by rampaging Apaches on one side and a Confederate guerrilla band led by his brother, Ronald Reagan, on the other side. Rhonda Fleming is the wife of a corrupt trader who's playing footsie with the Apaches. Competently acted, it moves along fairly slowly until almost the end of the picture, when there is a well-staged Indian attack on the town and a very exciting cavalry charge. Even though Fleming isn't called upon to do much more than stand around and look gorgeous, she does that quite well; she was born for Technicolor, and has seldom looked more beautiful. Reagan is a bit stiff in the lead, but not unbearably so, as he is more often than not. Overall not a bad western, but nothing particularly special.


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