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The Last Frontier (1932)

A frontier newspaper editor Kirby battles outlaw Tiger Morris who is causing indian uprisings to drive away settlers so that he will can claim a gold deposit as his own. With the help of ... See full summary »

Directors:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Gordon Bennett), Thomas Storey (as Thomas L. Storey)

Writers:

George H. Plympton (screenplay) (as George Plympton), Robert F. Hill (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Tom Kirby, aka The Black Ghost (as Creighton Chaney)
Dorothy Gulliver ... Betty Halliday
Francis X. Bushman Jr. ... Jeff Maitland
William Desmond ... General Custer (Ch. 1)
Joe Bonomo Joe Bonomo ... Henchman Joe
Pete Morrison ... Henchman Hank (as Peter Morrison)
LeRoy Mason ... Buck
Yakima Canutt ... Wild Bill (Ch's. 1 & 2) (as Yakina Canutt)
Mary Jo Desmond Mary Jo Desmond ... Aggie Kirby (as Mary Joe Desmond)
Slim Cole Slim Cole ... Uncle Happy (as King Cole)
Richard Neill ... Lige Morris
Judith Barrie ... Rose Maitland
Claude Payton Claude Payton ... Colonel Halliday
Ben Corbett ... Henchman Bad Ben (Ch's. 1 & 6) (as Benny Corbett)
Frank Lackteen ... Chief Pawnee Blood (as Frank Lachteen)
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A frontier newspaper editor Kirby battles outlaw Tiger Morris who is causing indian uprisings to drive away settlers so that he will can claim a gold deposit as his own. With the help of General Custer, right wins out. Presented in serial form in 12 episodes. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Passed
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Trivia

Chapter 8.: Facing Death See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of Ch.3, Betty is with Tom, facing a stampeding buffalo herd. A few minutes later, she is the prisoner of the local tribe, but there is no explanation for how she was captured or how Tom escaped capture. See more »

Crazy Credits

The movie displays under credits "Yakina" Canutt as playing Buffalo Bill. This was a typo as Yakima never used the first name Yakina in his movie credits. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Black Ghost (1932) See more »

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Good news, dear, I got the kid a job.
17 December 2003 | by horn-5See all my reviews

Or, "Could you take the kid to work with you today? Two of the actors in this film and one of the directors had daughters playing roles. Mary Jo Desmond(as Aggie Kirby), age 12, was the daughter of William Desmond who played Colonel Custer; Harriet Spencer(Bennet), the daughter of co-director Spencer Bennet was cast as a young townsgirl as was also Barbara Bushman, daughter of Ralph Bushman, who played Jeff Maitland (billed as Francis X. Bushman, Jr.)For those who haven't figured it out yet, "The Last Frontier, 1932" was a 12-chapter serial that was also edited into a 70-minute feature version, "The Black Ghost,1932." The feature version was for booking to theatres that did not play serials, a semi-common policy utilized by producers of early sound-era serials.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den maskerade mannen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Van Beuren Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 chapters)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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