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The Last Angry Man (1959)

Approved | | Drama | February 1960 (Austria)
An aspiring journalist's story of his aged uncle doctor leads to the uncle's life being profiled on TV.

Director:

Daniel Mann

Writers:

Gerald Green (screenplay), Richard Murphy (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Muni ... Dr. Samuel 'Sam' Abelman
David Wayne ... Woodrow 'Woody' Thrasher
Betsy Palmer ... Anna Thrasher
Luther Adler ... Dr. Max Vogel
Claudia McNeil ... Mrs. Quincy
Joby Baker ... Myron Malkin
Joanna Moore ... Alice Taggart
Nancy R. Pollock Nancy R. Pollock ... Sarah Abelman
Billy Dee Williams ... Josh Quincy
Robert F. Simon ... Lyman Gattling
Dan Tobin ... Ben Loomer
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Storyline

As the fiercely dedicated general practitioner who tries to help the sick, the poor and the unfortunate in his decrepit neighborhood, Paul Muni is the testy old man who faces life without compromise and David Wayne is the troubled television producer fighting to preserve his career. Written by alfiehitchie

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

February 1960 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Zorn des Gerechten See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Betsy Palmer's last film until Friday the 13th (1980) 21 years later. See more »

Goofs

As Dr. Abelman is lying in bed, he lets go of Dr. Vogel's hand in consecutive shots. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sam Abelman: We owe him something, Woody, as rotten as he is.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Last Hungry Cat (1961) See more »

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Paul Muni Shines
12 October 2003 | by smrhyneSee all my reviews

This is the story of an elderly Jewish doctor who lives and works in the Brooklyn slums. He is dedicated to his work and his patients. The movie revolves around his nephew's attempts to produce a documentary based on the doctor's life. The movie is ok, but Paul Muni shines. He received an Oscar nomination for this, his last role. Billy Dee Williams makes his movie debut as one of the doctor's patients. He plays a young thug with a brain tumor. He's a difficult patient and the doctor has to chase after him in order to treat him. If you look closely at the girl left on the porch in the opening scene, you'll see that it's Cicely Tyson, also an unknown at that time.


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