The Last Trail (1927)

Western | 23 January 1927

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Writer:

John Stone

Cinematographer:

Daniel B. Clark

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

For information on other film adaptations of Zane Grey's novel, please consult the entry above for the 1932 Fox production The Golden West , directed by David Howard and starring George ... More Less

For information on other film adaptations of Zane Grey's novel, please consult the entry above for the 1932 Fox production The Golden West , directed by David Howard and starring George O'Brien. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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Film Daily
6 Feb 1927.
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New York Times
26 Jan 1927
p. 17.
Variety
26 Jan 1927
p. 21.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Last Trail by Zane Grey (New York, 1909).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
23 January 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 21 January 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 January 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23571
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,190
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Tom Dane saves Joe Pascal and his wife from an Indian attack, and as a result the couple name their first son after Tom. Later, Pascal, now sheriff of Carson City, is plagued by persistent robberies of the stageline and is forced to provide a guard. The bandits are chasing the stage when Tom comes to help; Pascal is mortally wounded and places his son in the care of Tom. A U.S. Express agent arrives and suggests a stagecoach race to decide who shall get the contract; Kurt Morley, the bandit leader, lines up his men as contestants. But Jasper Carrol, the old contractor, with whose daughter Tom has fallen in love, is backed by Tom. In spite of attempts to thwart him, Tom wins the race, then rides down the bandits, who are trying to escape with the girl and the ... +


Tom Dane saves Joe Pascal and his wife from an Indian attack, and as a result the couple name their first son after Tom. Later, Pascal, now sheriff of Carson City, is plagued by persistent robberies of the stageline and is forced to provide a guard. The bandits are chasing the stage when Tom comes to help; Pascal is mortally wounded and places his son in the care of Tom. A U.S. Express agent arrives and suggests a stagecoach race to decide who shall get the contract; Kurt Morley, the bandit leader, lines up his men as contestants. But Jasper Carrol, the old contractor, with whose daughter Tom has fallen in love, is backed by Tom. In spite of attempts to thwart him, Tom wins the race, then rides down the bandits, who are trying to escape with the girl and the loot. +

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