The Last Bandit

The Last Bandit is a 1949 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray and Forrest Tucker. It was a remake by Republic Pictures of the 1941 film The Great Train Robbery[1] with a larger budget and using the studio's Trucolor process. The film was remade again in 1952 as South Pacific Trail.

The Last Bandit
Directed byJoseph Kane
Produced byJoseph Kane
Written byThames Williamson
Luci Ward
Jack Natteford
StarringWild Bill Elliott
Lorna Gray
Forrest Tucker
Andy Devine
Music byR. Dale Butts
CinematographyJack A. Marta
Edited byArthur Roberts
Republic Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • February 25, 1949 (1949-02-25) (United States)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


Frank Norris, now working as a railroad detective, is implicated in an attempt by his former outlaw colleagues to rob a series of gold shipments.

Partial cast


  1. Fetrow p.263


  • Fetrow, Alan G. Feature Films, 1940-1949: a United States Filmography. McFarland, 1994.
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