Last Gangster

The Last Gangster

Director: Edward Ludwig

Cast: Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rosa Stradner

     
 
Edward G. Robinson offers an excellent turn as a crime lord obsessed with the welfare of his son in this melodramatic crime story. The lad is born while the notorious Robinson serves 10 years. Unfortunately, the press hound the babies mother and constantly derider her until a kinder reporter takes pity and begins writing stories to support her. This angers his editor

Overview

Edward G. Robinson offers an excellent turn as a crime lord obsessed with the welfare of his son in this melodramatic crime story. The lad is born while the notorious Robinson serves 10 years. Unfortunately, the press hound the babies mother and constantly derider her until a kinder reporter takes pity and begins writing stories to support her. This angers his editor who fires him. One day Robinson's wife goes to visit him and he behaves like a brute. She is so shocked that she ends her marriage and hooks up with the reporter. Together, they move far away to start successful new lives. A decade later, Robinson gets out and begins searching for his boy. Unfortunately, he also gets talked into his gangster activities by an old cohort. The gang, however turns on him and forces him to reveal the location of a large cache of loot that he hid before entering the slammer. Tough old Robinson won't tell them, so they kidnap his son. Fortunately, Robinson and the lad escape. The gangster tries to get to know his boy, but the child wants nothing to do with him. Angered, Robinson swears vengeance upon his ex and her new spouse.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2009
UPC:
0883316222010
Original Release:
1937
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:21:00
Sales rank:
36,537

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward G. Robinson Joe Krozak
James Stewart Paul North, Sr.
Rosa Stradner Talya Krozac
Lionel Stander Curly
Douglas Scott Paul North, Jr.
John Carradine Caspar
Sidney Blackmer San Francisco Editor
Grant Mitchell Warden
Edward S. Brophy Fats Garvey
Alan Baxter Acey Kile
Louise Beavers Gloria
Victor Adams Actor
William Arnold Actor
Joan Blondell Actor
Charles Coleman Krozac's Butler
Jerry Jerome Hood
John Kelly Red
Cy Kendall Editor
George Magrill Actor
Douglas McPhail Reporter
Jack Pennick Convict in Dinner Hall Fight
David Tillotson Actor
Reggie Streeter Actor
Frank Conroy Sid Gorman
Moroni Olsen Shea
Ivan Miller Wilson
Willard Robertson Broderick
Don "Red" Barry Billy Ernst
Ben Welden Bottles Bailey
Horace McMahon Limpy
Edward Pawley Brockett
Billy Arnold Father
Brooks Benedict Convict
William Benedict Office Boy
Wade Boteler Turnkey
Frederick Burton Boston Editor
Shirley Chambers Girl in Dive
Sam Finn Convict
Eddie Foster Convict
Arthur Howard Father
Mitchell Ingraham Father
Priscilla Lawson Girl in Dive
Allen Mathews Convict
Walter Miller Mike Kile
Broderick O'Farrell Father
Eddie Parker Federal Man
Lee Phelps Train Guard
Lee Powell Federal Man
Cyril Ring Father
Larry Simms Jo Krozac
Billy Ray Smith Boy
Charles Sullivan Convict
Phillip Terry 1st Reporter
Martin Turner Train Cook
Pierre Watkin Editor
Huey White Convict
Ernest Wood Reporter
Al Hill Convict
Edward Marr Frankie Kile
Fredrik Vogeding Ambassador

Technical Credits
Edward Ludwig Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Carson Original Story
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Ben Lewis Editor
John Lee Mahin Screenwriter
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Edward Ward Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design

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