To the Last Man (1923)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Traditional Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Leading lady Lois Wilson considered this fine western her favorite of six films she starred in opposite virile leading man Richard Dix. (The others were The Call of the Canyon, 1923, Icebound, 1924, The Vanishing American, 1925, Let's Get Married, 1926, and the talkie Lovin' the Ladies, 1930.) Wilson had reached stardom as the girl in the first true western epic The Covered Wagon (1923), and To the Last Man was seen as a follow-up. She felt very comfortable opposite Dix, and their on-screen romance carried over into real life, at least until her family's disapproval, according to the actress, put a stop to the romance. The plot was the usual one about feuding ranchers and sheepherders, but Wilson and Dix's Romeo & Juliet-like quality made the film a box-office winner. An especially well-staged barroom-brawl only added to the film's popularity.

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cattle, clan, daughter, feud, hatred, love, ranch, sheep, son