I'd Give My Life

I'd Give My Life

Director: Edwin L. Marin Cast: Guy Standing, Frances Drake, Tom Brown


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Previously filmed in 1928, the old Willard Mack stage melodrama The Noose was updated and streamlined in 1936 as I'd Give My Life. Hoping that his son Nick (Tom Brown) will follow in his footsteps, jaded gangster-gambler Buck Gordon (Robert Gleckler) arranges to have the boy thrown into reform school. The kid is saved from a life of crime when Buck's ex-wife (Janet Beecher) marries Governor Bancroft (Sir Guy Standing). Enraged that his plans have been thwarted, Buck blackmails his former wife, threatening to reveal her shady past to her present husband. Rushing to his mother's defense, Nick shoots and kills Buck then refuses to explain his motives -- even as he is sentenced to hang for his crime. Frances Drake co-stars as Nick's sweetheart Mary, the role played on Broadway by Barbara Stanwyck.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2012
UPC: 0089218672698
Original Release: 1936
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Guy Standing Gov. Bancroft
Frances Drake Mary Reyburn
Tom Brown Nickie Elkins
Janet Beecher Mrs. Bancroft
Robert Gleckler Buck Gordon
Helen Lowell Mrs. Bancroft, Sr.
Paul Hurst Conly
Charles Wilson Warden
Charles Richman Attorney Chase
William Burress Actor
James C. Eagles Actor
Robert Elliott Actor
Thomas E. Jackson Actor
Charles Judels Actor
Corbet Morris Actor
Franklin Parker Actor

Technical Credits
Edwin L. Marin Director
Con Conrad Songwriter
Herb Magidson Songwriter
Duncan Mansfield Editor
Ira Morgan Cinematographer
George O'Neil Screenwriter
Richard A. Rowland Producer
Ben Ryan Screenwriter

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