To the Last Man (1933 film)

To the Last Man is a 1933 American Pre-Code Western film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Randolph Scott and Esther Ralston. The screenplay by Jack Cunningham was based on a story by Zane Grey. The Paramount property was previously made as a silent film, Victor Fleming's 1923 film version of the same title. The supporting cast of Hathaway's version features Jack La Rue, Buster Crabbe, Barton MacLane, Noah Beery, Sr., Shirley Temple, Fuzzy Knight, Gail Patrick and John Carradine. Child actors Delmar Watson and Shirley Temple were praised by Variety (Edwards, 41).

To the Last Man
Directed byHenry Hathaway
Produced byHarold Hurley
Written byScreenplay:
Jack Cunningham
Zane Grey
StarringRandolph Scott
Esther Ralston
Buster Crabbe
Barton MacLane
Noah Beery, Sr.
Gail Patrick
Shirley Temple
Fuzzy Knight
Gail Patrick
John Carradine
CinematographyBen F. Reynolds
Edited byJack Scott
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 15, 1933 (1933-09-15)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film was reissued under the title Law of Vengeance.



A feud between the Colby and the Hayden families, starts in the hills of Kentucky and continues in the West after the American Civil War. Also involved is the conflict between vigilantism and the law in a frontier environment, and lovers from the two feuding families. At one point, one of the villains shoots the head off Shirley Temple's character's doll.

See also


  • Edwards, Anne (1988), Shirley Temple: American Princess, William Morrow and Company
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