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The Last Ride is a fun 1940s-era crime-drama with some solid performances by Richard Travis and Charles Lang, as well as an on-the-rise Eleanor Parker.

 

 

The Last Ride
— Warner Archive Collection —

(1944)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Warner Archive | NR – 57 min. – $21.99 | October 30, 2018

Date Published: 11/10/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Writer(s): Raymond L. Schrock (screenplay)
Cast: Richard Travis, Charles Lang, Eleanor Parker
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Video: Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1

 

 

PLOT SYNOPSIS


After a pair of society swells meets their end thanks to a fatal combination of drunken joy-riding and counterfeit tires, the forces of justice swear to bring down the mob’s bootleg rubber racket once and for all. Thanks to war-time rationing, a sweet new set of rims is rarer than bacon, butter and sugar and the rackets are ready with a “tire insurance” scheme, selling dangerous counterfeits as brand-new ‘Bluestones’. Up-and-coming cop’s cop Pat Harrigan (RICHARD TRAVIS) is tasked with bringing the rubber rats to justice, but unfortunately there’s a brother rat in the mix – Pat’s fast-living sibling Mike Harrigan (CHARLES LANG). As the two brothers – one cop, one criminal – begin to warily circle one another, a sinister secret threatens them both. Complicating it all is Kitty Kelly (ELEANOR PARKER), the foster sister both men have grown to love.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 

VIDEO – 2.75/5, AUDIO – 3.0/5


The Last Ride is presented with a 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and includes a okay sounding Dolby Digital Mono track. The picture, as these DVD-R tends to be, has plenty of dust, spec and other flaws.

OVERALL – 2.75/5


Overall, The Last Ride is a fun 1940s-era crime-drama with some solid performances by Richard Travis and Charles Lang, as well as an on-the-rise Eleanor Parker. This DVD release from the Warner Archive Collection has flawed but satisfactory video and audio transfers.

 

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