The Last Frontier (serial)

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The Last Frontier
The Last Frontier FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet
Thomas Storey
Produced by Fred McConnell
Written by Karl R. Coolidge
Robert F. Hill
George H. Plympton
Arthur Rohlsfel
Courtney Ryley Cooper (novel)
Starring Lon Chaney, Jr.
Dorothy Gulliver
Ralph Bushman
William Desmond
Joe Bonomo
Pete Morrison
LeRoy Mason
Cinematography Edward Snyder
Gilbert Warrenton
Edited by Tom Malloy
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • September 5, 1932 (1932-09-05)
Running time
12 chapters (213 minutes)
Country United States
Language English

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.


The outlaw "Tiger" Morris attempts to drive setters 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.



The Last Frontier was RKO's only serial.[1]

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. The Black Ghost Rides
  2. The Thundering Herd
  3. The Black Ghost Strikes
  4. The Fatal Shot
  5. Clutching Sands
  6. The Terror Trail
  7. Doomed
  8. Facing Death
  9. Thundering Doom
  10. The Life Line
  11. Driving Danger
  12. The Black Ghost's Last Ride


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "14. The Villains "All Bad, All Mad"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 360. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9. 
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 206–207. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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