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Behind City Lights (1945)

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Jean Lowell, an unsophisticated girl who has spent all of her life on a farm, is about to marry Ben Coleman, a neighboring young farmer, but an automobile crash interrupts the wedding. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lynne Roberts ...
Jean Lowell
Peter Cookson ...
Lance Marlow
Jerome Cowan ...
Perry Borden
Esther Dale ...
Sarah Lowell
William Terry ...
Ben Coleman
Victor Kilian ...
Daniel Lowell
Moroni Olsen ...
Curtis Holbrook
William Forrest ...
Detective Peterson
Emmett Vogan ...
Jones
Joseph J. Greene ...
Gabriel 'Gab' Carson
Frank J. Scannell ...
Charles Matthews
Tom London ...
Andrew Coleman
George M. Carleton ...
Doctor Blodgett
Bud Geary ...
Fred Haskins
Jeanne Staff ...
Night Club Singer
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Jean Lowell, an unsophisticated girl who has spent all of her life on a farm, is about to marry Ben Coleman, a neighboring young farmer, but an automobile crash interrupts the wedding. Crash-victims Lance Marlowe and Perry Borden )are carried in the house and the wedding is postponed. At first sight of Lance, Jean falls in love with him. In a few days, fully recovered, the two men return to New York. Ben releases Jean from their engagement and Aunt Sarah gives the girl her life savings to make possible a trip to New York, New York. Arriving in the big city, Jean stays at a fine hotel, acquires a fine wardrobe and, with Lance, visits all the places she has read about. She is blissfully happy , completely unaware that Perry and Lance are notorious jewel thieves. Trapped through an uncut diamond he has given Jean, to be set in an engagement ring, Lance and Perry, in attempting to elude the police, wreck their car and are killed. Jean, too proud to go home, remains in New York and obtains... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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wedding | farm | engagement | wreck | hotel | See more »

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DO WOMEN KNOW THEIR OWN HEARTS? The one didn't until almost too late!

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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10 September 1945 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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If You're in Love, You're Lucky
Written by Frank Loesser
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This one lost something in the translation.

Gretel goes to the big city. Hansel follows.

Jean Lowell (Lynne Roberts), an unsophisticated girl who has spent all of her life on a farm, is about to marry Ben Coleman (William Terry), a neighboring young farmer, but an automobile crash interrupts the wedding. Crash-victims Lance Marlowe (Peter Cookson) and Perry Borden (Jerome Cowan)are carried in the house and the wedding (of Hansel and Gretel) is postponed. At first sight of Lance, Jean falls in love with him. In a few days, fully recovered, the two men return to New York. Ben releases Jean from their engagement and Aunt Sarah (Esther Dale) gives the girl her life savings to make possible a trip to New York, New York. Arriving in the big city, Jean stays at a fine hotel, acquires a fine wardrobe and, with Lance, visits all the places she has read about. She is blissfully happy , completely unaware that Perry and Lance are notorious jewel thieves.

Trapped through an uncut diamond he has given Jean, to be set in an engagement ring, Lance and Perry, in attempting to elude the police, wreck their car and are killed.

Jean, too proud to go home, remains in New York and obtains work. Hansel, suspecting that something is wrong, seeks her out, and, together, they return to the farm.

Hmmm...two main characters enter stage left via an automobile wreck and, 45 minutes later, ironically exit stage right via another automobile wreck? Reads like Baum to me.


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