The Last Warning (1928)

35mm film, black and white, 1.20:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Paul Leni.

Plot Summary

A series of mysterious accidents befall the cast and crew of a theatre.


Director: Paul Leni
Carl Laemmle presents a Universal Pictures Corporation
Supervisor: Carl Laemmle Jr
Screenplay: Alfred A. Cohn
Adaptation: Alfred A. Cohn, Robert F. Hill, J.G. Hawks
Dialogue/Titles: Tom Reed
Story Supervisor: Edward J. Montagne
Director of Photography: Hal Mohr
Editor: Robert Carlisle
Art Director: Charles D. Hall
Music: Joseph Cherniavsky

Laura La Plante (Doris)
Montagu Love (McHugh)
Roy D'arcy (Carlton)
Margaret Livingston (Evalinda)
John Boles (Qualie)
Burr Mcintosh (Josiah)
Mack Swain (Robert)
Bert Roach (Mike)
Carrie Daumery (Barbara)
Slim Summerville (Tommy)
Torben Meyer (Gene)
D'Arcy Corrigan (Woodford)
Bud Phelps (Sammy)
Charles K. French (doctor)
Francisco Maran (Jeffries)
Ella Mckenzie (Ann)
Fred Kelsey
Tom O'Brien (inspector)
Harry Northup (coroner)

Alternative Titles

Le dernier avertissement – France
Naar Politiet arbejder – Denmark
Die letzte Warnung – Austria, Germany
Ostrzegam! – Poland
Sista varningen – Sweden
Teatro Maldito – Portugal
A Última Ameaça – Brazil
Viimeinen varoitus – Finland
Последнее предупреждение – Russia



  • Classic Images no.292 (October 1999) pp.C30-C31 – video review (Video tape reviews by Robert Klepper)
  • Classic Images no.350 (August 2004) pp.16, 18 – article (Hacking through a wall of human flesh at Cinevent 36 by Mike Gebert)
  • Film Comment vol.10 no.5 (September/October 1974) pp.48-49 – review (by Hal Mohr)
  • The Bioscope vol.78 no.1169 (27 February 1929) p.38 – review


  • Of Gods and Monsters by John T. Soister pp.15-33 – illustrated credits, article