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I'll Wait for You (1941)

Passed | | Drama , Romance | 16 May 1941 (USA)
A remake of Robert Montgomery's 1934 hit Hide-Out, this superb film directed by Robert B. Sinclair (known for his classic Broadway productions of The Philadelphia Story, Dodsworth and Pride... See full summary »


Robert B. Sinclair


Mauri Grashin (story), Guy Trosper (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Sterling ... Jonathan 'Jack' / 'Lucky' Wilson
Marsha Hunt ... Pauline Miller
Virginia Weidler ... Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Miller
Paul Kelly ... Police Lieutenant 'Mac' McFarley
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Miller
Henry Travers ... Mr. Miller
Don Costello ... Police Sergeant Brent
Carol Hughes ... Sally Travers
Reed Hadley ... Tony Berolli
Ben Welden ... Dr. Anderson (as Ben Weldon)
Theodore von Eltz ... Cassell (as Theodore Von Eltz)
Leon Belasco ... Mr. Lapagos, the Tailor
Mitchell Lewis ... Alfred 'Al'
Joe Yule ... Little 'Butch'
Eddie Hart Eddie Hart ... Joseph 'Joe'


A remake of Robert Montgomery's 1934 hit Hide-Out, this superb film directed by Robert B. Sinclair (known for his classic Broadway productions of The Philadelphia Story, Dodsworth and Pride and Prejudice) creates a mesmerizing dance between innocence and a life gone wrong. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

16 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man from the City See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's initial telecast in Philadelphia took place Saturday 19 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in Los Angeles it was first aired 21 September 1959 on KTTV (Channel 11), in San Francisco 3 July 1960 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, in New York City 7 June 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


Police Lieutenant 'Mac' McFarley: I'll save these for when you get out.
[Holding rabbits]
Jonathan 'Jack': Yeah. Yeah, just those two. You can keep the rest.
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Remake of Hide-Out (1934) See more »


A Lesson in Latin
Music by Al Siegel
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Sung by Carol Hughes at the nightclub
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The Farmer's Daughter
29 October 2017 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Though Hunt and Weidler make a strong impression, the movie itself doesn't. It's entertaining enough as a programmer, but the sum total lacks impact. Seems gangster Lucky (Sterling) has to flee from cops and the city to hide out in the countryside. Trouble is he's shot on the way and is taken in by a genial farm family who knows nothing about his past, which he hides from them. Meanwhile, he's captivated by the family's charmingly innocent daughter (Hunt). Thus begins a slow process of reform as Lucky discovers a more fulfilling way of life. Despite his mellowing out, however, the city cops are still looking for him.

Sterling tries hard but lacks the gravitas of the gangster part. He's likable but without the complexity the part calls for. Thus attention shifts to Hunt and the spunky Weidler. On the other hand, catch the Runyonesque Ben Weidler as a doctor, no less. I don't think his degree came from Harvard. All in all, an underlying message does seem present. Namely, that good honest farm work and its uncomplicated people are a good tonic for corrupt city ways. At least, that appears the upshot. Of course, you don't have to agree to be entertained, especially by the marvelous Hunt and the lively Weidler. At the same time, I'm glad Sterling found his forte in the Topper TV series where his natural likability was enough.

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