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Nobody Lives Forever (1946)

Ex-GI Nick Blake gets involved in a scheme to fleece a rich young widow, but finds himself falling for her for real, much to the displeasure of his racketeer cohorts.

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Pop Gruber
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Toni Blackburn
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Doc Ganson
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Al Doyle
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Chet King
Richard Gaines ...
Charles Manning
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Bellboy, The Marwood Arms (as Dick Erdman)
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Shake Thomas
Ralph Peters ...
Windy Mather
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Railroad Conductor (scenes deleted)
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Ex-GI Nick Blake gets involved in a scheme to fleece a rich young widow, but finds himself falling for her for real, much to the displeasure of his racketeer cohorts. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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1 November 1946 (USA)  »

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Amor de Salvação  »

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Trivia

Humphrey Bogart refused the role of Nick Blake. See more »

Goofs

As Pop is proposing the con on the widow to Nick and Al, the same couple (a blonde and a man in a vertically striped robe) walks past the window along the beach from right to left twice. See more »

Quotes

Nick Blake: [First Lines]
[voice-over]
Nick Blake: This was the view from my window in the Army hospital on Governor's Island.
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Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Dreams, Sweetheart
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Played at Toni's nightclub
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An ex-soldier finds returning to his old life of swindling difficult
31 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Geraldine Fitzgerald gets the glamor treatment here as a young widow about to be bilked by ex-soldier John Garfield in this post-war film. Both stars give wonderful performances and are ably supported by a neat cast consisting of Walter Brennan, Faye Emerson, George Coulouris, George Tobias, and Richard Gaines. Garfield, an experienced con man, comes back from the war changed. Drawn into a scheme to con a rich widow, he finds himself falling for her instead.

The stars are lovely together, and the film has a rich atmosphere throughout, each setting clearly defining the moment. The nightclub scenes evoke the '40s postwar feeling, the California scenes are bright and sunny, and the scenes on the pier are spooky and dense with fog. A very good film.


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