The Last Wagon

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"Nothing Could Stop the Last Wagon From Coming Through!"
  • Approved
  • 1956
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 7.0  (3,634)

In the movie The Last Wagon, Richard Widmark stars as Comanche Todd, a former army scout who witnesses the massacre of a wagon train that he was leading through Indian territory. The only survivors are a widow named Mrs. Lowe (Felicia Farr) and her two children, Jenny (Susan Kohner) and Billy. Comanche Todd decides to take them to safety in the town of Lordsburg, but they are pursued by a group of Comanche warriors led by Toehay (Tommy Rall).

As they journey through the Indian territory, Comanche Todd and Mrs. Lowe develop a mutual respect and attraction for each other. However, Toehay and his warriors are never far behind, attacking the wagon repeatedly and killing members of their party. Comanche Todd must use all of his skills as a scout to keep the survivors alive and evade their pursuers.

Along the way, they encounter other travelers, including a preacher named Dr. A. Meyer (Nick Adams) and a gambler named Fenderson (Victor Mature). Both men have their own reasons for joining the wagon train, but they soon become valuable allies in the fight against the Comanches.

The Last Wagon is an epic western that explores themes of survival, redemption, and the clash between cultures. The movie is notable for its stunning location shots and breathtaking landscapes, which give viewers a sense of the vastness and beauty of the American West. The action is fast-paced and intense, with several memorable set pieces that showcase Comanche Todd's resourcefulness and bravery.

The performances of the actors are also a highlight of the movie. Richard Widmark delivers a nuanced and powerful performance as Comanche Todd, a man haunted by his past and driven by his sense of duty to protect the survivors. Felicia Farr is equally impressive as Mrs. Lowe, a strong and resilient woman who is able to hold her own in a violent and harsh world. Susan Kohner brings depth and complexity to the role of Jenny, a young woman who is forced to confront her own prejudices and biases as she learns to trust and rely on Comanche Todd.

The Last Wagon is a powerful and unforgettable film that will appeal to fans of classic westerns as well as those who appreciate epic storytelling and breathtaking visuals. It is a testament to the enduring appeal of the western genre and a tribute to the men and women who braved the frontier to build a new nation.

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    1 hr 39 min
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    7.0  (3,634)