The Last Trail


56m 1927

Brief Synopsis

The robberies on Jasper Carrol's stages have been so frequent that the stage line plans to hold a stagecoach race with the winner getting the new contract. Tom foils Cal Barker's attempt to kill him and gets a confession from him that Kurt Morley is behind the robberies. But first Tom must win the race for Carrol although Morley's stages have him greatly outnumbered.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 23, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Last Trail by Zane Grey (New York, 1909).

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,190ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Tom Dane saves Joe Pascal and his wife from an Indian attack, and as a result the couple name their first son after Tom. Later, Pascal, now sheriff of Carson City, is plagued by persistent robberies of the stageline and is forced to provide a guard. The bandits are chasing the stage when Tom comes to help; Pascal is mortally wounded and places his son in the care of Tom. A U.S. Express agent arrives and suggests a stagecoach race to decide who shall get the contract; Kurt Morley, the bandit leader, lines up his men as contestants. But Jasper Carrol, the old contractor, with whose daughter Tom has fallen in love, is backed by Tom. In spite of attempts to thwart him, Tom wins the race, then rides down the bandits, who are trying to escape with the girl and the loot.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 23, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Last Trail by Zane Grey (New York, 1909).

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,190ft (6 reels)

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Notes

For information on other film adaptations of Zane Grey's novel, please consult the entry for the 1932 Fox production The Golden West, directed by David Howard and starring George O'Brien in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40).