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The Last Frontier (serial)

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The Last Frontier
The Last Frontier FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed bySpencer Gordon Bennet
Thomas Storey
Written byKarl R. Coolidge
Robert F. Hill
George H. Plympton
Arthur Rohlsfel
Courtney Ryley Cooper (novel)
Produced byFred McConnell
StarringLon Chaney, Jr.
Dorothy Gulliver
Ralph Bushman
William Desmond
Joe Bonomo
Pete Morrison
LeRoy Mason
CinematographyEdward Snyder
Gilbert Warrenton
Edited byTom Malloy
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • September 5, 1932 (1932-09-05)
Running time
12 chapters (213 minutes)
CountryUnited States

The Last Frontier is an American Pre-Code 12-chapter serial, distributed by RKO Radio Pictures in 1932. The story was based on the novel of the same name by Courtney Ryley Cooper.[1]

The serial starred Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Zorro-esque hero The Black Ghost. Dorothy Gulliver was the leading female star. The total running time of the serial is 213 minutes.


The outlaw "Tiger" Morris attempts to drive settlers off their land in order to acquire the local gold deposits. A crusading newspaper editor, Tom Kirby, becomes the masked vigilante, The Black Ghost, to stop him.



The Last Frontier was RKO's only serial.[2]

Chapter titles

  1. The Black Ghost Rides
  2. The Thundering Herd
  3. The Black Ghost Strikes
  4. The Fatal Shot
  5. Clutching Sands
  6. The Terror Trail
  7. Doomed
  8. Facing Death
  9. Thundering Doom
  10. The Life Line
  11. Driving Danger
  12. The Black Ghost's Last Ride


See also


  1. ^ Cooper, Courtney Ryley (1923). "The Last Frontier".
  2. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "14. The Villains "All Bad, All Mad"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 360. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
  3. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 206–207. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
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