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Embraceable You (1948)

 -  Drama | Romance | Thriller  -  July 1948 (USA)
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The killer Sammy and his driver Eddie Novoc accidentally run over Marie Willens while fleeing a murder scene. The pursuing detective Matt Hethron is sure that Eddie is guilty, but he cannot... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Geraldine Brooks ...
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Sammy
Wallace Ford ...
Police Lt. Ferria
Richard Rober ...
Sig Ketch
Lina Romay ...
Libby Dennis
Douglas Kennedy ...
Dr. Wirth / Opening Off-Screen Narrator
Mary Stuart ...
Miss Purdy - Nurse
Philip Van Zandt ...
Matt Hethron, Theatrical Agent
Rod Rogers ...
Bernie Sallin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J. Scott Smart ...
Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

The killer Sammy and his driver Eddie Novoc accidentally run over Marie Willens while fleeing a murder scene. The pursuing detective Matt Hethron is sure that Eddie is guilty, but he cannot prove it. Instead of pressing his case, Hethron has Eddie begin caring for Marie who received a massive blood clot from the accident and does not have long to live. As time passes, Eddie finds himself falling in love with Marie. To raise the needed money for her care, Eddie starts blackmailing gang kingpin Sig Ketch. Written by Robert

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What a girl like this... Can do to a guy like him!!!


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July 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O ypokosmos en synagermo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Embraceable You
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Music by George Gershwin
Played during the opening credits
Also played when Eddie and Marie are dancing and run into Bernie
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Hi! This is Classic-Kate: an aficionado of classic movies.
22 February 2000 | by (Readfield, Maine) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw Embraceable You, was three years ago, when I was sixteen years old. Consequently, it was also the last time I saw it. For the past three years, I have been searching for it everywhere, with no luck. It's been a mission of mine to find it again because I loved the premise. I thought this movie was a heartbreakingly accurate portrayal of the power of love. Through the trials that pursue the leading characters, there was this powerful emotion that couldn't separate them; that couldn't weaken their desire. I found this movie to not only be a tear-jerker, but one that emanates the powerful message, that love is ever-lasting, and undying.


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