The Last Sunset

Synopsis: Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for getting him back into his jurisdiction. Both men join Breckenridge and his wife on the drive. As they near Texas tensions mount, not least because Stribling is starting to court Belle and O'Malley is increasingly drawn by her daughter Missy.
Director(s): Robert Aldrich
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.8
APPROVED
Year:
1961
112 min
22 Views

"Everything that's

mine is yours. "

It's a fine saying.

I'll remember it.

You'll join me in coffee?

Thank you.

O'Malley...

I knew some O'Malleys

in Virginia. Tidewater?

I'm afraid they'd be lace

curtain, my people were all shanty.

After you, sir. Take that

chair right over there.

I take you for a man who's handled

quite a lot of cattle in his time.

Oh, I've done a little

bit of almost everything.

Well, I run about

I plan to trail the herd up

to Texas and sell them there.

Now if you're at

liberty, I could...

Mr. O'Malley

was trailing south.

North or south doesn't make much

difference to me, Mrs. Breckenridge.

There, you see?

I'm sure my wife echoes my sentiments in

hoping you'll join us on the trail, sir.

I don't think Mr. O'Malley

would be influenced by my wishes.

I hope you won't

always think that, ma'am.

I'm sure that's not

what she meant.

Touch up your coffee?

Thanks.

I'm willing to pay you

a dollar a day, in fact.

Plus a $25 bonus when we deliver

the herd in Crazy Horse, Texas.

Crazy Horse?

That's pretty dangerous

country you're going through.

And you need two men you haven't

got. Fast gun and a trail boss.

I don't know any more

about cows than you do,

so if I go as the gun,

where's the trail boss?

Well, I haven't got one.

I wasn't able to find anybody.

I know one. Good one.

Think you can get him?

He'll probably be

here by tomorrow.

Maybe even today.

You think he'll take the job?

He just might.

You see, this fellow and I are

kind of bound up with each other.

But with or without him, my

terms are gonna be pretty high.

Well, you just name

your terms, Mr. O'Malley.

Only two.

First I take

a fifth of the herd.

It's outrageous.

Well, I fight better when

part of the property's mine.

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Dalton Trumbo

James Dalton Trumbo (December 9, 1905 – September 10, 1976) was an American screenwriter and novelist who scripted many award-winning films including Roman Holiday, Exodus, Spartacus, and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. One of the Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee's investigation of communist influences in the motion picture industry. He, along with the other members of the Hollywood Ten and hundreds of other industry professionals, was subsequently blacklisted by that industry. His talents as one of the top screenwriters allowed him to continue working clandestinely, producing work under other authors' names or pseudonyms. His uncredited work won two Academy Awards: for Roman Holiday (1953), which was given to a front writer, and for The Brave One (1956) which was awarded to a pseudonym of Trumbo's. When he was given public screen credit for both Exodus and Spartacus in 1960, this marked the beginning of the end of the Hollywood Blacklist for Trumbo and other screenwriters. He finally was given full credit by the Writers' Guild for all his achievements, the work of which encompassed six decades of screenwriting. more…

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