Escape Me Never (1947)

Escape Me Never (1947)





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Based on a play and novel by Margaret Kennedy, Escape Me Never is a remake of the same-named 1935 British film. Largely set in Italy, the story concerns the relationship between poverty-stricken musician Sebastian Dunbrok (Errol Flynn) and unwed mother Gemma Smith (Ida Lupino). Suspecting that her fiancé, Caryl (Gig Young), Sebastian's brother, is the father of Gemma's child, young heiress Fennella McLean (Eleanor Parker) retreats to the Italian Alps. Attempting to straighten out the situation, Sebastian finds himself falling in love with Fennella. For his brother's sake, Sebastian breaks off the relationship and marries Gemma, but while awaiting the birth of her child, he writes a heartfelt ballet score dedicated to Fennella. However, when Gemma's baby dies, the conscience-stricken Sebastian changes the dedication to his wife, whom he has learned to genuinely love. The main redeeming feature of this treacly soap opera is the stirring musical score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
Classics , Drama , Romance
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Errol Flynn
as Sebastian Dubrok
Ida Lupino
as Gemma Smith
Gig Young
as Caryl Dubrok
Eleanor Parker
as Fenella MacLean
Reginald Denny
as Ivor MacLean
Isobel Elsom
as Mrs. MacLean
Albert Basserman
as Prof. Heinrich
Ludwig Stossel
as Mr. Steinach
Milada Mladova
as Natrova
Helene Thimig
as Landlady
Frank Reicher
as Priest
Doris Lloyd
as Mrs. Cooper
Ivan Triesault
as Choreographer
Jack J. Ford
as Double for Albert Basserman
Alfredo Sabato
as Gondolier
Mario Siletti
as Gondolier
Robert St. Angelo
as Burly Servant
Leonard Mudie
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Escape Me Never

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Ill-conceived weepie romantic melodrama.

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Audience Reviews for Escape Me Never

5.5/10. Very melodramatic, actually a bit silly at times, and if it wasn’t for the terrific cast it wouldn’t be as bearable. Ida Lupino is a bit over the top though, Errol Flynn is fine though. It’s just a bit much.

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James Higgins

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