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The Last Ride (1944)

A police lieutenant sets out to break up a ring of tire bootleggers--criminals who sell defective tires to customers who can't get new ones because of the rubber shortage brought about by ... See full summary »

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writer:

Raymond L. Schrock (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Travis ... Detective Lt. Pat Harrigan
Charles Lang ... Mike Harrigan
Eleanor Parker ... Kitty Kelly
Jack La Rue ... Joe Genna (as Jack LaRue)
Cy Kendall ... Capt. Butler
Wade Boteler ... Police Chief Delaney
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Mary Kelly
Harry Lewis ... Harry Bronson
Tod Andrews ... Fritz Hummel (as Michael Ames)
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Storyline

A police lieutenant sets out to break up a ring of tire bootleggers--criminals who sell defective tires to customers who can't get new ones because of the rubber shortage brought about by the war. His task is complicated by the fact that his brother is mixed up in the racket and that they are both in love with the same girl. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1944 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Friday 26 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in San Diego CA Saturday 18 May 1957 on KFMB (Channel 8), in Honolulu Friday 19 July 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), and in Philadelphia Saturday 17 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6). See more »

Soundtracks

Avalon
(uncredited)
Music by Vincent Rose
Played when the florist truck delivers the tires
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When bad rubber meets the road...
28 June 2003 | by bmacvSee all my reviews

This crime programmer from the end of the Second World War holds interest as a period piece, since it's based on the wartime scarcity of rubber and the consequent thriving of bootleg-tire rings. When a wealthy young man, all set for a night of boozing and dining at a roadhouse called The Plantation, finds his roadster stripped of his tires, his buddy hands him a card. Within minutes, a dealer shows up, but instead of Ecstasy or crystal meth, `brand-new' tires are the contraband. But when the drunken young daredevil takes a curve at 100 miles an hour, a blowout sends him and his date to kingdom come. He bought not only the plantation but lethal knockoffs - the equivalent of what a quarter-century later would be bad acid.

The bulk of the story revolves around police attempts to crack the ruthless ring, and it devolves into Irish-American stereotypes that might be offensive if they weren't so quaint. A couple of brothers named Harrigan (Richard Travis and Charles Lang) are at loggerheads; one's an honest cop, the other a hooligan mixed up in the phony-rubber ring. To make matters worse, one's named Pat and the other Mike (and to make them worse still, the girl they're both sweet on is named Kitty Kelly - Eleanor Parker, in a sliver of a role). Good cop Pat pretends to go bad to infiltrate the gang, but there's already a bad cop on the force, one who's head man in the racket. The Last Ride is all pretty routine, barely saved by its glimpse into a vanished style of petty crime.


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