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The Last Sunset

The Last Sunset

The Last Sunset

1961 / 112min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALDRICH

CAST: KIRK DOUGLAS, ROCK HUDSON, DOROTHY MALONE

Written by Dalton Trumbo, The Last Sunset stars Kirk Douglas as Brendan O’Malley, a cowboy hiding out from justice in Mexico (not unlike Aldrich himself, who was in one of his periodic exiles). “Aldrich transposes elements of Sirkian melodrama to the Western genre in this offbeat tale of revenge and incest. A powerful essay on sexual neurosis, the film is, oddly enough, the most lyrical of the director’s works.” - Elliott Stein