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The Last Gangster (1937)

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

Director:

Edward Ludwig

Writers:

John Lee Mahin (screen play), William A. Wellman (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Joe Krozac
James Stewart ... Paul North
Rose Stradner ... Talya Krozac
Lionel Stander ... 'Curly'
Douglas Scott ... Junior Krozac
John Carradine ... Casper
Sidney Blackmer ... Newspaper Editor
Grant Mitchell ... Prison Warden
Edward Brophy ... 'Fats' Garvey (as Edward S. Brophy)
Alan Baxter ... Frankie 'Acey' Kyle
Frank Conroy ... Sid Gorman
Louise Beavers ... Gloria
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Storyline

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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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LITTLE CAESAR IS BACK to "get" the bride who quit him, and shoot it out with the mob that gave him the double-cross! 1938'S GREATEST THRILL! (Print Ad- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, ((Brooklyn, NY)) 5 January 1938) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The movie stars two of the most imitated actors ever, Edward G. Robinson and James Stewart: imitations by the media to normal everyday people. In other words, Robinson and Stewart both have very unique, and even legendary, ways of speaking. See more »

Goofs

When the train pulls into the stop where Joe learns about the birth of his son, the film has been reversed as evidenced by the numbers on the front of the locomotive are backwards. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

Credits appear as news headlines. See more »

Connections

Featured in The First Gangster and the Last Gangster (1937) See more »

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An entertaining gangster film with a "twist."
19 July 2006 | by RCorder91See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1937 (USA) See more »

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Another Public Enemy See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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