The Last Posse (1953), directed by Alfred Werker and produced by Harry Joe Brown, is coming from Columbia’s MOD program. It’s been a while Columbia offered up a Western — let’s hope it’s a sign of things to come.
It stars Broderick Crawford, John Derek, Charles Bickford and Wanda Hendrix. Farther down the cast list is Skip Homeier. Crawford, who I always think of from Born Yesterday (1950) and Highway Patrol (1955-59), seems a bit out of place on horseback. But he’s quite good in this one. He’s also in Lone Star (1952), a film I have many problems with (he’s not one of them), and The Fastest Gun Alive (1956), a picture I love.
The Last Posse makes good use of Lone Pine locations, is black and white and runs just a bit over 70 minutes. These are all good things.
Not sure what the release date is.
Thanks to John Knight for the tip.