6.4/10
69
4 user 1 critic

The Last Man to Hang (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | December 1956 (USA)
Sir Roderick Strood is on trial for the murder of his wife.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Ivor Montagu (screenplay), Max Trell (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A great murder mystery. The only clue to a mad killer's identity is his shoes! The crime's only witness saw them while she was bent over picking something up. Duryea is fantastic as the "... See full summary »

Director: Frank Nesbitt
Stars: Dan Duryea, Isa Miranda, Gwen Watford
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The day before a young man is to be executed for killing his girlfriend, his alcoholic father shows up to try to prove his innocence.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern
Dilemma I (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Respectable schoolmaster returns from work on the eve of a wedding anniversary holiday to find a strange man dead in their bathroom and his wife missing.

Director: Peter Maxwell
Stars: Peter Halliday, Ingrid Hafner, Patricia Burke
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ronnie, earning very little from his own exploits, gathers together a band of villains to carry out a robbery on 'The Flying Scotsman' passenger train. The train is carrying withdrawn bank notes from Scotland to London to be destroyed.

Director: Compton Bennett
Stars: Lee Patterson, Kay Callard, Alan Gifford
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A clever fortune-hunter with a penchant for murder does in his elderly, supposedly rich, wife and manages to get away with it. After an investigation results in a decision of 'accidental ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Gia Scala, Erik Schumann
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An innocent girl is "groomed" over the telephone, and nearly becomes the victim of the attacker only to put her younger sisters life in grave danger.

Director: Pat Jackson
Stars: Christina Gregg, Janina Faye, Cyril Raymond
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A London cab driver gets mixed up with a criminal gang and sets out to expose the group and its leader for what they are.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Barry K. Barnes, Sheila Sim
Jet Storm (1959)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sir Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, ... See full summary »

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Stanley Baker, Hermione Baddeley
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Huntington
Stars: Eric Portman, Dulcie Gray, Derek Farr
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves 18-year-old Bridget Foster (Peggy ... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box
Stars: Anne Crawford, Peggy Cummins, Rosamund John
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Conway ... The Story: Roderick
Elizabeth Sellars ... The Story: Daphne
Eunice Gayson ... The Story: Elizabeth
Freda Jackson ... The Story: Mrs. Tucker
Hugh Latimer Hugh Latimer ... The Story: Mark
Ronald Simpson Ronald Simpson ... The Story: Dr. Cartwright
Victor Maddern ... The Jury: Bonaker
Anthony Newley ... The Jury: Gaskin
Margaretta Scott ... The Jury: Mrs. Cranshaw
Leslie Weston Leslie Weston ... The Jury: Bayfield
Bill Shine ... The Jury: Underhay
Anna Turner Anna Turner ... The Jury: Lucy Prynne
Jack Lambert Jack Lambert ... The Jury: Major Forth
Harold Goodwin ... The Jury: Cheed
Joan Newell ... The Jury: Mrs. Iseley
Edit

Storyline

Sir Roderick Strood is on trial for the murder of his wife.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

goldfinger | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'ultimo uomo da impiccare See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In August 1957, this film was being shown on a double bill with Three for Jamie Dawn (1956). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Victor Madden: a British Henry Fonda?
15 July 2018 | by trimmerb1234See all my reviews

As reviewer John Howard Reid has pointed out, there is a section in the film too close for coincidence with the entirely famous and superior 1957 "12 Angry Men! where one juror holds out against the rest

This is a film of two halves, so different in quality as to be quite mystifying. The first half features the rather wooden Tom Conway who is really not up to interpreting his rather poorly scripted role but fairly essential viewing to understand the second half, the murder trial at the Old Bailey. This is well done by nearly all concerned - far better written, acted and directed. This is the engrossing part, the first half just a make weight. Quite a good cast including an impressive young Anthony Newley


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed