The Last Ride (1932)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Former silent-screen star Frank Mayo plays a big-city bootlegger at odds with gangster chieftain Tom Santschi, the man who's been hijacking his shipments. The cops decide not to get involved but instead remain on the sidelines, hoping that Mayo and Santschi will knock each other off. But young newspaper reporter Charles Morton insists upon getting into the thick of the action -- causing no end of consternation for Santschi, who happens to be Morton's older brother. When Morton is "taken for a ride" by Mayo, he is saved by the bootlegger's cast-off mistress Dorothy Revier. Produced independently, The Last Ride was released by Universal.

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bootlegging, family-feud, family-member, feud, gangster, hijacker, investigation, journalism, killing, police, reporter, revenge