GenreRomance, Western Music directorErnest Gold, Tomas Mendez LanguageEnglish
Release dateUSA: June 7, 1961 WriterHoward Rigsby (novel), Dalton Trumbo (screenplay) CastRock Hudson (Dana Stribling), Kirk Douglas (Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley), Dorothy Malone (Belle Breckenridge), Joseph Cotten (John Breckenridge), Carol Lynley (Melissa 'Missy' Breckenridge), Neville Brand (Frank Hobbs) Similar moviesInterstellar, Joe Kidd, Bound by Honor, Touch of Evil, The Big Gundown, Sex and the City
TaglineWhen giants clash, a woman trembles!
The last sunset 1961 trailer
The Last Sunset is a 1961 American Western film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, and Dorothy Malone.
The film was released by Universal Studios and shot in Eastman color. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was adapted from Howard Rigsby's novel Sundown at Crazy Horse.
The supporting cast features Joseph Cotten, Carol Lynley, Neville Brand and Jack Elam.
Rock hudson the last sunset trailer 1961
Brendan O'Malley (Douglas) crosses the border into Mexico to escape justice for a murder. He arrives at the ranch of a former lover, Belle Breckenridge (Malone) and her husband, the drunkard and coward John Breckenridge (Joseph Cotten).
O'Malley meets her daughter Melissa (Carol Lynley). He is immediately attracted to Missy, who reminds him of Belle when they were lovers years ago. Breckenridge, meanwhile, hires O'Malley to drive his herd to Texas.
Sheriff Dana Stribling (Hudson) is pursuing O'Malley. He arrives at the ranchero to serve a warrant for the murder of his brother-in-law.
Stribling does not have jurisdiction to arrest O'Malley in Mexico so he also agrees to join the cattle drive to Texas. He promises to deliver O'Malley to the law upon their arrival.
During the cattle drive some former Confederates confront Breckenridge in a bar and accuse him of cowardice during a battle in the Civil War. Although Stribling and O'Malley team up to try and save Breckenridge's life, Breckinridge is shot in the back and killed trying to leave the bar. Stribling and O'Malley respond by shooting the man who shot Breckinridge, and then bury Breckinridge back at the cattle drive camp.
Along the journey, Stribling and Belle become attracted to each other and plan to marry, and O'Malley and Missy fall in love, increasing the tension between the sheriff and the outlaw.
On the eve of the showdown between the two men, Belle discloses the secret that Missy is the daughter of O'Malley and their incestuous love cannot continue. At the gunfight, O'Malley faces the sheriff with an unloaded gun, effectively committing suicide.
Rock Hudson as Dana Stribling
Kirk Douglas as Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley
Dorothy Malone as Belle Breckenridge
Joseph Cotten as John Breckenridge
Carol Lynley as Melissa 'Missy' Breckenridge
Neville Brand as Frank Hobbs
Regis Toomey as Milton Wing
James Westmoreland as Julesburg Kid (as Rad Fulton)