~The Last Alarm~
1926
~Plot Synopsis~
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.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Oscar Apfel

Written by: Jack Natteford  
~Cast~

Rex Lease   
Wanda Hawley   
Maurice Costello ...  Fireman's father
Florence Turner ...  Warehouse proprietor's wife
Theodore von Eltz   
Hazel Howell   
Jimmy Aubrey   
Oscar Apfel
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Paul Gerson Pictures Corporation

Released by: Rayart Pictures Corporation

Produced by: W. Ray Johnston

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: June 1926
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