The Last Angry Man
|The Last Angry Man|
|Directed by||Daniel Mann|
|Written by||Richard Murphy (adaptation)
Gerald Green (novel)
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$1,675,000 (US/ Canada)|
The Last Angry Man (1959) is a drama film which tells the story of a television producer who profiles the life of a physician. It stars Paul Muni, David Wayne, Betsy Palmer, Billy Dee Williams (in his film debut), and Godfrey Cambridge.
The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Paul Muni) and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Carl Anderson, William Kiernan).
As the fiercely dedicated general practitioner who tries to help the sick, the poor and the unfortunate in his decrepit neighborhood, Dr. Sam Abelman (Paul Muni) is a testy old man who faces life without compromise and Woodrow Thrasher (David Wayne) is a troubled television executive fighting to preserve his career.
- Paul Muni - Dr. Sam Abelman
- David Wayne - Woodrow Wilson Thrasher
- Betsy Palmer - Anna Thrasher
- Luther Adler - Dr. Max Vogel
- Joby Baker - Myron Malkin
- Joanna Moore - Alice Taggart
- Nancy R. Pollock - Sarah Abelman
- Billy Dee Williams - Josh Quincy
- Claudia McNeil - Mrs. Quincy
- Godfrey Cambridge - Nobody Home
- "Rental Potentials of 1960", Variety, 4 January 1961 p 47. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.
- "NY Times: The Last Angry Man". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-23.
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