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The Last Command (3-Aug-1955)

Director: Frank Lloyd

Writers: Sy Bartlett; Warren Duff

Music by: Max Steiner

Keywords: Western

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Actor
15-May-1936   Carnival!
Ernest Borgnine
Actor
24-Jan-1917 8-Jul-2012 Marty
Richard Carlson
Actor
29-Apr-1912 24-Nov-1977 The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Ben Cooper
Actor
30-Sep-1933   The Last Command
Jim Davis
Actor
26-Aug-1909 26-Apr-1981 Jock Ewing on Dallas
Eduard Franz
Actor
31-Oct-1902 10-Feb-1983 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
Virginia Grey
Actor
22-Mar-1917 31-Jul-2004 Hullabaloo
Sterling Hayden
Actor
26-Mar-1916 23-May-1986 Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove
Arthur Hunnicutt
Actor
17-Feb-1910 26-Sep-1979 The Big Sky
Otto Kruger
Actor
6-Sep-1885 6-Sep-1974 Saboteur
J. Carrol Naish
Actor
21-Jan-1896 24-Jan-1973 Sahara
Slim Pickens
Actor
29-Jun-1919 8-Dec-1983 Tough cowboy actor
John Russell
Actor
3-Jan-1921 19-Jan-1991 Lawman
Hugh Sanders
Actor
13-Mar-1911 9-Jan-1966 Character actor
Russell Simpson
Actor
17-Jun-1880 12-Dec-1959 The Grapes of Wrath

CAST

Starring
Sterling Hayden   ...   Jim Bowie
Anna Maria Alberghetti   ...   Consuela
Richard Carlson   ...   William Travis
Arthur Hunnicutt   ...   Davy Crockett
Ernest Borgnine   ...   Mike Radin
J. Carrol Naish   ...   Gen. Santa Ana
with
Ben Cooper   ...   Jeb Lacey
John Russell   ...   Lt. Dickinson
Virginia Grey   ...   Mrs. Dickinson
Jim Davis   ...   Evans
Eduard Franz   ...   Lorenzo de Quesada
Otto Kruger   ...   Steven Fuller Austin
Russell Simpson   ...   Parson
Roy Roberts   ...   Dr. Sutherland
Slim Pickens   ...   Abe
Hugh Sanders   ...   Sam Houston

REVIEWS

Review by Charles Mackay (posted on 7-Jun-2008)

I think this is the best of all the "Alamo" movies. The story lends itself more to the stark black and white photography than to "flashy" Technicolor and big name stars. As for the cast, I much preferred Sterling Hayden as Jim Bowie to Richard Widmark, Richard Carlson as Col. Travis and Arthur Hunnicutt over John Wayne as Davy Crockett. The story is basically the same, but the character of Santa Ana, played by J. Carroll Naish, is developed more and reveals that he and Jim Bowie had been long time friends.


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