For You I Die (1947)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 17, 1947 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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bad-guy-turns-good, camp, convict, criminal, escape, escaped-convict, fugitive, hidden, hideout, inspiration, life-of-crime, love, meeting, on-the-run, past, prison, reform [improve], tourist