|The Last Chance|
|Directed by||Thomas Bentley|
|Produced by||Warwick Ward|
|Written by|| Frank Stayton (play) |
|Starring|| Frank Leighton |
|Music by||John Reynders|
|Distributed by||Pathé Pictures International|
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.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).
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.
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.
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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