Nobody Lives Forever is the old gangster reformation theme. John Garfield is seen as a drafted mobster being released after years in the service and with plenty of heroic medals to indicate his fighting ability. Script by W. R. Burnett [from his own novel] follows writer's bent for putting down on paper more melodramatic elements of US gang life and conmen.

Nobody Lives Forever is the old gangster reformation theme. John Garfield is seen as a drafted mobster being released after years in the service and with plenty of heroic medals to indicate his fighting ability. Script by W. R. Burnett [from his own novel] follows writer’s bent for putting down on paper more melodramatic elements of US gang life and conmen.

Garfield, intent on a long vacation from war duties, is talked into taking a wealthy widow for a large slice of her inheritance. Plot moves along towards its objective with all the obviousness of such a theme. The gangster falls for the gal he’s trying to take.

John Garfield carries most of the weight of the story on capable shoulders. His performance gives picture considerable lift.

Nobody Lives Forever

Production

Warner. Director Jean Negulesco; Producer Robert Buckner ; Screenplay W.R. Burnett; Camera Arthur Edeson; Editor Rudi Fehr ; Music Adolph Deutsch; Art Director Hugh Reticker

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1946. Running time: 100 MIN.

With

John Garfield Geraldine Fitzgerald Walter Brennan Faye Emerson George Coulouris
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