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The Last Mile (1959)

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A prison break is attempted the same night an execution occurs on death row.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Vari ...
Harry Millard ...
John McCurry ...
Ford Rainey ...
Johnny Seven ...
Tom D'Amoro (as John Seven)
George Marcy ...
Drake (as Donald Barry)
Leon Janney ...
Milton Selzer ...
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A prison break is attempted the same night an execution occurs on death row.

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3 July 1959 (West Germany)  »

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Film debut of Milton Selzer. See more »


Narrator: Sometimes you have to put your faith in what you can't see. In what you wish.
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Remake of The Last Mile (1932) See more »

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Bleak but Powerful Prison Movie
2 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having not seen this film in about 20 years I am still impressed with it 's hard -hitting impact and stellar acting. Of course, one Mr. Mickey Rooney is indeed, INCREDIBLE in his role as the ring-leading "Killer".(In reference to another review here-none other than Orson Welles evoked Mickey Rooney's name as the greatest movie actor,also.) I also recall the jazzy-brassy score and the bare black and white photography. I love the Mick's last line before he goes out for his dose of lead poisoning.(I think the Stranglers lifted it for a line in one of their songs-Get a Grip on Yourself.)This is a great film and unjustly buried film. Let's get it out ! Side note-a recent Film Review magazine gave a big write up on Don Segal's "Babyface Nelson" ,made a couple years before "Last Mile" and also starring Mickey Rooney. Another rave of the Mick's intense and sympathetic performance.Perhaps it's the start of a groundswell of a appreciation for some truly superior cinematic performances.

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