The only known copy of TO THE LAST MAN exists in the Russian film archives.
One reel is missing.
To The Last Man
It must be burst or break. Relentlessly memory pursued Ellen and her thoughts whirled and emotion conquered her. At last she quivered up to her knees as if lashed to action. It seemed that first kiss of Isbel's, cool and gentle and timid, was on her lips. And her eyes closed and hot tears welled under her lids. Her groping hands found only the dead twigs and the pine boughs of the trees. Had she reached out to clasp him? Then hard and violent on her mouth and cheek and neck burned those other kisses of Isbel's, and with the flashing, stinging memory came the truth that now she would have bartered her soul for them. Utterly she surrendered to the resistlessness of this love. Her loss of mother and friends, her wandering from one wild place to another, her lonely life among bold and rough men, had developed for violent love. It overthrew all pride, it engendered humility, it killed hate. Ellen wiped the tears from her eyes, and as she knelt there she swept to her breast a fragrant spreading bough of pine needles. "I'll go to him," she whispered. "I'll tell him - of my - my love. I'll tell him to take me away -away to the end of the world - away from heah (sic) - before it's too late!"
It was a solemn, beautiful moment. But the last spoken words lingered hauntingly. "Too late?" she whispered.
And suddenly it seemed death itself shuddered in her soul. Too late! It was too late. She had killed his love. That Jorth blood in her -- that poisonous hate -- had chosen the only way to strike this noble Isbel to the heart. Basely, with an abandonment of womanhood, she mockingly perjured her soul with a vile lie. She writhed, she shook under the whip of the inconceivable fact. Lost! Lost! She wailed her misery. She might as well be what she had made Jean Isbel think she was. If she had shamed before, she was now abased, degraded, lost in her own sight. And if she would have given her soul for his kisses, she now would have killed herself to earn back his respect. Jean Isbel had given her at sight the deference.
Don't fail to see this great Paramount picturization of Zane Grey's novel "To The Last Man," produced under the personal direction of the author in the Tonto Basin, the exact locale of the book.
This herald was designed by using the inside Photoplay Edition cover as a model. If you look closely you will notice it's a book cover showing a bit of the spine.
The back of the herald has a unique bit of art as well.
The inside description (provided right) borrowed a passage from the book and used a great photo of Lois Wilson looking out over the Tonto Basin in Arizona.
Paramount ballyhooed the fact that TO THE LAST MAN was filmed in the same location where Zane Grey had set this tale.
US One Sheet
Courtesy Of Scott Schutte
Released: September 23, 1923
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Based on the novel by
Gaston Isbel, Arizona ranchman, accuses his enemy Lee Jorth of stealing his cattle. Jorth is supposed to be a sheepraiser, but has collected a bad gang around him in the camp where he lives with his daughter Ellen.
Gaston's son, Jean, on his way home from Oregon, meets Ellen and falls in love with her. Her admiration is changed to horror when she learns that he is one of the Isbel family, the members of which are at feud with her father.
Later, more of Gaston Isbel's cattle are stolen, among them Jean's favorite horse, which is presented to Ellen by her father. Jean visits Ellen and recognizes his horse. Ellen then realizes that her father is a thief, returns to the camp and denounces his followers.
Jorth and his men start to raid the Isbel homestead. Guy Isbel is killed. Gaston proceeds with his men to Jorth's place, is tricked into ambush and slain. Blue, a comrade of Gaston's, takes command, shoots and kills Jorth, and a pursuit of the Jorth Gang follows.
A dynamite charge is exploded in the mountains and Jean alone escapes alive. Wounded, he makes his way to a cabin and hides in the loft above. Thither comes Ellen, decoyed by Colter, her father's villianous foreman. Jean's presence is discovered when his blood drips onto the ladder rungs leading to the loft.
Colter is about to finish off Jean when Ellen shoots him. Colter's pal arrives, Jean falls upon him from above and stabs him fatally. Ellen and Jean pledge mutual vows of love.
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