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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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Edward Ludwig

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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Public Enemy See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Studio records show, after Luise Rainer, Louis B. Mayer tried to borrow actress Anna Sten from Samuel Goldwyn for the lead actress in "The Last Gangster ", however, the deal fell through and the role went to Rose(Rosa) Stradner. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Frankie 'Acey' Kile: [as he is being led away by police] Hello, joe. I'll see you in ten years, and I'll have a little valentine for you when you get out.
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13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Last Gangster, The (1937)

*** (out of 4)

Strange but highly entertaining gangster film from MGM has Edward G. Robinson marrying a woman who doesn't know about his deadly pass. Robinson eventually has a son with her but before he meets the child he gets sent to prison for ten years. The mother then finds out about his past and decides to kidnap the kid so that he doesn't turn out like his father. She eventually marries another guy (James Stewart) but soon Robinson is out of jail and looking for revenge. This is certainly a lot tamer than the Warner gang pictures of the time but that's a good thing because there's a lot of heart and emotion in place of the violence. Robinson is very good and incredibly touching in the end and Stewart shines in his role. John Carradine has a very good part as a man picking on Robinson inside prison. The ending is predictable but the film still works very well.


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