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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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Here come the people raging...the passions blazing out of the decade's wrathful best-seller! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Paul Muni's final film before his death on August 25, 1967 at the age of 71. 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

Referenced in Cheers: The Last Angry Mailman (1987) See more »

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Strong adaption
7 February 2007 | by misspaddyleeSee all my reviews

Gerald Green adapted his novel "The Last Angry Man" to the screen and the movie brings the affection for his characters lovingly to life. The role of a strong-minded general practitioner in a poor neighbourhood is a lovely swan song for iconic actor Paul Muni. We view the life of this dedicated doctor through the eyes of a television producer played by David Wayne. A program is planned on the life of this doctor and through putting the show together the harried producer gains a new friend and a new perspective on his hectic lifestyle. The wonderful David Wayne and an exceptional cast of professionals bring this sweetly sentimental yet timely story of ideals amidst the rat race to life.


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