The Last Challenge (1967)

96 mins | Western | 1967

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Tucson and Palmdale, Arizona. Working title: Pistolero ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Tucson and Palmdale, Arizona. Working title: Pistolero . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
MUSIC
SOUND
Rec supv
MAKEUP
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Pistolero's Progress by John Sherry (New York, 1966).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Pistolero
Premiere Information:
Atlanta opening: 29 September 1967
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 March 1967
Copyright Number:
LP34170
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Metrocolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
96
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In 1877, young Lot McGuire rides toward the Southwestern town of Suwora, intending to kill Marshal Dan Blaine and thereby prove himself the fastest draw in the territory. By chance, he meets and becomes friendly with his intended victim at a fishing spot outside of town but makes his intentions clear to the marshal. Blaine, a former gunfighter pacified by 10 years in prison, sees in McGuire the kind of youngster he himself once was and tries unsuccessfully to make him forget his so-called "mission." After McGuire proves his ability by outdrawing card cheat Squint Calloway, Blaine's dancehall hostess girl friend, Lisa Denton, hires gunman Ernest Scarnes to kill him. McGuire mortally wounds his would-be assassin, however, and confronts Lisa with knowledge of her treachery, although he promises not to divulge it after learning that she was only trying to protect Blaine. As the showdown nears, the desperate Lisa takes a revolver and stalks McGuire herself, but before she can shoot, Blaine stops her; aware now that a duel is inevitable, the marshal outdraws his challenger, tosses away his gun, and sadly leaves town ... +


In 1877, young Lot McGuire rides toward the Southwestern town of Suwora, intending to kill Marshal Dan Blaine and thereby prove himself the fastest draw in the territory. By chance, he meets and becomes friendly with his intended victim at a fishing spot outside of town but makes his intentions clear to the marshal. Blaine, a former gunfighter pacified by 10 years in prison, sees in McGuire the kind of youngster he himself once was and tries unsuccessfully to make him forget his so-called "mission." After McGuire proves his ability by outdrawing card cheat Squint Calloway, Blaine's dancehall hostess girl friend, Lisa Denton, hires gunman Ernest Scarnes to kill him. McGuire mortally wounds his would-be assassin, however, and confronts Lisa with knowledge of her treachery, although he promises not to divulge it after learning that she was only trying to protect Blaine. As the showdown nears, the desperate Lisa takes a revolver and stalks McGuire herself, but before she can shoot, Blaine stops her; aware now that a duel is inevitable, the marshal outdraws his challenger, tosses away his gun, and sadly leaves town alone. +

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