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To the Last Man (1933)

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In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.

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Ellen Colby
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Jim Daggs
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Bill Hayden
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Neil Stanley
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Jed Colby
Gail Patrick ...
Egon Brecher ...
Mark Hayden
Muriel Kirkland ...
Molly Hayden
Fuzzy Knight ...
Jeff Morley
James Eagles ...
Eli Bruce (as James C. Eagles)
Eugenie Besserer ...
Granny Spelvin
Harlan Knight ...
Grandpa Chet Spelvin
Jay Ward ...
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In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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Two families at war . . . to the last man!

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Romance | Western

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15 September 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Law of Vengeance  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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During a scene that called for Shirley Temple to hold a tea party in a barn, a mule in the barn began eating the sugar cubes on the table. Director Henry Hathaway recalled, "Shirley was irritated and tried to shoo him away. Then this mule got irritated. He turned around, and with his two back legs he hauled off at her with a kick. Shirley ducked and he missed, but instead of stopping or running away, she strode over and kicked the mule back." See more »

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[Lynn has rescued Ellen from Daggs's unwanted attentions]
Ellen Colby: Thanks, stranger.
Lynn Hayden: Glad I happened by.
Ellen Colby: Wouldn't have made much difference. I never seen the man I couldn't handle. Better put that hat on, 'fore the sun hits you any worse.
Lynn Hayden: Thanks, lady.
Ellen Colby: [taken aback] Lady!
Ellen Colby: [seeing Lynn eyeing her approvingly] What are you starin' at?
Lynn Hayden: A lady.
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Also known as The Law of Vengeance!
8 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is in the Shirley Temple collection. She is only in a for a few minutes and uncredited. The film was under the title, Law of Vengeance, instead of the Last Man. It must have been her film debut. The film is dark in subject matter as there is plenty of violence. The cast is excellent with Randolph Scott and Esther Ralston and others. The film shows the dangers of gun violence and vengeance between warring families in the Wild West. In 1933, the film industry was just getting started. I feel though this film was misplaced in the collection. The ending appeared abrupt and left in doubt about the ending too!


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