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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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Storyline

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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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

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

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

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played by the band in the Lonesome Club for the wedding
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it's an episode
15 August 2001 | by bl-11See all my reviews

The entire film uses that hectic non-stop dialogue style that was far more frequent in the black and white days. It makes it kind of difficult to feel involved, more like you are watching a comedy show than a film. And the means with which the main story is introduced, in the same blase fashion, doesn't lend it any gravity. In the end you feel you have watched a long episode of an old sit-com.


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