Films adaptation of “The Last Trail” 1921, 1927, 1933

15 Sep

My review of the novel

The Last Trail - 1921

1921: The Last Trail

Directed by Emmett J. Flynn

Adapted by Jules Furthman and Paul Schofield


Maurice 'Lefty' FlynnMaurice ‘Lefty’ Flynn…The Stranger; Eva NovakEva Novak…Winifred Samson; Wallace BeeryWallace Beery…William Kirk; Rosemary ThebyRosemary Theby…Chiquita; Charles K. FrenchCharles K. French…Sheriff Nelson; Harry SpinglerHarry Spingler…Campbell; Harry Dunkinson…Kenworth Samson

Cinematography by Lucien N. Andriot

Presented by William Fox


Released in France as L’épervier noir in 1923

1927: The Last Trail

Directed by Lew Seiler

Adapted by John Stone


Tom MixTom Mix…Tom Dane; Carmelita GeraghtyCarmelita Geraghty…Nita Carrol; William B. DavidsonWilliam B. Davidson…Kurt Morley; Jerry Madden…Tommy Pascal; Frank HagneyFrank Hagney…Henchman Cal Barker; Lee ShumwayLee Shumway…Sheriff Joe Pascal; Robert BrowerRobert Brower…Sam Beasley; Oliver EckhardtOliver Eckhardt…Jasper Carrol; Frank Beal…Bert Summers;Tony the Horse…Tony, Tom’s Horse; Charles BrinleyCharles Brinley…Fort Man; William McCallWilliam McCall…Townsman

Cinematography by Daniel B. Clark

Film Editing by Robert Bischoff

The film does not seem similar to the book at all.


1933: The Last Trail

Produced by Sol M. Wurtzel

Directed by James Tinling

  • Assistant director Percy Ikerd

Adapted by Stuart Anthony, Hugh Cummings, Mauri Grashin and Paul Perez


George O'BrienGeorge O’Brien…Tom Daley; Claire TrevorClaire Trevor…Patricia Carter; El BrendelEl Brendel…Newt Olsen; Matt McHugh, 1894-1971Matt McHugh…Looney McGann; J. Carrol NaishJ. Carrol Naish…John Ross; George ReedGeorge Reed…Japonica Jones; Lucille La VerneLucille La Verne…Mrs. Wilson; Ruth Warren…Sally Scott Olsen; Luis AlberniLuis Alberni…Pedro Gonzales; Edward LeSaintEdward LeSaint…Judge Wilson; Frank BakerFrank Baker…Chief; Stanley BlystoneStanley Blystone…Motorcycle Cop; Jimmy Conlin, 1884-1962Jimmy Conlin…Jimmy, Train Passenger; Dick ElliottDick Elliott…Train Passenger; Grace Goodall…Train Passenger; Otto Han…Cook; Cornelius KeefeCornelius Keefe…Frank Briggs, Henchman; Chris-Pin MartinChris-Pin Martin…Mexican Officer; LeRoy MasonLeRoy Mason…Withers, Henchman; Lee Phelps…Motorcycle Officer; Charles SherlockCharles Sherlock…Rod, Henchman; Buster SlavenBuster Slaven…Freckle-Faced Kid; Max WagnerMax Wagner…Duke Thompson, Henchman; Delmar Watson, 1926-2008Delmar Watson…Pupil with Tom’s Hat

Music by Max Wagner and Arthur Lange

Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller

Film Editing by Barney Wolf

Casting by Phil M. Friedman

Costume Design by Royer

Sound by Bernard Freericks and Harold A. Root

Stunt double for George O’Brien: Cliff Lyons

Camera by Joseph LaShelle, Billy Abbott, Harry Webb and Ray Nolan

Casting by Mozelle Britton and Harvey Clermont


  • El Brendel
  • Hal Erickson
  • Hammond Times, Friday January 19, 1934: “Romance and comedy are reported as the twin keynotes of Zane Grey’s latest film for Fox, “The Last Trail.””


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