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The Last Crooked Mile (1946)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  9 August 1946 (USA)
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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
Adele Mara ...
Tom Powers ...
Floyd Sorelson
Ed 'Wires' MacGuire
Nestor Paiva ...
Harry Shannon ...
Police Lieutenant Blake
Ben Welden ...
Haynes, a thug
John Miljan ...
Police Lieutenant Mayrin
Charles D. Brown ...
Dietrich, Bank President
Jarvis, Gang Leader
Charlie, Gang Member


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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A SMILE FOR THE LADIES...A SLUG FOR THE MEN! $300,000 is a lot of money but there's no fortune in it when you get it the wrong way! See more »


Crime | Drama






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9 August 1946 (USA)  »

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The Last Crooked Mile  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Fun at the fairground
26 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Donaid Barry (Tom) plays a private detective who sets out to discover where the hidden loot from the recent Jarvis gang robbery is hidden. He's after a percentage of the reward for finding it and gets the OK from police to help in the search. This takes him to a fairground where the original car that was used in the Jarvis robbery is being used as a showpiece. However, it is also attracting interest from other parties.

This film has a good cast and starts well. It hooks you in with the Jarvis gang robbery and we follow the getaway car as it is chased through the country until disaster strikes. The criminal gang are all very convincing. But they don't last long! The rest of the cast are all good - I personally like gangster Sheldon Leonard ('Wires' MacGuire) and I felt sorry for bimbo-babe Adele Mara (Bonnie) who is always left standing alone somewhere while Barry shoots off on another task. She provides the comedy factor along with some of the dialogue. It's snappy and funny throughout. Donald Barry comes across as a James Cagney type character and he is just on the right side of annoying - he's likable and carries the film but its a fine line that he is treading.

There is a lot of action in this short film and the pace and the dialogue make it an entertaining experience. You may guess where the money is hidden but there is a twist in the story that you may not expect.

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