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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

Writers:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the train pulls into the stop where Joe learns about the birth of his son, the film has been reversed as evidenced by the numbers on the front of the locomotive are backwards. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Romance of Celluloid (1937) See more »

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Great Gem of a Classic Film
15 January 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This 1937 film gave me a big surprise with the great acting of Edward G. Robinson, (Joe Krozac) who plays the role as a big time gangster who is a hard cold killer and will not let anyone get in his way in order to get just what he wants. However, Joe Krozac gets himself in trouble just like Al Capone with falling behind in his income tax and is sent to Alcatraz prison for ten years on the "Rock". Joe Krozac is married to a woman named Talya Krozac, (Rose Stradner) who is a foreign lady who does not understand English very well, but she loves Joe and gives him a baby boy just as Joe goes into Alcatraz. A man named Paul North, Sr., (James Stewart) who is a newspaper reporter who becomes involved with Talya while Joe Krozac is in prison and they both get married and raise Joe Krozac's young son. This story has many twists and turns and it has many surprises which you will never be able to figure out unless you view this film. Enjoy.


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