The Last Hard Men

Synopsis: In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade the lawman who not only captured him but was also responsible for the death of Provo's wife, at least in Provo's mind. Part of his plan is to kidnap Burgade's daughter, which prompts him to strap on his guns and go after him on horseback. Can Burgade who has been retired for sometime still have what it takes to track Provo down?
Genre: Western
Director(s): Andrew V. McLaglen
Production: 20th Century Fox
98 min

You don't know him.

He was a little before your time.

A half-breed. Meanest Injun I ever saw.

Ten years I chased him

up and down the territory.

First time I tried to take him,

he plumb outdrew me...

and left me for dead with a gut shot.

I never knew a man could be so fast.

Last time, though,

he wasn't fast enough.

Caught him clean.

- You should have killed him.

- Christ knows I tried.

Well, don't you worry about it, Sam.

We'll get him.

Hell, we've got automobiles,

telegraphs, railroads.

I ain't heard anybody

outrun a telephone yet.

The Army tells me next year, gonna have

some of them flying machines, Sam.

Flying machines?

No, you said it just now, the railroads.

Zach Provo caught himself

a ride out of Yuma.

Yeah, I'm way ahead of you

on that one, Sam.

We're checking on every car

in every train. They got dogs.

Oh, he's in the water. He was anyway.

Yeah. Let's see, the Gila...

That's too low this time of year.

The Colorado, but the current's

too strong to go north.


he drifted down the Gila

into Yuma and caught a train.

First train from Yuma's due in...

You got about 15 minutes to make it.

Fifteen minutes.

Get up! Get that new fire engine.

And get every deputy you can find.

- You coming, captain?

- Yeah, I believe I will.

Do you think the rest of them

stuck to Provo?

With only two guns,

they got no other choice.

My guess is he handpicked them.

What for?


You got authority to do this?

I'm Noel Nye, Sheriff of Pima County.

Well, I'm behind schedule.

I'll give you 10 minutes.

You'll give us what time we need.

Sam Burgade.

Lord God, captain,

I thought you was dead.

Well, I ain't dead. I'm retired.

- Sheriff?

- Yo!

Do you reckon they're in there?

We ain't heard nothing from inside.

You won't, neither.

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