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Embraceable You (1948)

The killer 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... See full summary »


Felix Jacoves


Edna Anhalt (screenplay), Dietrich V. Hannekin (story) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Dane Clark ... Eddie Novoc
Geraldine Brooks ... Marie Willens
S.Z. Sakall ... 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 Rod Rogers ... Bernie Sallin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J. Scott Smart ... Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)


The killer 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!!!







Release Date:

July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O ypokosmos en synagermo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Sunday 28 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Portland OR Thursday 7 March 1957 on KLOR (Channel 12), and in Phoenix Tuesday 21 May 1957 on KOOL (Channel 10). See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Replaceable You (2011) See more »


Crazy Rhythm
Music by Joseph Meyer and Roger Wolfe Kahn
Played on piano at the audition
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Romance in the strangest circumstances
9 January 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

An unlikely romance develops between the wheel man of a getaway car and a pedestrian whom he hits. The wheel man is small time crook Dane Clark and the pedestrian is Geraldine Brooks. And the cupid that brings them together is a cop played by Wallace Ford.

Here's where it gets highly ludicrous Ford finds out from Dr. Douglas Kennedy that Brooks is dying of an aneurysm that has developed. He forces Ford to take care of the cynical Brooks who doesn't know that she's dying and is unhappy that there are no deep pockets she can sue because of her accident. She has no family and Clark is blackjacked into caring for her.

But as it turns out he really does start to care for her as romance develops in the strangest circumstances. Ford is hoping that by leaving Clark out there he'll find the other man in the car who is guilty of killing a gambler over a debt.

It's a strange and ludicrous plot, but Clark and Brooks actually make it work. With the strains of the Gershwin classic played at intervals during the film, I recommend Embraceable You for fans of romance films strictly.

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