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I'd Give My Life (1936)

 |  Drama  |  14 August 1936 (USA)
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The movie, like the play "The Noose" on which it is based, is the story of a young man wrongfully convicted of and sentenced to be hanged for a murder which he never committed.



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Complete credited cast:
Guy Standing ...
Governor John Bancroft (as Sir Guy Standing)
Frances Drake ...
Mary Reyburn
Tom Brown ...
Janet Beecher ...
Governor's wife
Robert Gleckler ...
Helen Lowell ...
Mrs. Bancroft, Sr.
Paul Hurst ...
Charles C. Wilson ...
Charles Richman ...
Attorney Bill Chase
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Doyle (as Tom Jackson)
Charles Judels


The movie, like the play "The Noose" on which it is based, is the story of a young man wrongfully convicted of and sentenced to be hanged for a murder which he never committed. Written by William Helton

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The dramatic story of a boy's loyalty to the mother he has never known...







Release Date:

14 August 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daria a Própria Vida  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The aircraft the boy flies at the beginning to show off to his girl is a Monocoupe 90, registration NC192K, which apparently also appears in Flying Down to Rio. The aircraft he buzzes appears to be a DC-2. See more »


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Hard to believe and a bit silly, but oddly, I liked it.
19 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Tom Brown plays Nickie Elkins--the adopted son of a scum-bag crook. Despite this, he's a very nice young man and has a nice wholesome girlfriend. He loves to fly and one day this offered him a chance to meet the Governor's wife---a lady he liked very much. As far as his father is concerned, however, Nickie is NOT impressed. His old man is a horrible person and plans on using something to blackmail the Governor--but for some time you have no idea WHAT this is. Only later does Nickie learn that HE is what his adoptive father is planning on using against the Governor. It seems that Nickie IS actually his father's biological son...and the Governor's wife is his biological mother. However, she is an innocent pawn. It seems that Nickie's father kidnapped him away as a baby and now wants to tarnish the Governor's name by revealing that his wife was previously married to a mobster and has a son. Nickie realizes now just how awful his dad is and how this jerk takes glee in ruining his ex-wife. And, when he gets in a fight with his dad, a shot rings out and the nasty guy is killed. Now Nickie COULD accurately claim self-defense but plans on doing nothing to defend himself in order to protect his mother and the Governor.

Does all this sound believable? Certainly not. It's even a tad bit silly. Yet, I liked Brown's performance and found this cheap B-movie quite entertaining. Worth seeing despite its faults.

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