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:
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Edward Brophy ...
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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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Release Date:

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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Luise Rainer was initially set to star. See more »


All of Rose Stradner's clothing and hairstyles in the 1927 sequences are strictly in the style of 1937. See more »


Joe Krozac: I ain't goin' to no Federal pen! There isn't one big enough to hold Joe Krozac!
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An entertaining gangster film with a "twist."
19 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw "The Last Gangster" (1937) for the first time last night (7/18/2006) and found it to be a fairly entertaining film. Edward G. Robinson's acting,as per usual in gangster movies of this type, carried the film. It had its weak moments (like Rose Stander's acting) and its unlikely moments(like the final shooting scene), but it remained fairly entertaining just the same. There was one rather strange item about the film. One of the 1930s more identifiable "bad guy" actors (Edward Pawley) appeared only briefly in this film (in the scene where the mob tortures Robinson's character)and didn't have a single line of dialog! I found this rather odd after having seen Edward Pawley play featured roles such as: Public Enemy Number One in "G-Men", the head of a gangster mob in "King Solomon of Broadway", a crazed and rebellious convict in "Each Dawn I Die", a prominent gangster in "Smashing The Rackets" and in "Eyes of the Underworld", Bogart's bad-guy partner in "The Oklahoma Kid, et cetera. Perhaps this lends some additional credence to what some critics have claimed to be poor directing of this movie. Perhaps, also, the fact that there was no love lost between Robinson and Pawley had something to do with it. Interestingly, Pawley went on to replace Robinson as "Steve Wilson" in the long-running and highly popular radio drama series, Big Town, in the 1940s.

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