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The Last Sunset

  • Film

Time Out says

Aldrich's film is in some senses an attempt to transpose to the Western genre the elements of Sirkian melodrama - same studio, similar casting, and a plot about sexual neurosis. Kirk Douglas is an unstable gunfighter who has murdered Sheriff Hudson's brother-in-law and wants to revive his own love for his ex-wife (Malone). At the same time, Douglas' daughter (Lynley) falls in love with her estranged father, and Malone falls in love with Hudson. Those tensions are resolved during a cattle drive from Mexico to Texas. The movie is more lyrical than Aldrich's usual macho posturings, and Dalton Trumbo's script is abrim with classical allusions.
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Release Details

  • Duration:112 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Robert Aldrich
  • Screenwriter:Dalton Trumbo
  • Cast:
    • Kirk Douglas
    • Rock Hudson
    • Dorothy Malone
    • Carol Lynley
    • Joseph Cotten
    • Regis Toomey
    • Neville Brand
    • Jack Elam
    • Rad Fulton
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