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Last Mile
     

The Last Mile

Director: Howard W. Koch,

Cast: Howard W. Koch, Mickey Rooney, Clifford David, Harry Millard

 
A late '50s upgrade of the 1931 film by the same title, this version of trouble on death row by Howard Koch is more violent than its predecessor -- a hint of the trend toward shock for its own sake that would one day dominate action films and thrillers. The setting is a cell block of nine inmates scheduled for execution and the first half of the drama focuses on the

Overview

A late '50s upgrade of the 1931 film by the same title, this version of trouble on death row by Howard Koch is more violent than its predecessor -- a hint of the trend toward shock for its own sake that would one day dominate action films and thrillers. The setting is a cell block of nine inmates scheduled for execution and the first half of the drama focuses on the horror of that last walk. A grim death in the electric chair is in no way glossed over. All nine prisoners are more appealing than any single guard, giving rise to the question of whether or not the men should exchange places. Then "Killer" John Mears (Mickey Rooney) comes along. His vicious attitude infects the environment and his plans to break out of prison are the catalyst for tragedy.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2012
UPC:
0883904257110
Original Release:
1959
Source:
Mgm Mod
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:21:00
Sales rank:
15,286

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rooney "Killer" John Mears
Clifford David Convict Richard Walters
Harry Millard Convict Fred Mayor
John McCurry Convict Vince Jackson
Ford Rainey Convict Red Kirby
Johnny Seven Convict Tom D'Amoro
Michael Constantine Ed Werner
John Vari Convict Jimmy Martin
Don "Red" Barry Drake, the Guard
Leon Janney Callahan, the Guard
Frank Conroy O'Flaherty the Guard
Alan Bunce The Warden
Alan Bruce Actor
Clifton James Harris, the Guard
Frank Overton Father O'Connors
Milton Selzer Peddie, the Guard

Technical Credits
Howard W. Koch Director
Van Alexander Score Composer
Paul Barnes Production Designer
Joseph Brun Cinematographer
Patricia Jaffe Editor
Robert Jiras Makeup
Seton Miller Screenwriter
Milt Olsen Special Effects
Max Rosenberg Producer
Milton Subotsky Producer,Screenwriter
Frank Thompson Costumes/Costume Designer
John Wexley Screenwriter
Jack Wright Set Decoration/Design

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