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The Last Crooked Mile (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 9 August 1946 (USA)
The notorious Jarvis gang robs a bank, one member is killed in the subsequent shootout, they ditch the getaway car, but are recognized at a roadblock as they take it on the lam and are ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Tom Dwyer (as Donald Barry)
Ann Savage ...
Sheila Kennedy
Tom Powers ...
Floyd Sorelson
Ed 'Wires' MacGuire
Harry Shannon ...
Police Lt. Blake
John Miljan ...
Police Lt. Mayrin
Charles D. Brown ...
Dietrich - Bank President
Jarvis - Gang Leader
Charlie - Gang Member
The Seven Pods of Pepper ...
Singing Group


The notorious Jarvis gang robs a bank, one member is killed in the subsequent shootout, they ditch the getaway car, but are recognized at a roadblock as they take it on the lam and are killed in a car chase. The getaway car is sold to a carnival sideshow, where an insurance investigator and some surviving gang members start poking around in search of the missing cash. The investigator tracks down the now-dead Jarvis's girlfriend at a cabaret, and several murders and violent incidents (including a dead body on the rollercoaster) occur as he narrows in on the culprits. Written by goblinhairedguy

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Release Date:

9 August 1946 (USA)  »

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Caminhos Tortuosos  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Don "Red" Barry looks for $300,000 in stolen cash and encounters Ann Savage
3 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Last Crooked Mile" is a nifty film noir from the classic era (1946). $300,000 has been stolen by a gang from a bank, but they died from gunshot and a car crash. The money has gone missing and Tom Powers wants it found. Red Barry looks for it for a 10% reward. His starting place is the car itself, now in an amusement park museum run by Nestor Paiva. Barry runs into his old flame, Adele Mara, who provides some comic relief. Sheldon Leonard, playing his patented tough guy, wants to buy the car. A dead man is dumped into a roller coaster, a mechanic who was working on the car. Barry follows a lead to a night club where Ann Savage sings. She's tough herself. She knew one of the robbers, but Barry's soon quite involved with her. The case gets even more complicated because an attempt is made on Barry's life and then on Savage's life, plus several more murders occur. Nevertheless, the movie ties up all the loose ends in a snappy 67 minutes.

As far as I know, this film can only be obtained in the collectors' market. You would think that some avid collector might have taped an excellent copy from the Mystery channel, so that the circulating copy version would look good. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The extant copy, as far as I know, is at best of average collector quality, which is below even a VHS copy. The print is just tolerable on the quality dimension.

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