Haven't done one of these for a while, since it's getting harder and harder to find clips, but this trailer for Winchester '73 just couldn't be ignored. It's the story of real western man Lin McAdam who wins--the loses--a special 1 in 1000 Model 1873 Winchester rifle. The rifle changes hands several times afterwards, each time bringing death to the man who acquires it.
Made in 1950, this one had a big-budget cast. James Stewart. Rock Hudson. Shelley Winters. Dan Duryea. Charles Drake. Stephen McNally. Will Geer. Jay Flippen. Tony Curtis. James Best...Worth watching just to see all of these folks.
A note I found on Wikipedia lists James Best as the last surviving cast member.
He was the last one. And now he's gone, too.
The entire cast of this movie is dead of old age. Makes you think, doesn't it?