The Last Frontier (1955)

The Last Frontier (1955)





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In this western, three trappers are besieged by Indian marauders who steal a year's worth of fur. They then go to a small fort and get jobs as scouts. Unfortunately, there are problems at the outpost as the residents simultaneously fear an Indian attack and despise the new commander.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Western
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Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Victor Mature
as Jed Cooper
Anne Bancroft
as Corinna Marston
Robert Preston
as Col. Frank Marston
Guy Madison
as Capt. Glenn Riordan
Russell Collins
as Capt. Clark
Peter Whitney
as Sgt. Maj. Decker
Pat Hogan
as Mungo
Manuel Donde
as Red Cloud
Guy Williams
as Lt. Benton
William Calles
as Spotted Elk
Jack Pennick
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 24, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Last Frontier

160701: Treachery abounds at Fort Shallan. A decent film that made me struggle with finding a likeable character. It was a good thing Gus (James Whitmore) appeared at the beginning. He was a friendly western face and generally not touched by the darkness of The Last Frontier. Though the film ends with a strangely upbeat atmosphere, the story and it's main character Jeb Cooper (Victor Mature) leave a lot to be desired. Though a lot of focus is on the leadership of Colonel Frank Marston (a cool Robert Preston), I'm not really sure Marston's moral compass is as off as his wife's and the constantly drunk Cooper. Decent old Calvary vs Indians film.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

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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