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The Last Mile (1932)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama  -  17 August 1932 (USA)
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Richard Walters is condemned to death for a murder he claims not to have committed. He arrives on death row just before a brutal inmate leads the other convicts in a violent uprising. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Phillips ...
Richard 'Dick' Walters,.. Cell 5
Preston Foster ...
John 'Killer' Mears... Cell 4
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Joe Berg... Cell 1
Noel Madison ...
D'Amoro... Cell 6
Alan Roscoe ...
Kirby... Cell 7 (as Allan Roscoe)
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Eddie Werner... Cell 8
Al Hill ...
Fred Mayer... Cell 3
Daniel L. Haynes ...
Sonny Jackson... Cell 2
Edward Van Sloan ...
Rabbi
Louise Carter ...
Mrs. Walters
Ralph Theodore ...
Pat Callahan... Principal Keeper
Jack Kennedy ...
Mike O'Flaherty, Guard
Albert J. Smith ...
Drake.. Guard
William Scott ...
Peddie... Guard
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Harris... Guard
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Richard Walters is condemned to death for a murder he claims not to have committed. He arrives on death row just before a brutal inmate leads the other convicts in a violent uprising. Walters gets caught up in the riot, while on the outside his friends are trying to find evidence of his innocence. Written by Snow Leopard

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The Season's Dramatic Thunderbolt! From the Play that Rocked the Nation!

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Crime | Drama

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17 August 1932 (USA)  »

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Cadeira Elétrica  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

John 'Killer' Mears, Cell 4: [at the end of the prison break, walking into the guards' machine guns] I think I'll go get a little air.
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Remade as The Last Mile (1959) See more »

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An Interesting Melodrama
29 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Last Mile" is an interesting melodrama set on death row. While it is not entirely credible, and is often heavy-handed, the characters are memorable, and there is a lot of tense action.

The story begins with Richard Walters (Howard Phillips) being condemned to death for a murder that he claims not to have committed. He is sent to death row, and not long after he gets acquainted with the other inmates, a riot breaks out, led by the brutal killer Mears. Walters gets enmeshed in violent events even as his friends on the outside are frantically trying to gather evidence of his innocence. Most of the developments lack believability, and are rather obviously forced, but the story is undeniably dramatic. Once involved, you will have to watch it to the end.

While imperfect and low-budget, this is an interesting film that will keep your attention if you start to watch it.


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