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 by||Henry Hathaway|
|Produced by||Harold Hurley|
Noah Beery, Sr.
|Cinematography||Ben F. Reynolds|
|Edited by||Jack Scott|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The film was reissued under the title Law of Vengeance.
- Randolph Scott as Lynn Hayden
- Esther Ralston as Ellen Colby
- Jack La Rue as Jim Daggs
- Buster Crabbe as Bill Hayden
- Barton MacLane as Neil Stanley
- Noah Beery, Sr. as Jed Colby
- Gail Patrick as Ann Hayden Stanley
- Fuzzy Knight as Jeff Morley
- Eugenie Besserer as Granny Spelvin
- John Carradine as Pete Garon (uncredited)
- Shirley Temple as Mary Stanley (uncredited)
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.
- Edwards, Anne (1988), Shirley Temple: American Princess, William Morrow and Company