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For You I Die (1947)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 17 December 1947 (USA)
A young convict,Johnny Coulter, serving as a trustee and with only a year remaining on his sentence, is forced to participate in a prison break by one of the hardened criminals. They ... See full summary »

Director:

John Reinhardt

Writer:

Robert Presnell Sr. (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cathy Downs ... Hope Novak
Paul Langton ... Johnny Coulter
Mischa Auer ... Alec Shaw
Roman Bohnen ... Smitty
Jane Weeks Jane Weeks ... Georgie
Marian Kerby Marian Kerby ... Maggie Dillon
Mannela Callejo Mannela Callejo ... Louisa Shaw
Don C. Harvey ... Mathew 'Matt' Gruber (as Don Harvey)
Charles Waldron Jr. Charles Waldron Jr. ... Patrolman Jerry
Rory Mallinson ... Patrolman Mac
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A young convict,Johnny Coulter, serving as a trustee and with only a year remaining on his sentence, is forced to participate in a prison break by one of the hardened criminals. They separate after the break but circumstances bring them together again. Johnny and a waitress, Hope Novak, fall in love and, together, they help the law recapture the escapee and his henchmen. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Deadly...to expose! Dangerous...to oppose! Destructive...to defy! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuga Trágica See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Arpi Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Decent
2 May 2014 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

Arpi Productions only produced two movies. This one and the following year, Sophia. Both directed by the same guy.

This film is a tight production however the public domain prints are horrible. They do not appear to come from a negative but from a direct transfer -- film to film.

That's means all the grays bleed out and you are left with blacks and whites in high contrast. Not enjoyable to watch.

Too bad. For a B picture it's not half bad.

The synopsis:

A young convict,Johnny Coulter, serving as a trustee and with only a year remaining on his sentence, is forced to participate in a prison break by one of the hardened criminals.

They separate after the break but circumstances bring them together again. Johnny and a waitress, Hope Novak, fall in love and, together, they help the law recapture the escapee and his henchmen.


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