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

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prison | remake

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Drama | Thriller

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3 July 1959 (West Germany)  »

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Film debut of Milton Selzer. See more »

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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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