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The Last Frontier (1932)

Passed | | Western | 5 September 1932 (USA)
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:

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

Writers:

(screenplay) (as George Plympton), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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Tom Kirby, aka The Black Ghost (as Creighton Chaney)
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Betty Halliday
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Jeff Maitland
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Joe Bonomo ...
Henchman Joe
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Henchman Hank (as Peter Morrison)
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Buck, chief henchman
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Wild Bill (Ch's. 1 & 2) (as Yakina Canutt)
Mary Jo Desmond ...
Aggie Kirby (as Mary Joe Desmond)
Slim Cole ...
Uncle Happy (as King Cole)
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Lige Morris
Judith Barrie ...
Rose Maitland
Claude Payton ...
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Henchman Bad Ben (Ch's. 1 & 6) (as Benny Corbett)
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Chief Pawnee Blood (as Frank Lachteen)
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Storyline

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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Western

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Passed
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Release Date:

5 September 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den maskerade mannen  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 chapters)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only serial from RKO Radio Pictures. See more »

Goofs

Joe Bonomo's character is the henchman named Joe but he is listed in the credits as playing Kit Gordon. 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.

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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