Beyond the Last Frontier

Beyond the Last Frontier is a 1943 American film about an undercover Texas Ranger, John Paul Revere, within Big Bill Hadley's gang of crooks. Howard Bretherton directed the film and John K. Butler and Morton Grant wrote the screenplay. The film stars Eddie Dew as Johnny Revere, Harry Woods as Big Bill Hadley, Robert Mitchum as Trigger Dolan, Lorraine Miller as Susan Cook, and Smiley Burnette as Frog Millhouse.

Beyond the Last Frontier
Directed byHoward Bretherton
Produced byLouis Gray
Written byJohn K. Butler
Morton Grant
StarringEddie Dew
Smiley Burnette
Lorraine Miller
Robert Mitchum
Music byMort Glickman[1]
CinematographyBud Thackery
Edited byCharles Craft
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • August 18, 1943 (1943-08-18)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was the first in the 'John Paul Revere' series of films, followed by Pride of the Plains and Beneath Western Skies.[2]


  1. McCarty, Clifford (2000). Film Composers in America: A Filmography, 1911-1970. Oxford University Press. p. 114. ISBN 9780195114737.
  2. Institute, American Film (1999). The American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United States. F4,1. Feature films, 1941 - 1950, film entries, A - L. University of California Press. pp. 198–199. ISBN 9780520215214.

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