The Last Posse

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After his Oscar win for All the King's Men, Broderick Crawford found himself working out his Columbia contract in a string of rapidly deteriorating films. The Last Posse was a middling western, the sort that the studio sent out as bottom-of-bill attractions for their prestige pictures. The posse of the title, headed by sheriff Crawford, is a group of ostensibly honest townsfolk. When they catch up with the desperadoes who robbed a wealthy cattle baron, some of the posse members are overcome by greed and plot to keep the stolen loot for themselves. Once Crawford is wounded in a shootout, avarice prevails. There are no real winners at the end, as the remaining posse members straggle back to town, their heads hung in shame. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Broderick Crawford
as Sheriff Frazier
Charles Bickford
as Sampson Drune
Wanda Hendrix
as Deborah Morley
John Derek
as Jed Clayton
Warner Anderson
as Robert Emerson
Henry Hull
as Stokely
Will Wright
as Todd Mitchell
Tom Powers
as Frank White
Raymond Greenleaf
as Albert Hagen
James Kirkwood
as Judge Parker
Eddy Waller
as Dr. Pryor
Skip Homeier
as Art Romer
James Bell
as Will Romer
Guy Wilkerson
as George Romer
Mira McKinney
as Mrs. Mitchell
Helen Wallace
as Mrs. White
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