Angie Dickinson and Glenn Ford, The Last Challenge
While I am a bona fide Westerns fanatic AND one of Angie Dickinson’s most devoted fans, I only saw The Last Challenge in the last few years. I have no idea why, actually… I guess I don’t quit watching and rewatching John Westerns long enough to venture out! Seriously, I just rewatched The Sons of Katie Elder for, like, the sixth time and that’s no where near as often as I’ve seen Rio Bravo, El Dorado, The Trian Robbers, Stagecoach, or The Searchers!
The Last Challenge is a very good western and I love the three leads – Angie Dickinson, Glenn Ford, and Chad Everett. There’s just something very agreeable about Glenn Ford in a western and the same can be said about Angie Dickinson. I also love Chad Everett in his role. I have to admit, sentimentally, I wish the film had gone in the direction I personally wanted it to but fairy tales don’t often play out in the old west. Nor should they.
I often have to remind myself of this very thing when I’m caught up in the middle of a great western and this is most certainly a great one.
Chad Everett and Angie Dickinson