Last Frontier (1926)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |  
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A stalwart government scout, Tom Kirby (William Boyd) and his best friend, the legendary frontiersman Buffalo Bill Cody (Jack Hoxie) lead a wagon train through Indian territory when they are attacked by Pawnee Killer (Frank Lackteen). A young woman named Beth is saved, but her parents are killed by the marauding Indians. Beth goes to live with Lige Morris (Mitchell Lewis), an unscrupulous trader who tells her that Tom Kirby, her boyfriend, was in league with Pawnee Killer. Beth learns otherwise from the the adjutant's daughter (Gladys Brockwell). She goes to see Tom just as the Indians stampede a herd of buffalo through the town. Lige is killed by Pawnee Killer and Tom, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Wild Bill Hickock (J. Farrell MacDonald) arrive with general George Custer to quell the uprising. This film was begun by veteran producer Thomas H. Ince. After Ince's sudden death in 1924, the project was taken over by Hunt Stromberg and eventually released by Metropolitan Pictures. Jack Hoxie was borrowed from Universal to play Buffalo Bill Cody, a role he always claimed to be his favorite. Leading man William Boyd was of course a decade away from his most famous role, that of Hopalong Cassidy.

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cowboy, damsel-in-distress, parent, rescue, restitution