Last Stand at Saber River, As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate soldier who returns from the war to reclaim his Arizona homestead from rebel pioneers who sympathize with the Union war effort. Desperate to rebuild the life he once knew, Cable ultimately joins forces with Vern Kidston, his Union adversary to make a last stand for the one thing worth fighting for — his family.
Good Cast, Good Western
Last Stand at Saber River, Tom Selleck made a couple of made-for-cable TV westerns that were very good, and this is one of them. The always-reliable Selleck is convincig in the lead role and Suzy Amis is fun to watch to in the corresponding female lead. It’s also kind of neat to see a very young Haley Joel Osment two years before he became famous in “The Sixth Sense.”
Once again, as these westerns tend to be, the viewer is treated to some beautiful scenery and in addition, a good story of a man taking taking family back home to Arizona – not the north or south – after the Civil War and not finding a nice welcome from the home folks.
In this film, we also get two Carradines: David and Keith, villains but not as despicable as many are shown in other westerns. The Carradine family has produced some really fine actors over the years.
It’s just another one of these solid, relatively-unknown westerns that I am glad to discover. I’m sorry to see only three other reviews of this as of my writing. Apparently there are many others out there who have yet to discover this gem.
Last Stand at Saber River
WOW this is a good movie. Tom Selleck joined forces with Turner Pictures for 3 westerns. and all 3 of them are superb. this was the first of the 3 (Crossfire Trail, Monte Walsh).
this has a great plot as Selleck’s character, a former confederate soldier returns home and things are what they should be. And he has to put his life back to gether.
I also loved the scenery and the attention to detail. It’s not your typical shoot’em up bang bang western. the plot is good the background music is good, its all good