The Last Command (1955 film)

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The Last Command
Poster of the movie The Last Command.jpg
Original Australian film poster
Directed by Frank Lloyd
Produced by Frank Lloyd
Screenplay by Warren Duff
Story by Sy Bartlett
Starring Sterling Hayden
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Richard Carlson
Arthur Hunnicutt
Ernest Borgnine
J. Carrol Naish
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Jack A. Marta
Edited by Tony Martinelli
Republic Pictures
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • August 3, 1955 (1955-08-03) (United States)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Last Command is a 1955 Trucolor Western film directed by Frank Lloyd starring Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt, Ernest Borgnine and J. Carrol Naish.

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The film was originally set to be produced and directed by John Wayne[1] but Republic Pictures head Herbert Yates wanted Wayne only to star, not produce or direct as Wayne wanted. Wayne left Republic to form Wayne-Fellows Productions. Five years later he would play Davy Crockett in, as well as direct, the three-hour-plus Todd-AO production The Alamo, released by United Artists, that featured many elements of The Last Command in its screenplay.

Max Steiner's theme song for The Last Command, "Jim Bowie," is sung by musical star Gordon MacRae, who that year was starring in the smash hit film Oklahoma!, adapted from the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.


  1. ^ Thompson, Frank Alamo Movies 1994 Republic of Texas Press

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