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You Can't Escape Forever (1942)

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When Laurie goes to the execution of Varney and faints, she does not know that Varney gets a full pardon minutes before he fries. She calls in a story about his death and gets transferred ... See full summary »

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George Brent ...
Steve Mitchell
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Laurie Abbott
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Carl Robelink
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'Mac' McTurk
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Boss Greer
Paul Harvey ...
Maj. Turner
Edith Barrett ...
Madame Lucille
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When Laurie goes to the execution of Varney and faints, she does not know that Varney gets a full pardon minutes before he fries. She calls in a story about his death and gets transferred to the Bewildered Heart Column of Prudence Maddox. When Mitch writes a story about Greer murdering Crowder that he cannot prove, he gets transferred from editor to Prudence Maddox. He makes Prudence very profitable for the paper, but the only way he can get the job of editor back, is to prove that Greer is a crook. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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10 October 1942 (USA)  »

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Mercado Negro  »

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Director of photographer James Van Trees was given on-screen credit when he substituted for 'Tony Gaudio (I)', who had a bad case of flu. See more »

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Night and Day
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Music by Cole Porter
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Forever Goes By Quickly
17 March 2005 | by (minneapolis, minnesota, on the planet Earth) – See all my reviews

"You Can't Escape Forever" is a great title for a film, although I'm not convinced it fits this story. This movie is really crisply done. All the scenes clip along and never linger too long. The reading of the lines by the actors are so rapid fire that Frank Fox the dialogue director must have worked overtime. The opening execution scene made me chuckle. There always seems to be a thunderstorm happening when someone is about to be strapped to the electric chair. In this case they did use the atmosphere as part of the story and not simply a clichéd mood device. I didn't find "Forever" a waste of time, but there was nothing about it that will linger in my movie memory banks for an extended period of time.


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