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I'll Wait for You (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 16 May 1941 (USA)
A remake of Robert Montgomery's 1934 hit Hide-Out, this superb film directed by Robert B. Sinclair (known for his classic Broadway productions of The Philadelphia Story, Dodsworth and Pride... See full summary »

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Jonathan 'Jack' / 'Lucky' Wilson
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Pauline Miller
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Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Miller
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Police Lieutenant 'Mac' McFarley
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Mrs. Miller
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Mr. Miller
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Police Sergeant Brent
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Sally Travers
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Tony Berolli
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Dr. Anderson (as Ben Weldon)
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Cassell (as Theodore Von Eltz)
Leon Belasco ...
Mr. Lapagos, the Tailor
Mitchell Lewis ...
Alfred 'Al'
Joe Yule ...
Little 'Butch'
Eddie Hart ...
Joseph 'Joe'
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A remake of Robert Montgomery's 1934 hit Hide-Out, this superb film directed by Robert B. Sinclair (known for his classic Broadway productions of The Philadelphia Story, Dodsworth and Pride and Prejudice) creates a mesmerizing dance between innocence and a life gone wrong. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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16 May 1941 (USA)  »

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Eu Te Esperarei  »

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This film's initial telecast in Philadelphia took place Saturday 19 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in Los Angeles it was first aired 21 September 1959 on KTTV (Channel 11), in San Francisco 3 July 1960 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, in New York City 7 June 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Remake of Hide-Out (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

A Lesson in Latin
(1941)
Music by Al Siegel
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Sung by Carol Hughes at the nightclub
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The one about the gangster hiding out on the farm
13 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I'll Wait for You" from 1941 is an old plot, filmed in 1934 as "Hide- Out" and, with changes here and there, like "The Life of Jimmy Dolan," the bad guy who meets good people and reforms has been done many times.

This time it's Robert Sterling as Jack "Lucky" Wilson who is the guy who has to get out of town after putting the squeeze on some local merchants. Injured, he winds up on the farm of the Miller family, consisting of various animals and Ma and Pa Miller (Fay Holden and Henry Travers) and their two daughters, Lizzie (Virginia Weidler) and Pauline (Marsha Hunt). No big surprise, he falls for Pauline and grows to like and appreciate the family.

A good cast uplifts this. Robert Sterling is a little obvious as a tough guy, but Marsha Hunt is lovely as Pauline, and Virginia Weidler provides good fun as the feisty younger daughter. Paul Kelly is the detective after Lucky, and he gives a good performance as a not so hard-boiled lawman.

This is a decent film with a sweet love story, elevated by Hunt's performance. I saw her a few years ago at a Paramount 100th birthday celebration -- she was in her nineties, looked great, and gave a nice talk. An underrated actress.


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