The Last Frontier (1955)

The Last Frontier

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Victor Mature is in rare form in this otherwise uneven cavalry Western about a trapper who prevents a Little Big Horn-type disaster. Having been robbed of a year's worth of skins by marauding Indians, Jed Cooper (Mature), Gus Hideout (James Whitmore), and Mungo (Pat Hogan) sign on at a nearby fort. Jed, however, falls in love with Corinna (Anne Bancroft), the refined wife of the commanding officer, Colonel Marston (Robert Preston), and when the latter begins to plan an all-out attack on an … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Russell Hughes, Philip Yordan, Russell S. Hughes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 6, 2005
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cast


as Jed Cooper

as Corinna Marston

as Col. Frank Marston

as Capt. Glenn Riordan

as Capt. Clark

as Sgt. Maj. Decker

as Mungo

as Red Cloud

as Lt. Benton

as Spotted Elk

as Corporal
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Critic Reviews for The Last Frontier

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Victor Mature was never more mature.

Full Review… | July 25, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Last Frontier

More of an army drama set in the West vs. a Western this has solid direction and some good actors. Victor Mature is hammy but Guy Madison gives a stronger performance here than was usual for him, relaxed and assured. Robert Preston is the cruel commander married to a soft and startlingly blond Anne Bancroft, she is good but her part is incidental, who is revealed early on as a souless martinet. This makes some veiled and some pointed references to early settlers disregard for the ways not only of the indians but of trappers and others who had easily coexisted with them and destroyed their way of life as valueless merely because it was not their way.

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