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Flight from Destiny (1941)

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75 min | Drama, Film-Noir

After philosophy Professor Todhunter is told he has 6 months left to live, he is barred from teaching by his college so there won't be a scandal if he drops dead in class. Discussing a hypothetical man with 6 months to live with a group of...See moreAfter philosophy Professor Todhunter is told he has 6 months left to live, he is barred from teaching by his college so there won't be a scandal if he drops dead in class. Discussing a hypothetical man with 6 months to live with a group of friends, Todhunter asks each what he'd do in his last 6 months. One says he'd commit a "social murder" kill someone who is not a criminal but without whom society would be better off. The professor obsesses on the idea and actually comes across a situation involving two of his friends where he thinks it would be a good idea to act on his obsession. Written by Ron Kerrigan See less
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Writers
Barry Trivers (screen play) | Anthony Berkeley (from a story by)
Composer
Heinz Roemheld (as H. Roemheld)
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Updated Feb 8, 1941

Release date
Feb 8, 1941 (United States)

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43 cast members
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Geraldine Fitzgerald
Betty Farroway Betty Farroway   See fewer
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Thomas Mitchell
Professor Henry Todhunter Professor Henry Todhunter   See fewer
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Jeffrey Lynn
Michael Farroway Michael Farroway   See fewer
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James Stephenson
Dr. Lawrence Stevens Dr. Lawrence Stevens   See fewer
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Mona Maris
Ketti Moret Ketti Moret   See fewer
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Jonathan Hale
District Attorney District Attorney   See fewer
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David Bruce
Saunders Saunders   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
Dean Somers Dean Somers   See fewer
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Mary Gordon
Martha Martha   See fewer
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John Eldredge
Peterson Peterson   See fewer
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Hardie Albright
Ferrers Ferrers   See fewer
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William Forrest
Prentiss Prentiss   See fewer
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William Hopper
Travin (as DeWolf Hopper) Travin (as DeWolf Hopper)   See fewer
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Frank Reicher
Edvaard Kreindling Edvaard Kreindling   See fewer
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Willie Best
George George   See fewer
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George Campeau
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Lucia Carroll
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Bess Flowers
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Wedgwood Nowell
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Sam Ash
Desk Clerk at Club (uncredited) Desk Clerk at Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Ashley
Young Man Saying 'She Walked Out on Me' (uncredited) Young Man Saying 'She Walked Out on Me' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Romaine Callender
Psychiatrist (uncredited) Psychiatrist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Eddy - Head Keeper (uncredited) Eddy - Head Keeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephen Chase
Walter Sender (uncredited) Walter Sender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Edmonds
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Gargan
Hotel Doorman (uncredited) Hotel Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Cab Driver #1 (uncredited) Cab Driver #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hamilton
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Jailer (uncredited) Jailer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Kipling
Elderly Man Saying 'She Took Every Cent I Had' (uncredited) Elderly Man Saying 'She Took Every Cent I Had' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Manart Kippen
Det. Fereti (uncredited) Det. Fereti (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Lloyd
Extra Walking Out of Hotel (uncredited) Extra Walking Out of Hotel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Evelyn Mulhall
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Inez Palange
Mrs. Moraciagos (uncredited) Mrs. Moraciagos (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Panzer
Jim's Cafe Waiter (uncredited) Jim's Cafe Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexis Smith
Young Woman Saying 'I Wish She Was Dead' (uncredited) Young Woman Saying 'I Wish She Was Dead' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Stanley
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rolla Stewart
Ketti's Daughter (uncredited) Ketti's Daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rafael Storm
Monsieur Lascaut (uncredited) Monsieur Lascaut (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elliott Sullivan
Cab Driver #2 (uncredited) Cab Driver #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 161 votes