The Last Ones Shall Be First

The Last Ones Shall Be First (German: Die Letzten werden die Ersten sein) is a 1957 West German crime film directed by Rolf Hansen and starring O.E. Hasse, Ulla Jacobsson and Maximilian Schell.[1] It is based on the short play The First and the Last by John Galsworthy which had previously been adapted into a British film 21 Days. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.

The Last Ones Shall Be First
Film poster
Directed byRolf Hansen
Produced byArtur Brauner
Written by
Music byMark Lothar
CinematographyFranz Weihmayr
Edited byAnna Hollering
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
  • 27 June 1957 (1957-06-27)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin and on location in Hamburg. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Kurt Herlth and Robert Herlth.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 417


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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