For You I Die (1947)





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For You I Die was one of several atmospheric melodramas released by the short-lived firm of Film Classics. Escaping from the law, convict Johnny Coulter (Paul Langton) seeks refuge in a remote tourist camp. Here he falls in love with Hope Novak (Cathy Downs), who is instrumental in his ultimate decision to turn honest. In "Grand Hotel" fashion, the main story is fleshed out by a stunning variety of supporting characters, including the misanthropic Alec Shaw (Mischa Auer), the trashy Georgie (Jane Weeks) and the philosophical Smitty (Roman Bohnen). Though stereotypes abound in For You I Die, the film is strangely compelling nonetheless.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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Paul Langton
as Johnny Coulter
Cathy Downs
as Hope Novak
Mischa Auer
as Alec Shaw
Roman Bohnen
as Smitty
Jane Weeks
as Georgie
Marion Kerby
as Maggie Dillon
Don C. Harvey
as Gruber
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Gem of a Poverty Row film noir.

Full Review… | May 13, 2014
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Decent b-movie, but the drama is melodramatic than tense, and this undermines the main character's story as he becomes entangled with the women of the tourist camp as opposed to focusing on his destination now that he has escaped from jail, however unwilling he was to leave in the first place.

Luke W
Luke W

The title alone is WAY overstated, an exaggeration of the plot. Our lead male actor DOES say this in the film. But this involving story is still worthy of watching and touching as well. [img][/img] "A young convict,Johnny Coulter, serving as a trusty 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 See it all at: Cast overview: Cathy Downs ... Hope Novak Paul Langton ... Johnny Coulter Mischa Auer ... Alec Shaw Roman Bohnen ... Smitty Jane Weeks ... Georgie Marian Kerby ... Maggie Dillon Rory Mallinson ... Mac Charles Waldron Jr. ... Jerry Don C. Harvey ... Gruber (as Don Harvey) Director: John Reinhardt Writer: Robert Presnell Sr. (original screenplay)

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