6.6/10
258
9 user 7 critic

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 »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The remnants of a massacred cavalry troop and ragtag group of stagecoach passengers fight for survival against fierce Comanches at a desert ruin.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Broderick Crawford, Barbara Hale, Johnny Stewart
Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Mary Carlisle
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Framed for murder, Jim Guthrie barely escapes lynching by the town mob, becomes a wanted fugitive for three years but returns to find the real killer.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Dana Andrews, Donna Reed, Dianne Foster
Crack-Up (1946)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck...which never happened. Is he cracking up, or the victim of a plot?

Director: Irving Reis
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even if it means murder.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea
Certificate: 18 Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise
Red Light (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The former employee of a trucking company, currently in prison for embezzling the company, plans his eventual revenge against his former boss.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: George Raft, Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart
Canyon River (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a Wyoming rancher goes to Oregon to buy cattle, his foreman and a gang of town criminals plot together to steal the herd but the rancher's cattle-drive hired hands are old convicts and rustlers themselves.

Director: Harmon Jones
Stars: George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson, Peter Graves
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a stagecoach guard tries to warn a town of an imminent raid by a band of outlaws, the people mistake him for one of the gang

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris, Joan Weldon
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When Barry Corvall discovers that his new bride is a possible enemy agent, he resigns from the diplomatic service to go undercover to route out an espionage ring planning to destroy ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Joel McCrea, Brenda Marshall, Jeffrey Lynn
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mistaken for a murderous outlaw, an innocent passerby is forced to go on the run to try and clear his name by catching the real culprit.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr, Stephen McNally
Certificate: 14 Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Eastern lawyer Sam Houston moves to Texas. At the request of President Jackson, he leads the Texan independence movement and wins the decisive battle against the Mexican army to gain Texas independence.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Joel McCrea, Felicia Farr, Jeff Morrow
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"A sheriff has no friends"...except his badge and the bullets in his belt! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

Throughout the movie, sheriff Fraser wears his gun in a right-hand holster on his right hip. At approximately 44 minutes into the picture while Drune, on horseback, is riding past the sheriff, repeatedly knocking him to the ground, the sheriff lands on the ground mostly on his right side, at which time his gun and holster are on his left side. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This Posse Scores
28 September 2017 | by Richie-67-485852See all my reviews

Its a Western and honors the theme quite well. It has familiar faces, horses, drinking, fighting, saloon activity, bank robbery, little town, scenery and a woman or two or three to make the connection to the audience. What I liked the best was the story. Realize that there must have been millions of stories having to do with settling in the West during the start-up period. All remain remarkable and unique some succeeding and many failing. Here we are introduced to a town that made it through the rough period and it looks like they have a future or do they? Let the story tell it. Also look forward to what I consider a decent ending if only for this reason. It leaves quite a bit to the viewers imagination as to what happened after the end credits. The questions are obvious and I don't want to spoil it for you. It is interesting to note that a rancher made over 100,000.00 in this movie selling cattle (beef) to the a middleman who sells it to the end users. This was in high demand at the time and a person could get wealthy running cattle if they could get past all the hardships including but no limited to: Rustling, drought, death, weather, illness, and huge logistics problems. If one navigated successfully, you made a fortune and did it again and again giving jobs to many and helping a town grow as well as yourself and your holdings. Much wealth early on was generated this way and handed down. Of course people in the cities had to have beef and they ate tons of it. They still do. Today, the prices are outrageously high for this city boy who lives in CA. I wonder if it is cheaper where they raise them? I bet it is. Enjoy a good sandwich and tasty drink while watching this and a decent snack after that. Oh and special mention to Broderick Crawford who I liked who played in Highway Patrol always speaking in his car microphone 2150 by...LOL


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed