GenreWestern CinematographyBen F. Reynolds LanguageEnglish
WriterJack Cunningham, Zane Grey Release dateSeptember 15, 1933 (1933-09-15) CastRandolph Scott (Lynn Hayden), Esther Ralston (Ellen Colby), Jack La Rue (Jim Daggs), Buster Crabbe (Bill Hayden), Barton MacLane (Neil Stanley), Noah Beery (Jed Colby) Similar moviesDreamer: Inspired By a True Story, Our Hospitality, The Story of Seabiscuit, Black Gold, Pride of the Blue Grass, Tangled
TaglineTwo families at war . . . to the last man!
To the Last Man is a 1933 American Pre-Code Western film starring Randolph Scott and Esther Ralston, which was and directed by Henry Hathaway from a screenplay by Jack Cunningham 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).
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.