Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 5, 1956

The Last Hunt (MGM) is a bloodstained western that demonstrates two ways to shoot buffalo: 1) slaveringly, as villainous Hunter Robert Taylor does it, or 2) mincingly, like noble-souled Hunter

Stewart Granger. Either way the buffalo end up dead, but the fine distinction enables Producer Dore Schary to appear moralistic rather than brutal as he records the gory slaughter of bison in South Dakota's Custer State Park, where the actual killing was done by park sharpshooters in their annual thinning of the herd.

Badman Taylor tunes up for the buffalo by knocking off Indians. After...