The Last Alarm (1926)

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Fireman Rex Lease doesn't like the attentions paid by his rival Theodore Von Eltz to his sweetheart Wanda Hawley. The animosity results in a fistfight, with Lease easily trouncing his opponent. Seeking revenge, Von Eltz steals the Fireman's Ball funds and places the blame on Lease. When our hero and his girl manage to locate the cash, the bitter rival sets the building on fire. The spectacular climactic conflagration and rescue must have cost at least three-fourths of the film's budget. Produced by low-budget Rayart Pictures (a precursor to Monogram), The Last Alarm taps the talents of three motion picture veterans who'd all seen better days: director Oscar Apfel (who collaborated with Cecil B. DeMille on 1913's The Squaw Man) and actors Maurice Costello and Florence Turner.

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ball [dance], building, conflict, couple, fire, hidden, loot, worker