The Last Posse is a 1953 western that starts when the posse returns empty handed. Thus, the movie is a flashback. A wealthy rancher, Sampson Drune (Charles Bickford) cheats the Romer family (Skip Homeier, James Bell, and Guy Wilkerson). The three men take their revenge by robbing him, then flee into the desert. A posse including Drune and Sheriff John Frazier (Broderick Crawford) pursues them to recover Drune's money, over a hundred thousand dollars. The movie follows the ill-fated posse as drama and greed overtake the men, although the ending is revealed at the very start, making this an unusual format for a western. It was filmed in part near Roswell, New Mexico, and is black and white with many scenes of the desert. The movie is directed by Alfred L. Werker from a screenplay by Seymour and Connie Lee Bennett and Kenneth Gamet. It has a run time of 73 minutes.