The Last Outlaw (1919 film)

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The Last Outlaw

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Directed by John Ford
Written by Evelyn Campbell
John Ford
H. Tipton Steck
Starring Edgar Jones
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • June 15, 1919 (1919-06-15)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

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References

  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Last Outlaw". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-03-01.