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The Last Wagon (21-Sep-1956)

Director: Delmer Daves

Writers: Gwen Bagni; James Edward Grant; Delmer Daves;

Keywords: Western

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nick Adams
10-Jul-1931 7-Feb-1968 Johnny Yuma on The Rebel
James Drury
18-Apr-1934   The Virginian
Felicia Farr
4-Oct-1932   Kiss Me, Stupid
Douglas Kennedy
14-Sep-1915 10-Aug-1973 Steve Donovan, Western Marshal
Susan Kohner
11-Nov-1936   Imitation of Life
George Mathews
10-Oct-1911 7-Nov-1984 Pat and Mike
Carl Benton Reid
14-Aug-1893 16-Mar-1973 The Little Foxes
Tommy Rettig
10-Dec-1941 15-Feb-1996 Jeff Miller in Lassie
Richard Widmark
26-Dec-1914 24-Mar-2008 Kiss of Death


Review by Eleanor Lock (posted on 26-Mar-2008)

Richard Widmark died yesterday, so I thought it fitting to write this review on an exceptional western, 'The Last Wagon'. This is my favorite western movie of all time, and it's because of Widmark's compelling performance. Everything was 'spot on' in this film, from the fabulous Arizona scenery in Technicolor, to the fine supporting cast. Widmark was a man's man, and he demonstrated that excellently in this film. Movies today are too explicit, the romantic scenes in this movie were wonderful because of what they didn't show, and the love between Widmark and Felicia Farr seemed to be genuine. Widmark could do more with a look than all the films today do with leaving nothing to the imagination! AND, the music, that haunting love theme, added so much to the mood of the movie. This movie has all the right ingredients, the drama, the pathos, the romance and adventure! They just don't make movies like this anymore!

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