|The Last Outlaw|
Contemporary newspaper advertisement.
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Written by|| Evelyn Campbell|
H. Tipton Steck
|Distributed by||Universal Film Manufacturing Company|
|Language|| Silent |
The Last Outlaw is a 1919 American short Western film directed by John Ford. Part of this film survives in the British Film Institute film archive and in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.
A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits". In the United States, short films were generally termed short subjects from the 1920s into the 1970s when confined to two 35mm reels or less, and featurettes for a film of three or four reels. "Short" was an abbreviation for either term.
Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse. Cowboys and gunslingers typically wear Stetson hats, neckerchief bandannas, vests, spurs, cowboy boots and buckskins. Recurring characters include the aforementioned cowboys, Native Americans, bandits, lawmen, bounty hunters, outlaws, gamblers, soldiers, and settlers. The ambience is usually punctuated with a Western music score, including American and Mexican folk music such as country, Native American music, New Mexico music, and rancheras.
John Ford was an American film director. He is renowned both for Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), as well as adaptations of classic 20th-century American novels such as the film The Grapes of Wrath (1940). His four Academy Awards for Best Director remain a record. One of the films for which he won the award, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture.
Lucille Hutton was an American film actress of the silent era. She appeared in 56 films between 1916 and 1931. She was born in Indiana.
Dermot Mulroney is an American actor, musician, and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in romantic comedy, western, and drama films. Appearing on screen since the mid 1980s, he is known for his work in films such as Young Guns (1988), Staying Together (1989), Where the Day Takes You (1992), Point of No Return (1993), Angels in the Outfield (1994), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), About Schmidt (2002), The Wedding Date (2005), August: Osage County (2013), Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015), and the HBO films The Last Outlaw (1993) and Long Gone (1987). Mulroney played the main antagonist Francis Gibson in NBC's Crisis, Dr. Walter Wallace in Pure Genius, and Sean Pierce in Showtime's Shameless.
The Border Legion is a 1918 American silent Western film directed by T. Hayes Hunter and starring Blanche Bates, Hobart Bosworth, and Eugene Strong. The film is based on the 1916 novel The Border Legion by Zane Grey. The film marked the screen debut of Blanche Bates. The Border Legion was released on August 28, 1918. Following the acquisition of distribution rights by Goldwyn Pictures, the film was rereleased in the United States on January 19, 1919. It is not known whether the film currently survives.
Nan of Music Mountain is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by George Melford and Cecil B. DeMille. The film is based on Frank H. Spearman's novel of the same name and stars Wallace Reid and Anna Little.
Richard Henry Cummings was an American film actor of the silent era.
Just Pals is a 1920 American silent Western film directed by John Ford, and was Ford's first film for Fox Film Corporation. John Ford is credited as 'Jack Ford', as was typical for his earliest films.
Christian Beranek (born August 23, 1974) is a United States writer, actress, musician and film/TV producer.
Last of the Duanes is a 1914 novel by Zane Grey.
The Lone Star Ranger is a Western novel published by Zane Grey in 1915. The book takes place in Texas, the Lone Star State, and several main characters are Texas Rangers, a famous band of highly capable law enforcement officers. It follows the life of Buck Duane, a man who becomes an outlaw and then redeems himself in the eyes of the law.
The Outlaw and His Wife is a 1918 Swedish silent film directed by Victor Sjöström, based on a play from 1911 by Jóhann Sigurjónsson. It tells the story of Eyvind of the Hills, an 18th-century Icelandic outlaw.
Nils Ahrén was a Swedish silent film actor. He appeared in 27 films between 1913 and 1928.
The Last of the Duanes is a 1930 American Pre-Code Western film produced and released by Fox Film Corporation and directed by Alfred L. Werker. It is a remake of Fox's successful 1919 silent starring William Farnum and their 1924 silent remake starring Tom Mix.
The Lady Outlaw is a 1911 Australian silent film set in Van Diemen's Land during convict days.
The Last Outlaw is a 1927 American silent Western film directed by Arthur Rosson and starring Gary Cooper, Jack Luden, and Betty Jewel. Written by John Stone and J. Walter Rubin, based on a story by Richard Allen Gates, the film is about a frontiersman who falls in love with a pretty woman whose brother is accused of murder. He tries to prove the young man innocent of the charges, but when he is appointed sheriff, he is obliged to track down and arrest the boy. A 16mm reduction positive print exists of this film.
The Border Legion is a lost 1924 American silent Western film directed by William K. Howard and starring Antonio Moreno and Helene Chadwick. Written by George C. Hull and based on the 1916 novel The Border Legion by Zane Grey, the film is about a cowboy who is wrongly accused of murder and is rescued by the leader of a band of Idaho outlaws known as the Border Legion. When the outlaws kidnap a young woman, the cowboy knows that he must help the woman escape. The film premiered on October 19, 1924 in New York City and was released in the United States on November 24, 1924 by Paramount Pictures.
The Last Outlaw is a 1936 American western film directed by Christy Cabanne from a screenplay by John Twist and Jack Townley, based on the story by E. Murray Campbell and the renowned director John Ford. This would be the final of 10 writing credits attributed to Ford. RKO Radio Pictures premiered the film in New York City on June 12, 1936, and released it nationally the following week on June 19. The film stars Harry Carey and Hoot Gibson, with supporting performances by Tom Tyler, Henry B. Walthall and Margaret Callahan.
The Last Outlaw can refer to:
Charles Craft was an English-born American film and television editor. Born in the county of Hampshire in England on May 9, 1902, Craft would enter the film industry in Hollywood in 1927. The first film he edited was the Universal Pictures silent film, Painting the Town. Over the next 25 years, Craft would edit 90 feature-length films. In the early 1950s he would switch his focus to the small screen, his first show being Racket Squad, from 1951–53, for which he was the main editor, editing 93 of the 98 episodes. He would work on several other series during the 1950s, including Meet Corliss Archer (1954), Science Fiction Theatre (1955–56), and Highway Patrol (1955–57). In the late 1950s and early 1960s he was one of the main editors on Sea Hunt, starring Lloyd Bridges, editing over half of the episodes. His final film work would be editing Flipper's New Adventure (1964, the sequel to 1963's Flipper. When the film was made into a television series, Craft would begin the editing duties on that show, editing the first 28 episodes before he retired in 1966. Craft died on September 19, 1968 in Los Angeles, California.
Al Taylor was an American character actor during the silent and sound film eras.
The Outlaw's Revenge is a 1915 silent American biographical drama film, directed by Christy Cabanne. It stars Raoul Walsh, Irene Hunt, and Teddy Sampson, and was released on April 15, 1915.
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