The Last Mile (1959 film)

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The Last Mile
The Last Mile 1959 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Howard W. Koch
Produced by Max Rosenberg
Milton Subotsky
Written by Milton Subotsky
Seton I. Miller
Based on the play The Last Mile
by John Wexley
Starring Mickey Rooney
Music by Van Alexander
Cinematography Joseph Brun
Edited by Robert Brockman
Patricia Jaffe
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
January 21, 1959
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Last Mile is a 1959 American drama film directed by Howard W. Koch starring Mickey Rooney.[1] The film is a remake of a 1932 film of the same name starring Preston Foster.


In a death row cell block nine inmates are scheduled for execution. Then "Killer" John Mears (Rooney) comes along. His viciousness infects the environment and his plans to break out of prison are the catalyst for tragedy.


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