The Last Alarm

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  • 1940
  • 1 hr 1 min
  • 5.6  (226)

The Last Alarm is a 1940 American film noir directed by William West and starring J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hull, and Polly Ann Young. The film tells the story of firefighters who risk their lives daily to protect their city and its citizens from the dangers of fire. Captain Jim Grant (played by MacDonald) is an experienced firefighter who has dedicated his life to the profession. He has a reputation for being brave and capable, but also for demanding the highest level of discipline from his men. When a new recruit named Dave Jordan (played by Hull) joins Grant's station, he soon learns that firefighting is not just a job, it's a way of life.

As Jordan begins to settle into his new role, he meets Grant's daughter, Mary (played by Young), and the two quickly fall in love. But their romance is put to the test when a series of arson attacks threaten to destroy the city. Grant and his men are determined to catch the arsonist before it's too late, but their efforts are complicated by a corrupt city official who is more interested in protecting his own interests than in catching the perpetrator.

As the fires continue to rage, Grant and his men risk everything to save lives and protect their city. They confront danger at every turn, battling flames, smoke, and collapsing buildings, all while trying to uncover the identity of the arsonist. But when tragedy strikes and one of their own is killed in the line of duty, Grant and his men vow to stop at nothing until justice is served.

With its gripping storyline and stunning visual effects, The Last Alarm is a classic example of the film noir genre. It explores themes of love, loyalty, and sacrifice, highlighting the bravery and dedication of those who risk everything to protect their communities. The film is a tribute to the brave men and women who serve as firefighters, reminding us that they are not just heroes, they are everyday people who are willing to put their lives on the line for the greater good.

The Last Alarm is a 1940 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 1 minute. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    1 hr 1 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (226)