In the Last Stride

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.


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.


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    director Martyn Keith
    genre action drama
    keywords boxing champion falsely accused retire rugby league sydney cup
    producer W.S. Jerdan
    productionCompany Double A Productions
    theme silent