The Last Frontier

A frontier newspaper editor Kirby battles outlaw Tiger Morris who is causing indian uprisings to drive away settlers so that he will can claim a gold deposit as his own. With the help of General Custer, right wins out. Presented in serial form in 12 episodes.

The Last Frontier is an American Pre-Code 12-chapter serial, distributed by RKO Radio Pictures in 1932. 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.

Plot
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.

Cast
Lon Chaney, Jr. as Tom Kirby, the editor of the local newspaper and the masked vigilante The Black Ghost
Dorothy Gulliver as Betty Halliday
Ralph Bushman as Jeff Maitland
William Desmond as General George Custer
Joe Bonomo as Joe, one of Morris’ henchman. Listed as “Kit Gordon” in the credits.
Pete Morrison as Hank, one of Morris’ henchman
LeRoy Mason as Buck, Morris’ spearpoint heavy (chief henchman)
Yakima Canutt as Wild Bill Hickok
Mary Jo Desmond as Aggie Kirby
Slim Cole as Uncle Happy
Richard Neill as Leige “Tiger” Morris, outlaw
Judith Barrie as Rose Maitland
Claude Payton as Colonel Halliday
Ben Corbett as Bad Ben, one of Morris’ henchman
Frank Lackteen as Chief Pawnee Blood
Fritzi Fern as Mariah

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