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The Last Posse (1953)

When the anxiously awaited posse returns with neither prisoners nor the stolen money, we learn in flashback what happened. Having been cheated by Sampson Drune, a father and his two sons ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred L. Werker

Writers:

Seymour Bennett (story), Connie Lee Bennett (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Broderick Crawford ... Sheriff John Frazier
John Derek ... Jed Clayton
Charles Bickford ... Sampson Drune
Wanda Hendrix ... Deborah
Warner Anderson ... Robert Emerson
Henry Hull ... Ollie Stokely
Will Wright ... Todd Mitchell
Tom Powers ... Frank White
Raymond Greenleaf ... Arthur Hagan
James Kirkwood ... Judge Parker
Eddy Waller ... Dr. Pryor
Skip Homeier ... Art Romer
James Bell ... Will Romer
Guy Wilkerson ... George Romer
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Storyline

When the anxiously awaited posse returns with neither prisoners nor the stolen money, we learn in flashback what happened. Having been cheated by Sampson Drune, a father and his two sons have robbed him and fled. A posse led by Drune took off after them and although unwanted, the town's drunken Sheriff joined them. The Sheriff's influence on Jeb, the adopted son of Drune, was the key to Jed later revealing who killed Drune, the robbers, and what happened to the money. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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WHWHEN SIX GUNS SPOKE THE LAW -...A sheriff had no friends! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Suchtrupp See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The musical score consists primarily of recycled themes from Columbia serials arranged by Ross DiMaggio. See more »

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During the sandstorm, two hats are seen blowing away in the winds. But, after it's over, all the characters still have their hats. See more »

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Great Little Western
25 August 2007 | by MCL1150See all my reviews

If you love Westerns, you'll love The Last Posse. I had never heard of it before TCM tossed it into their Broderick Crawford Day of movies. Great cast too! Not only Crawford but Henry Hull, Charles Bickford as well as Harry Hayden, an always uncredited character actor who I've come to notice. Much of the film takes place in the desert among some absolutely remarkable rock formations as the backdrop. Anyway, all Western Lovers should have this one on their list. I thought I'd seen just about every Western at least once so this really came as a wonderful surprise. Watch for it and enjoy! At less than 90 minutes long, it doesn't wear out its welcome like this overlong review! Unfortunately the IMDb insists on ten lines whether or not you have something to say. OK, it finally says I wrote enough lines!


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