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You Can't Escape Forever (1942)

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77 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

When Laurie goes to the execution of Varney and faints, she does not know that Varney gets a full pardon minutes before he fries. She calls in a story about his death and gets transferred to the Bewildered Heart Column of Prudence Maddox. ...See moreWhen Laurie goes to the execution of Varney and faints, she does not know that Varney gets a full pardon minutes before he fries. She calls in a story about his death and gets transferred to the Bewildered Heart Column of Prudence Maddox. When Mitch writes a story about Greer murdering Crowder that he cannot prove, he gets transferred from editor to Prudence Maddox. He makes Prudence very profitable for the paper, but the only way he can get the job of editor back, is to prove that Greer is a crook. Written by Tony Fontana See less
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Director
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Roy Chanslor (story) | Fred Niblo Jr. (screenplay) | Hector Chevigny (screenplay)
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Updated Oct 10, 1942

Release date
Oct 10, 1942 (United States)

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78 cast members
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George Brent
Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell   See fewer
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Brenda Marshall
Laurie Abbott Laurie Abbott   See fewer
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Gene Lockhart
Carl Robelink Carl Robelink   See fewer
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Roscoe Karns
'Mac' McTurk 'Mac' McTurk   See fewer
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Eduardo Ciannelli
Boss Greer Boss Greer   See fewer
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Paul Harvey
Maj. Turner Maj. Turner   See fewer
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Edith Barrett
Madame Lucille Madame Lucille   See fewer
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Erville Alderson
Mr. Crowder (uncredited) Mr. Crowder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernie Alexander
Roy - Bridegroom (uncredited) Roy - Bridegroom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Ames
Telephone Operator (uncredited) Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Carr
No-Neck - Greer's Henchman (uncredited) No-Neck - Greer's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peggy Carson
Ruby - Bride (uncredited) Ruby - Bride (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Warden (uncredited) Warden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don DeFore
Davis - Reporter (uncredited) Davis - Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Deslys
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John Dilson
Pop (uncredited) Pop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Downing
Varney (uncredited) Varney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Dudley
Mame (uncredited) Mame (uncredited)   See fewer
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Prison Trusty (uncredited) Prison Trusty (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lorna Dunn
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Bill Edwards
Cassidy (uncredited) Cassidy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Meeker (uncredited) Meeker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
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Newspaper Employee Taking Notes (uncredited) Newspaper Employee Taking Notes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy (uncredited) Jimmy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cummings - Greer's Lawyer (uncredited) Cummings - Greer's Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Warden's Assistant (uncredited) Warden's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Newell
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Louie - Greer's Henchman (uncredited) Louie - Greer's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Newsboy (uncredited) Newsboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Greer's Stooge (uncredited) Greer's Stooge (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 158 votes