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You Can't Escape Forever (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 10 October 1942 (USA)
When Laurie goes to the execution of Varney and faints, she does not know that Varney gets a full pardon minutes before he fries. She calls in a story about his death and gets transferred ... See full summary »

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Jo Graham

Writers:

Roy Chanslor (story), Fred Niblo Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Brent ... Steve Mitchell
Brenda Marshall ... Laurie Abbott
Gene Lockhart ... Carl Robelink
Roscoe Karns ... 'Mac' McTurk
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Boss Greer
Paul Harvey ... Maj. Turner
Edith Barrett ... Madame Lucille
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When Laurie goes to the execution of Varney and faints, she does not know that Varney gets a full pardon minutes before he fries. She calls in a story about his death and gets transferred to the Bewildered Heart Column of Prudence Maddox. When Mitch writes a story about Greer murdering Crowder that he cannot prove, he gets transferred from editor to Prudence Maddox. He makes Prudence very profitable for the paper, but the only way he can get the job of editor back, is to prove that Greer is a crook. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You Can't Escape Romance See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Mills and Vera Lewis are in casting call lists for unspecified roles in this movie, but were not seen. See more »

Goofs

When Laurie pushes Steve into a chair in his office, he lands with one leg over an arm of the chair. But, in the next shot, both of his legs are in the chair. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: I remember our first Prudence Maddox - started this column twenty-two years ago. She felt the same way you do. Thought she'd end up in an asylum.
Laurie Abbott: Where is she now?
Jimmy: In an asylum.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are on sheets of paper being placed in someone's In-Box.. See more »

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Remake of Love Is on the Air (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
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Wonderful 'B' feature
7 October 2004 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

You Can't Escape Forever is an odd duck: it's a bottom of the bill second feature that successfully blends comedy, romance, gangsters, and old dark house thrills. George Brent plays the crusading editor of a local paper out to put the kibosh on the activities of a local black marketeer, played to absolute perfection by Edward Cianelli, surely one of the least appreciated heavies of Hollywood history. Brent is aided by lady love/gal reporter Brenda Marshall and comic foil Roscoe Karns, and the film manages to take in a trip to the Death House, a deserted columbarium, and a lonely hearts club apparently modeled after Conan Doyle's Red Headed League. There are some very well choreographed action sequences and beautiful cinematography by James Van Trees and Tony Gaudio, the masters of low budget photography. If you like 'B' features, you will be more than satisfied with You Can't Escape Forever--even if the title seems somewhat inappropriate considering that villain Varney (Joe Downing), in an apparent oversight by Joseph Breen's office, actually DOES escape the chair!


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