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I'd Give My Life (1936)

I'd Give My Life

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Previously filmed in 1928, the old Willard Mack stage melodrama The Noose was updated and streamlined in 1936 as I'd Give My Life. Hoping that his son Nick (Tom Brown) will follow in his footsteps, jaded gangster-gambler Buck Gordon (Robert Gleckler) arranges to have the boy thrown into reform school. The kid is saved from a life of crime when Buck's ex-wife (Janet Beecher) marries Governor Bancroft (Sir Guy Standing). Enraged that his plans have been thwarted, Buck blackmails his former wife, threatening to reveal her shady past to her present husband. Rushing to his mother's defense, Nick shoots and kills Buck then refuses to explain his motives -- even as he is sentenced to hang for his crime. Frances Drake co-stars as Nick's sweetheart Mary, the role played on Broadway by Barbara Stanwyck.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: George O'Neil, Ben Ryan
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Paramount Pictures

Cast

Guy Standing
as Governor John Bancro...
Frances Drake
as Mary Reyburn
Tom Brown
as Nickie Elkins
Janet Beecher
as Governor's Wife
Robert Gleckler
as Buck Gordon
Helen Lowell
as Mrs. Bancroft Sr.
Charles Richman
as Attorney Chase
Robert Elliott
as Powell (uncredited)
William Burress
as (uncredited)
Corbet Morris
as (uncredited)
Franklin Parker
as (uncredited)
James C. Eagles
as (uncredited)
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