Nobody Lives Forever (1946)

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Ex-GI Nick Blake gets involved in a scheme to fleece a rich, young widow, but finds himself falling for her, much to the displeasure of his racketeer cohorts.


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  • John Garfield and George Tobias in Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
  • John Garfield and Geraldine Fitzgerald in Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
  • John Garfield and Geraldine Fitzgerald in Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
  • John Garfield and Faye Emerson in Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
  • Walter Brennan and John Garfield in Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
  • Faye Emerson in Nobody Lives Forever (1946)

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4 March 2008 | ilprofessore-1
The Genius of W.R. Burnett
Of all the Hollywood writers now associated with classic film noir --among them James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler & Dashell Hammett— the least known and perhaps least appreciated is W.R. Burnett who was responsible for the story and often the screenplay of a number of film crime classics, among them the films Scarface, Little Caesar, High Sierra and Asphalt Jungle. Burnett's dialog is as sharp and tough as the others, and he often displays a finer insight and even greater sympathy for the criminal mind than the others whose stories feature and sometimes romanticize the hard-boiled detective. This excellently directed and photographed film tells the story of a charming con-man, perfectly played by John Garfield, who falls for the widow he is trying to cheat. The petty crooks who people his world played by a superb cast of character actors (George Coulouris, Walter Brennan, George Tobias) are all clearly drawn and don't resemble the usual cliché gang members of other films. Burnett obviously knew this world better than his colleagues.

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