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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.

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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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The Romance of a Gangster's Life told in GRIPPING DRAMA! See more »

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Another Public Enemy  »

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This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 3 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Philadelphia 23 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by New Haven CT 5 March 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Altoona PA 15 March 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Chicago 30 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Hartford CT 14 April 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), and by New York City 21 June 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it first aired 24 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in Seattle 26 July 1958 on KING (Channel 5). See more »

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Joe Krozac is sent to Alcatraz in 1927, but Alcatraz didn't become a federal penitentiary until 1933. See more »

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Curly: How much English does this doll understand?
Joe Krozac: Just enough.
Curly: Pretty soon I'll have to spell out things to you.
Joe Krozac: Yeah, if you could spell.
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Referenced in The Romance of Celluloid (1937) See more »

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Superior character study
6 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

The movies have always relied on clear-cut heroes and villains to either engage the sympathy or incur the animosity of members of the audience: simplistic, and far removed from real life. Much more thought-provoking are the occasional characters such as the lead in this film, an egotistical, tough-as-nails crime kingpin and killer, who nevertheless emerges convincingly as a man capable of sympathy and single-minded devotion. The scenario is to be commended for making the complexities and seeming contradictions in this character altogether believable. Of course it is the performer who must make this come alive on the screen, and here Edward G. Robinson succeeds brilliantly. In a gallery of great performances by such a fine actor, this one deserves to be much better known.


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