The Last Gangster (1937)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  12 November 1937 (USA)
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A organized crime big shot is jailed for ten years after his wife becomes pregnant and becomes bitter when she divorces him and remarries.



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Complete credited cast:
Paul North
Rose Stradner ...
Douglas Scott ...
The Boy
Edward Brophy ...
Fats Garvey (as Edward S. Brophy)
Alan Baxter ...
Acey Kile
Frank Conroy ...
Sid Gorman
Louise Beavers ...


Gangster Joe Krozac is in prison for ten years. Reporter Paul North is fired by his newspaper for writing articles sympathetic to Krozac's wife and young son. She divorces Krozac and marries North. When Korzac gets out he goes looking for his former wife and son. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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12 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Another Public Enemy  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Luise Rainer was initially set to star. See more »


Joe Krozac is sent to Alcatraz in 1927, but Alcatraz didn't become a federal penitentiary until 1933. See more »


Joe Krozac: [to his wife who has fainted at the table] What's the matter? Hey, Baby!
[to Curly]
Joe Krozac: Do you think she's sick?
Curly: [Sarcastically] Well I never had a dame that slept during dinner.
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Superior character study
6 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

The movies have always relied on clear-cut heroes and villains to either engage the sympathy or incur the animosity of members of the audience: simplistic, and far removed from real life. Much more thought-provoking are the occasional characters such as the lead in this film, an egotistical, tough-as-nails crime kingpin and killer, who nevertheless emerges convincingly as a man capable of sympathy and single-minded devotion. The scenario is to be commended for making the complexities and seeming contradictions in this character altogether believable. Of course it is the performer who must make this come alive on the screen, and here Edward G. Robinson succeeds brilliantly. In a gallery of great performances by such a fine actor, this one deserves to be much better known.

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