The Last Gangster Reviews

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Dec 05, 2013

    Solid drama with EGR memorable in the lead. The tragic Rose Stradner comes across well in one of her few films. The only misstep the film makes is the ridiculous moustache that Jimmy Stewart is forced to wear.

    Solid drama with EGR memorable in the lead. The tragic Rose Stradner comes across well in one of her few films. The only misstep the film makes is the ridiculous moustache that Jimmy Stewart is forced to wear.

  • Dec 03, 2013

    Different take on the gangster genre - with lots of solid acting in spite of uninspired camera-work and editing. Always a joy to see Lionel Stander (wouldn't be a gangster flick without him) and John Carradine. Also watch for Louise Beavers, Horace McMahon, and Joan Blondell.

    Different take on the gangster genre - with lots of solid acting in spite of uninspired camera-work and editing. Always a joy to see Lionel Stander (wouldn't be a gangster flick without him) and John Carradine. Also watch for Louise Beavers, Horace McMahon, and Joan Blondell.

  • Apr 06, 2012

    Fairy standard 1930s gangster film, but fine performances by Edward G. Robinson and an oddly mustached Jimmy Stewart elevate this one to something a cut above the norm. For my money it's the second half of the film, when Robinson is released from prison and tries to reconnect with his son and re-establish his post-prohibition criminal empire that the film really shines.

    Fairy standard 1930s gangster film, but fine performances by Edward G. Robinson and an oddly mustached Jimmy Stewart elevate this one to something a cut above the norm. For my money it's the second half of the film, when Robinson is released from prison and tries to reconnect with his son and re-establish his post-prohibition criminal empire that the film really shines.

  • Apr 06, 2012

    NOT LEAN HUNGRY EDDIE G OF THE EARLY THIRTIES BUT NOT LESS INTERESTING LATE THIRTIES EDDIE G

    NOT LEAN HUNGRY EDDIE G OF THE EARLY THIRTIES BUT NOT LESS INTERESTING LATE THIRTIES EDDIE G

  • Aug 13, 2011

    This is not a bad film by any means, it's only flaw being is it has not survived the aging process like some other films during that time have been able to do.

    This is not a bad film by any means, it's only flaw being is it has not survived the aging process like some other films during that time have been able to do.

  • Jul 05, 2011

    They Should of Named it"Gangster Gets Out of Prison, Finds His Heart".Hardened Gangster(Edward G. Robinson) serves 10 years in Alcatraz for Tax Evasion,never a kind thought or moment in his life, until they kidnap his 10 yr old son, & he finds it within himself to do the right thing.Jimmy Stewart Plays the Good Guy(Reporter, new Hubby) to E.G.Robinson's Evil Gangster

    They Should of Named it"Gangster Gets Out of Prison, Finds His Heart".Hardened Gangster(Edward G. Robinson) serves 10 years in Alcatraz for Tax Evasion,never a kind thought or moment in his life, until they kidnap his 10 yr old son, & he finds it within himself to do the right thing.Jimmy Stewart Plays the Good Guy(Reporter, new Hubby) to E.G.Robinson's Evil Gangster

  • Feb 06, 2010

    Excellent 1930?s gangster film, Edward G. Robinson is amazing as always, good supporting cast. Great pace and screenplay. Very enjoyable and notable for an early James Stewart performance.

    Excellent 1930?s gangster film, Edward G. Robinson is amazing as always, good supporting cast. Great pace and screenplay. Very enjoyable and notable for an early James Stewart performance.

  • Corey n Super Reviewer
    Jan 16, 2010

    This film stars Edward G. Robinson as Mob boss Joe Krozak. Joe gets married and finds out his wife is pregnant. But he gets sent to prison for 10 years for tax invasion. His wife soon learns of his mob past and changes her name to give her son a better life. Also she ends up marrying Paul North played by James Stewart. Once Joe gets out of prison he wants to find his son. The story is solid and the acting as well. I loved all the mobster dialogue in this. I originally watched this because James Stewart was in it but in the end I was impressed with Edward G. Robinson performance. Stewart though is excellent as usual. If you like old mobster films then check this out. Well worth a one time watch.

    This film stars Edward G. Robinson as Mob boss Joe Krozak. Joe gets married and finds out his wife is pregnant. But he gets sent to prison for 10 years for tax invasion. His wife soon learns of his mob past and changes her name to give her son a better life. Also she ends up marrying Paul North played by James Stewart. Once Joe gets out of prison he wants to find his son. The story is solid and the acting as well. I loved all the mobster dialogue in this. I originally watched this because James Stewart was in it but in the end I was impressed with Edward G. Robinson performance. Stewart though is excellent as usual. If you like old mobster films then check this out. Well worth a one time watch.

  • Jan 20, 2008

    A good but not great Edward G. Robinson film.

    A good but not great Edward G. Robinson film.

  • Aug 27, 2007

    don't make them like this anymore.

    don't make them like this anymore.