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You Can't Escape Forever (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 10 October 1942 (USA)
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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Steve Mitchell
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Laurie Abbott
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Carl Robelink
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Boss Greer
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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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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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There is a grammatical error in the sign outside the Lonely Hearts Club. The sign reads "If You're Lonely, Your Welcome." Of course, the sign should read "If You're Lonely, You're Welcome." See more »

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Music by Vincent Rose
Played by the band in the Villa Gloria
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Wonderful 'B' feature
7 October 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

You Can't Escape Forever is an odd duck: it's a bottom of the bill second feature that successfully blends comedy, romance, gangsters, and old dark house thrills. George Brent plays the crusading editor of a local paper out to put the kibosh on the activities of a local black marketeer, played to absolute perfection by Edward Cianelli, surely one of the least appreciated heavies of Hollywood history. Brent is aided by lady love/gal reporter Brenda Marshall and comic foil Roscoe Karns, and the film manages to take in a trip to the Death House, a deserted columbarium, and a lonely hearts club apparently modeled after Conan Doyle's Red Headed League. There are some very well choreographed action sequences and beautiful cinematography by James Van Trees and Tony Gaudio, the masters of low budget photography. If you like 'B' features, you will be more than satisfied with You Can't Escape Forever--even if the title seems somewhat inappropriate considering that villain Varney (Joe Downing), in an apparent oversight by Joseph Breen's office, actually DOES escape the chair!


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