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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)  »

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Law of Vengeance  »

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Shirley Temple later chose Delmar Watson to play Peter in Heidi (1937) because she had worked with him in this film. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Colby: [walking toward Lynn] Hi, stranger.
Lynn Hayden: [Finding her attractive as she walks toward him] Glad I happened by.
Ellen Colby: [walking up to him] I never seen a man I couldn't handle.
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The opening credits feature the names and titles on printer-press paper and subtitles name the actors and their roles in order of appearance as subtitles. See more »

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Important western in the history of film....
16 February 2007 | by (seattle washington USA) – See all my reviews

The transfer of this film is horrible. It has been released by Alpha Video under the title of Law of Vengeance. THe movie starts off slow and is something of an oddity in the beginning. Law of Vengeance is the only film that I have seen that shows the actors credit on the screen when they enter the picture. For example, Randoplh Scott's character makes his entrance at 20 minutes into the picture. It is then that the screen credit "Randolph Scott as Lynn Hayden" rolls across the screen. I thought this was interesting.

About 30 minutes into this western the story starts to get good. Mostly due to Scott and the female character known as Ellen Colby. The dialogue is very good in places.

This western is of importance for a film historian. Not only was it directed by Henry Hathaway, it also stars Buster Crabbe, Barton Mclane, Jake Larue and two uncredited performances by a very young Shirley Temple and a young John Carradine. This film was important in the career of Randoplh Scott and if you are a fan of his, you definitely want to own this movie. At a price less that 5 dollars, it is surely worth it.


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