The Last Man (1955 film)

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The Last Man
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Directed byHarald Braun
Produced byGeorg Richter
Written byGeorge Hurdalek
Herbert Witt
StarringHans Albers
Romy Schneider
Rudolf Forster
Joachim Fuchsberger
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyRichard Angst
Edited byHilwa von Boro
Distributed bySchorcht Filmverleih (W.Germany)
Sascha Film (Austria)
Release date
  • 14 October 1955 (1955-10-14)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The Last Man (German: Der letzte Mann) is a 1955 West German drama film directed by Harald Braun and starring Hans Albers, Romy Schneider and Rudolf Forster. The film is a remake of the 1924 Weimar silent The Last Laugh, with the setting updated to post-war Germany.[1]

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location in Baden-Baden. The film's sets were designed by the art director Kurt Herlth and Robert Herlth.


A hotel employee loses his sense of self-respect when he is demoted.



  1. ^ Hake p.227-28


  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.

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