The Last Chance (1937 film)

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The Last Chance
Directed by Thomas Bentley
Produced by Warwick Ward
Written by Frank Stayton (play)
Harry Hughes
Starring Frank Leighton
Judy Kelly
Laurence Hanray
Wyndham Goldie
Music by John Reynders
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Production
company
Distributed by Pathé Pictures International
Release date
1937
Running time
74 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Last Chance is a 1937 British drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Frank Leighton, Judy Kelly and Laurence Hanray. Its plot involves a gunrunner who makes a jail break in order to gather evidence to prove he is innocent of murder. [1] It was made as a supporting feature at British International Pictures' second studio at Welwyn.

Thomas Bentley was a British film director. He directed 68 films between 1912 and 1941. He directed three films in the early DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process, The Man in the Street (1926), The Antidote (1927), and Acci-Dental Treatment (1928).

Frank Leighton (1908–1962) was an Australian actor best known for two leading roles in films for Ken G. Hall, Thoroughbred (1936) and Tall Timbers (1937).

Judy Kelly Australian-British actress

Julie Aileen Kelly, known professionally as Judy Kelly, was an Australian-born British actress. She arrived in Britain in 1932 after winning a competition organised by the Australian British Empire Films, which included 3 months tuition at the British International Studios at Elstree. She appeared in a number of films for British International Pictures during the 1930s. She was sometimes cast as a love interest for the comedian Leslie Fuller, and also appeared alongside the musical stars Gene Gerrard and Stanley Lupino.

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Laurence Hanray British actor

Laurence Hanray, sometimes credited as Lawrence Hanray, was a British film and theatre actor born in London, England. He is also credited as the author of several plays and music hall songs.

Wyndham Goldie British actor

Frank Wyndham Goldie was an English actor.

Franklyn Bellamy was an English stage and film actor. In 1924 he appeared in Frederick Lonsdale's melodrama The Fake in the West End.

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  1. Chibnall p.295

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