The Last Wagon is a 1956 western directed by Delmer Daves. After three of Sheriff Bull Harper's (George Matthews) brothers are ruthlessly murdered, he believes that Comanche Todd (Richard Widmark), a white man raised by Indians, was involved in the plot. When Harper ties up Todd and begins to take him eastward, the men run into a small wagon train led by a man named Colonel William Normand (Douglas Kennedy). Harper and his prisoner begin to travel along with the colonel so that they can join forces as they make their way through the perilous Canyon de la Muerte, a place that is notorious for Indian attacks. Although Harper treats Todd with brutality, Normand and the children he is traveling with feed him and even give him tobacco. After Apache Indians slaughter every adult in the wagon train except Todd, he remembers the teens' kindness and struggles to get them to safety.