The Last Command

The Last Command

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Overview

The Republic super-production The Last Command is a partial remake of the same studio's Man of Conquest (1939). But whereas the earlier film concerned itself with the exploits of Texas patriot Sam Houston, Last Command concentrates on Houston associate James Bowie, played by Sterling Hayden. When Texas is threatened by the armies of Mexican general Santa Ana (J. Carrol Naish), Bowie at first adopts a policy of peaceful coexistence. When this proves impossible, Bowie joins Davy Crockett (played as an irascible old cuss by Arthur Hunnicut) and the rest of the courageous defenders of the Alamo. The climactic confrontation between the heroes of the Alamo and Santa Ana is long in coming, but well worth the wait. Frank Lloyd's large-scale direction and the vibrant musical score of Max Steiner imbues Last Command with a "major studio" aura not often found in Republic productions.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/2018
UPC: 0738329231132
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 19,938

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sterling Hayden Jim Bowie
Anna Maria Alberghetti Consuela
Richard Carlson William Travis
Arthur Hunnicutt Davy Crockett
Ernest Borgnine Mike Radin
J. Carrol Naish Santa Anna
Ben Cooper Jeb Lacey
John Russell Lt. Dickinson
Virginia Grey Mrs. Dickinson
Jim Davis Evans
Eduard Franz Lorenzo de Quesada
Russell Simpson The Parson
Slim Pickens Abe
Hugh Sanders Sam Houston
Otto Kruger Stephen Austin
Roy Roberts Dr. Sutherland

Technical Credits
Frank Lloyd Director,Producer
Frank Arrigo Art Director
Warren B. Duff Screenwriter
Jack A. Marta Cinematographer
Tony Martinelli Editor
Adele Palmer Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Steiner Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

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