The Last Angry Man (1959) Region One (Playable in North America – The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Black and white. Approx. 100 min.
Starring: Paul Muni, David Wayne, Betsy Palmer, Billy Dee Williams. Written by: Richard Murphy (adaptation) and Gerald Green (novel) Directed by Daniel Mann
Dr. Sam Abelman (Paul Muni) is a Jewish doctor contentedly spending his autumn years serving his own Brooklyn neighborhood. But when his nephew, would-be journalist Myron (Joby Baker), writes an article about him, it draws the attention of a producer, Woodrow Thrasher (David Wayne), who believes Abelman a good candidate for a TV show. The doctor, however, is suspicious of the whole enterprise, thinking both Myron and Thrasher are simply out to make a fast buck.
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).