The Last Man (1955 film)

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]

The Last Man
Directed byHarald Braun
Produced byGeorg Richter
Written by
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyRichard Angst
Edited byHilwa von Boro
Distributed by
Release date
  • 14 October 1955 (1955-10-14)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryWest Germany

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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