The Last Stand (1938)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - Jan 23, 1938 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Last Stand is among the better Bob Baker westerns, with the star getting to show off his athletic prowess as well as his singing skills. The story borrows a page from the repertoire of Bob Steele, with hero Tip (Baker) trying to find out who murdered his father. To expedite this, Tip and his saddle pal Pepper (Fuzzy Knight) offer their services to a Cattleman's Protection Association. When all else fails, Tip disguises himself as an outlaw and joins the suspected murderer's gang. The usual western cliches are adroitly avoided by director Joseph H. Lewis, who clearly hoped that his Bob Baker films would lead to bigger and better things (which they did).

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bad-guy, cattle, cowboy, family-member, father, gangster, good-guy, outlaw [Western], revenge, rustler