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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:

The Last Hunt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,121,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,236
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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

Stewart Granger and Richard Brooks were reportedly not fond of one another. It stemmed from the fact that Brooks had married Granger's ex-wife, Jean Simmons. See more »

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Quotes

Charlie Gilson: Killing is like... like the only real proof you're alive.
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Connections

Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.20 (1956) See more »

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drama in the west
19 January 2006 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

The film largely focuses on a bullying Robert Taylor as a ruthless buffalo hunter and the people who have to put up with him. Set amidst a hunt for dwindling numbers of buffalo, it portrays the end of a tragic era of senseless slaughter and is full of drama and remorse for both the buffalo and the Native Americans. Taylor is blinded by his hatred of Indians and his naivete that the buffalo herds will never disappear. In one scene, he shoots animal after animal, while in another he murders Indians and then eats the food they had cooking on their fire. Under this ruthless exterior lies an insecure person who is reduced to begging his comrades (Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan, and Russ Tamblyn) not to leave him. It's not the most pleasant of films and is weighed down by the drama it creates, leading to a dismal and very fitting conclusion in a blizzard.


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