See film legend Lon Chaney Jr. in his first starring role, in 1932’s The Last Frontier, surprisingly the only serial ever released by RKO Radio Pictures. Chaney, who would later go on to international fame starring in such classics as Of Mice and Men and The Wolf Man, stars here as Tom Kirby, a frontier newspaper editor who finds life on the open range exhilarating… that is, until notorious outlaw Tiger Morris (Richard Neill, God‘s Half Acre) rides into the picture, causing indian uprisings to drive away settlers so he can claim a gold deposit as his own. With the help of General Custer (William Desmond, Perils of the Yukon), Kirby will try to stand up to Tiger and his devious plot to save the day. Also features legendary screen cowboy and stuntman Yakima Canutt as legendary real-life cowboy “Wild Bill” Hickok.
The Roan DVD of The Last Frontier includes a treasure trove of exclusive bonus features:
- Introduction and film history by Lou Lumenick, chief film critic for the New York Post
- Interview with filmmaker John Badham, from the Make Your Own Damn Movie DVD box set
- Short film: The Radiation March
- and much more!