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Let Us Live (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 21 July 1939 (France)
Two innocent men are wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The fiance of one of them convinces a police detective of their innocence, and together they try to find the real ... See full summary »

Director:

John Brahm

Writers:

Anthony Veiller (screen play), Allen Rivkin (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Mary Roberts
Henry Fonda ... 'Brick' Tennant
Ralph Bellamy ... Lieutenant Everett
Alan Baxter ... Joe Linden
Stanley Ridges ... District Attorney
Henry Kolker ... Chief of Police
George Lynn ... Joe Taylor (as Peter Lynn)
George Douglas George Douglas ... Ed Walsh
Phillip Trent ... Frank Burke (as Philip Trent)
Martin Spellman ... Jimmy Dugan
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Two innocent men are wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The fiance of one of them convinces a police detective of their innocence, and together they try to find the real killer before the men's execution date. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A Magnificent Drama For All The People Who Make Up America! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1939 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Laissez-nous vivre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia Pictures chief Harry Cohn had planned a bigger production, but after much political pressure from Massachusetts the film's budget and publicity were scaled down considerably. See more »

Connections

References Tassels in the Air (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
(1808) (uncredited)
Music traditional
Played on a phonograph in death row
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Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Sullivan
5 July 2014 | by marthawilcox1831See all my reviews

It's always good watching Maureen O'Sullivan before she went on to act in the 'Tarzan' films, and it is nice seeing her act alongside of Henry Fonda. It would've been good to see her in a film with Cary Grant. This film has shades of 'The Wrong Man' which Fonda would do seventeen years later with Hitchcock, but 'The Wrong Man' is the better film. Unfortunately, I don't think this is a good film even though it has a good cast. Whereas 'The Wrong Man' was cinematic, this film is not. Fonda didn't need to scream and shout in 'The Wrong Man' because you knew exactly what he was feeling through the music and Robert Burks' cinematography. Here, Fonda has to scream and shout to let you know what he is feeling. That's not cinema. That's theatre.


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