New Tires? Don't You Know There's A War On?!
Movie Lover: George Willeman
CULPEPER, VA US
-- July, 8, 2014
Although it sounds like the story of gangsters cornering the prophylactic market in a small college town, this is the tale of a forgotten evil: the "bootlegging" of rubber tires during WWII. With the severe rubber shortage, tires became a rare and expensive commodity and gangsters moved right in. While this film is no lost classic, it is fast paced and entertaining and serves a purpose to remind us that once there was such a shortage and that, as always, criminals took advantage of it. One of the nicest surpasses was seeing a VERY young Alan Hale, Jr. as one of the featured cast!