The Last Angry Man

The Last Angry Man is a 1959 drama film which tells the story of a television producer who profiles the life of a physician. It stars Paul Muni (in his last film appearance), David Wayne, Betsy Palmer, Billy Dee Williams (in his film debut), and Godfrey Cambridge.

The Last Angry Man
Theatrical poster
Directed byDaniel Mann
Produced byFred Kohlmar
Written byRichard Murphy (adaptation)
Screenplay byGerald Green
Based onGerald Green (novel)
StarringPaul Muni
David Wayne
Music byGeorge Duning
CinematographyJames Wong Howe
Edited byCharles Nelson
Fred Kohlmer Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 22, 1959 (1959-10-22) (New York City)
  • November 10, 1959 (1959-11-10) (Los Angeles)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,675,000 (US/ Canada)[1]

The movie was scripted by Richard Murphy from the novel by Gerald Green (who also adapted it), and was directed by Daniel Mann.

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).[2]

The film was remade in 1974 as an ABC Movie of the Week, with Pat Hingle in the lead role.


As the fiercely dedicated general practitioner who tries to help the sick, the poor and the unfortunate in his decrepit neighborhood, Dr. Sam Abelman is a testy old man who faces life without compromise and Woodrow Thrasher is a troubled television executive fighting to preserve his career.


See also


  1. "Rental Potentials of 1960", Variety, 4 January 1961 p 47. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.
  2. "The Last Angry Man". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-23.

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