The Last Angry Man (1959)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  February 1960 (Austria)
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An aspiring journalist's story of his aged uncle doctor leads to the uncle's life being profiled on TV.



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Complete credited cast:
Woodrow 'Woody' Thrasher
Anna Thrasher
Dr. Max Vogel
Claudia McNeil ...
Mrs. Quincy
Joby Baker ...
Myron Malkin
Alice Taggart
Nancy R. Pollock ...
Sarah Abelman
Josh Quincy
Robert F. Simon ...
Lyman Gattling
Dan Tobin ...
Ben Loomer


As the fiercely dedicated general practitioner who tries to help the sick, the poor and the unfortunate in his decrepit neighborhood, Paul Muni is the testy old man who faces life without compromise and David Wayne is the troubled television producer fighting to preserve his career. Written by alfiehitchie

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February 1960 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Der Zorn des Gerechten  »

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1.85 : 1
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Film debuts of Billy Dee Williams and Godfrey Cambridge See more »


As Dr. Abelman is lying in bed, he lets go of Dr. Vogel's hand in consecutive shots. See more »


Dr. Sam Abelman: We owe him something, Woody, as rotten as he is.
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References Queen for a Day (1956) See more »

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Part character study, part diatribe on ethics and power...but without the incisive script needed to put it across
12 October 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Gerald Green's novel, about a slum doctor in Brooklyn whose sudden positive notoriety has left him with a bitter aftertaste, comes to the screen with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Paul Muni (in his final film, for which he was inexplicably Oscar-nominated) plays the stereotypical 'old humbug' practitioner who helps save a young girl's life one night and is hailed in print as a local hero; soon, a documentary team wants to turn their cameras on Muni, who finds himself caught between good intentions and insincere sympathy. Too many targets--and too much heavy-handed chatter--cloud this picture's alleged focus: the elderly doctor who only wants to do right by his young patients. Daniel Mann directed, poorly; his actors seem encouraged to be theatrical, while the hysterical pitch of the piece steadily climbs to a ridiculous level. A handful of scenes work (particularly the moments between Muni and troubled youth Billy Dee Williams), yet the doctor's relationships with his eager-beaver nephew and stalwart wife are sadly artificial. ** from ****

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