The Last Outpost (1935 film)

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The Last Outpost
Directed by Charles Barton
Louis J. Gasnier
Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon
Screenplay by Charles Brackett
Frank Partos
Philip MacDonald
Starring Cary Grant
Claude Rains
Gertrude Michael
Kathleen Burke
Colin Tapley
Margaret Swope
Billy Bevan
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Edited by Jack Dennis
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • October 11, 1935 (1935-10-11)
Running time
72 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Last Outpost is a 1935 film starring Cary Grant and Claude Rains, directed by Charles Barton, and produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Both Grant's and Rains' character find an interest in a woman played by Gertrude Michael, creating tension between the two close friends, who are both British soldiers in Kurdistan. The film was based on F. Britten Austin's novel The Drum. The film was released on October 11, 1935, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]


  • Cary Grant as Michael Andrews
  • Claude Rains as John Stevenson
  • Gertrude Michael as Rosemary Haydon
  • Kathleen Burke as Ilya
  • Colin Tapley as Lt. Prescott
  • Margaret Swope as Nurse Rowland
  • Billy Bevan as Cpl. Foster
  • Georges Renavent as Turkish major
  • Jameson Thoma as Cullen
  • Nick Shaid as Haidor
  • Meyer Ouhayou as Armenian patriarch
  • Frazer Acosta as Armenian officer
  • Malay Clu as Armenian guard
  • Robert Adair as Sergeant in general's office
  • William Brown as Sgt. Bates
  • Claude King as General
  • Olaf Hytten as Doctor
  • Frank Elliott as Colonel
  • Ward Lane as Colonel
  • Frank Dawson as Surgeon
  • Ramsay Hill as Captain
  • Mark Strong as Officer
  • Carey Harrison as Officer
  • Elspeth Dudgeon as Head Nurse
  • Gwynne Shipman as Nurse


  1. ^ F.S.N. (1935-10-05). "Movie Review - The Last Outpost - At the Paramount.". Retrieved 2015-03-01. 
  2. ^ "The Last Outpost (1935) - Overview". 1935-10-04. Retrieved 2015-03-01. 

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