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To the Last Man (1933)

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.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Zane Grey (story), Jack Cunningham (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Lynn Hayden
Esther Ralston ... Ellen Colby
Jack La Rue ... Jim Daggs
Buster Crabbe ... Bill Hayden
Barton MacLane ... Neil Stanley
Noah Beery ... Jed Colby
Gail Patrick ... Ann Hayden Stanley
Egon Brecher Egon Brecher ... Mark Hayden
Muriel Kirkland ... Molly Hayden
Fuzzy Knight ... Jeff Morley
James Eagles James Eagles ... Eli Bruce (as James C. Eagles)
Eugenie Besserer ... Granny Spelvin
Harlan Knight Harlan Knight ... Grandpa Chet Spelvin
Jay Ward Jay Ward ... Lynn Hayden - as a Child
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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Romance | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Law of Vengeance See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of 20 Zane Grey stories, filmed by Paramount in the 1930s, which they sold to Favorite Films for re-release, circa 1950-1952. The failure of Paramount, the original copyright holder, to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

Around the 47 to 48 minute mark when Ellen Colby goes to kick the package that Lynn Haden has left on the rock you can see a car on the valley floor (actually filmed in Big Bear Lake, CA). It appears to be a Model T type. The time this story takes place is approximately 20 years after the end of the Civil War which would be around 1885. Such style of a vehicle was not invented yet and certainly few if any vehicles were in the "Nevada" hills on during that time. See more »

Quotes

Molly Hayden: [rhetorically] What does it matter if you're a Hayden or a Colby if a bullet gets you?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature the names and titles on printer-press paper, and subtitles name the actors and their roles when they first appear. See more »

Connections

Edited from To the Last Man (1923) See more »

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Great Drama from Great Actors early Careers
28 September 2003 | by marmel4See all my reviews

Real Tough Guys depicated in this movie. Great acting and good action sequences for 1933. How many movies can you see likes of Randolph Scott, Shirley Temple, John Carradine, Buster Crabbe and The General from "I Dream of Jeanie" all in one movie! Really recommend this one!


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