In the Last Stride
|In the Last Stride|
|Directed by||Martyn Keith|
|Produced by||W.S. Jerdan|
|Written by||W.S. Jerdan|
|Based on||novel by Arthur Wright|
|Studio||Double A Productions|
|Release dates||1 May 1916|
|Running time||4 reels|
In the Last Stride is a 1916 Australian silent film directed by Martyn Keith based on a popular action novel by Arthur Wright. The film's star, Dave Smith, was a champion heavyweight boxer who had fought Les Darcy. There was also an appearance from boxer Les O'Donnell.
It is considered a lost film.
Dave Smith, retired heavyweight boxing champion travels around Australia having various adventures, including working as a swagman, fighting Les O'Donnell, a speedboat chase across Sydney harbour, a football game involving rugby league stars, and a climax in which Dave's horse Sunlocks wins the Sydney Cup.
The film is based on a novel by Arthur Wright, which sold 30,000 copies and had been serialised in Referee magazine.
It was made by Double A Productions, which had been formed under the management of W.S. Jerdan, formerly a supplier of distributors and photographic equipment.
- Alma Rock Phillips
- Dave Smith
- Les O'Donnell
- Dunstan Webb as a black American and a young Australian squatter
- Charles Villiers
- Rock Phillips
- Pat McGrath
- Harry Jerdan
- Percy Walshe
- In the Last Stride at the Internet Movie Database
- Clip of Dave Smith fighting Les Darcy at Australian Screen Online
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