Nobody Lives Forever (1946)





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A disillusioned soldier returns from WW II to find himself unable to resume his dubious career as a con-man and gambler. He is also flat broke as his girl friend has stolen all his cash and taken up with another. Alone, disenfranchise and utterly broke, his thoughts turn to vengeance. After forcing those who commandeered his gambling operation to pay for his portion, the vet heads for sunny California. There he meets his former mentor who tries to interest the youth in an elaborate new con involving a wealthy young widow. The deal is that he will seduce he out of her money and then split the money with his partners. But the plan changes when the soldier falls in love with the girl. Unfortunately, his femme-fatale of an ex-girl friend shows up to complicate matters by telling the vet's partners that he is planing a double-cross.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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John Garfield
as Nick Blake
Geraldine Fitzgerald
as Gladys Halvorsen
Walter Brennan
as Pop Gruber
George Coulouris
as Doc Ganson
George Tobias
as Al Doyle
Robert Shayne
as Chet King
Richard Gaines
as Charles Manning
Richard Erdman
as Bellboy
James Flavin
as Shake Thomas
Ralph Peters
as Windy Mather
Alex Havier
as Telesfero
Roger Neury
as Headwaiter
Jack Chefe
as Waiter
Rudy Friml
as Orchestra Leader
Fred Kelsey
as Railroad Conductor
Albert von Antwerp
as Tough Waiter
Charles Sullivan
as Bartender/Waiter
J. Alex Havier
as Telesfero
Paul Power
as Hotel Clerk
Virginia Patton
as Switchboard Operator
Albert Van Antwerp
as Tough Waiter
Robert Arthur
as Bellhop
Marion Martin
as Blonde
Cyril Ring
as Blonde's Escort
William Forrest
as Mr. Johnson
Grady Sutton
as Counterman
Adrian Droeshout
as Man at Slot Machine
Joel Friedkin
as Storekeeper
Lee Phelps
as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Nobody Lives Forever

All Critics (1)

A melodrama directed by Jean Negulesco with film noir style.

Full Review… | April 29, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Nobody Lives Forever

Not strictly noir although it has components of the genre this is a solid drama. More of a hybrid of noir and gangster flick with an excellent cast lead by the exemplary Garfield and Geraldine Fitzgerald.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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they classify this as 'noir' sorry i totally disagree with that but hey I still really love this pic as garfield and they usual all star WB cast make this one go

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Gregory Wood

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