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The Last Posse

  • Drama
  • 1953
  • Alfred Werker
  • 72 mins
  • U

Summary

A posse sent to bring the criminals who robbed a wealthy cattle baron to justice returns home empty-handed, with the sheriff leading the party badly wounded. A salesman curious about the story learns how during the pursuit, greed got the better of many of the group, who sought to keep the stolen money for themselves. Western, starring Broderick Crawford and John Derek.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

This unusual western is more concerned with mystery and suspense, with the pieces of the sombre story told in flashbacks. What really happened to the posse that went after three men accused of theft and came back with a mortally wounded sheriff? Broderick Crawford is the lawman, and Charles Bickford co-stars as a ruthless rancher; John Derek is the latter's adopted son, while Wandra Hendrix plays his girl. Though ably directed by Alfred Werker, the film's structure becomes a little tiresome; a straightforward account might have worked better.

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Credits

Cast

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Sheriff FrazierBroderick Crawford
Jed ClaytonJohn Derek
Sampson DruneCharles Bickford
Deborah MorleyWanda Hendrix
Robert EmersonWarner Anderson
StokelyHenry Hull
Todd MitchellWill Wright
Frank WhiteTom Powers
Albert HagenRaymond Greenleaf
Judge ParkerJames Kirkwood

Crew

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DirectorAlfred Werker

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Black and white
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