The Last Chance (1921)

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The founder of the pioneering movie organization Selig Polyscope Company, Colonel William N. Selig continued producing low-budget films long after his company had floundered in 1918. In 1920-1921 he produced several westerns and one serial, Vanishing Trails, all starring veteran cowboy Franklyn Farnum. In The Last Chance, Farnum hits the bottle when his father dies. He loses his girl to a slick-looking neighbor and finds that life is no longer worth living. That is, until he meets a kind-hearted saloon belle, whose kidnapping spurs him back into action. Farnum's westerns were perhaps a bit more adult in themes than most of the oaters littering the Hollywood stage at the time, but they were no less pedestrian in execution.

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love, neighbor, offer, outlaw [Western], owner, ranch, rescue, son, territory, town