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I'm Still Alive (1940)

Steve Bennett is a daring flier who crashes airplanes for the movies, and Laura Marley is an arrogant movie star who is transformed into a very likable woman when she marries Steve. But she... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Reis

Writers:

Edmund H. North (story) (as Edmund North), Edmund H. North (screenplay) (as Edmund North)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kent Taylor ... Steve Bennett
Linda Hayes ... Laura Marley
Howard Da Silva ... Red Garvey (as Howard da Silva)
Ralph Morgan ... Producer Walter Blake
Don Dillaway ... Tommy Briggs
Clay Clement ... Roger, First Director
Fred Niblo ... Fred-Third Director
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alec Craig ... Mr. Briggs (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Steve Bennett is a daring flier who crashes airplanes for the movies, and Laura Marley is an arrogant movie star who is transformed into a very likable woman when she marries Steve. But she, fearing for his life, at her insistence Steve abandons his risky profession and seeks a less-hazardous livelihood...but can't find one. And since he's not the type to depend on his wife to support him, their marriage goes aground. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Devil-may-care stunt man and buzz-saw movie queen! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stunt Man See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the airplanes Steve is shown barnstorming in is a relatively rare Fleet Model 2, registration NC404K. Only 203 were built. This plane was registered until 1956. See more »

Goofs

When Steve is giving Red some advice on the flying stunt, Red has a cigarette in his mouth. But, in the next shot, a close-up of just the two of them, the cigarette disappears. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Arena: The Orson Welles Story - Part 1 (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

(Oh My Darling) Clementine
(1884)
Music by Percy Montrose
Lyrics by H.S. Thompson (1863)
(from "Down By the River Lived a Maiden")
Played on a radio and sung by Kent Taylor and Linda Hayes
Hummed and sung a cappella by Kent Taylor often
Played on piano by Linda Hayes and sung by party guests
Played as background music often
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It was an easy case to prove.
17 July 2014 | by horn-5See all my reviews

Over in Trivia there is this little note: Actress Helen Twelvetrees sued, claiming that the film was based on her life story. She won her case.

It would have taken a really bad lawyer to lose the case. RKO was on record of making the claim. On page six of the pressbook sent to the theatre exhibitors, there was a long publicity story , for use in local newspapers when the film was showing in their towns. It told of the many stunt men who were involved (in actual roles and stunts) on "I'm Still Alive." Mentioned were Allen Pomeroy. George Magrill, Cliff Bergere, Art Dupuis, Cy Slocom and several others. And, about half-way through the long ready-to-be printed (and it was) story was this paragraph from RKO's publicity department: "Strangely enough, every one of them is married, and most of them own their own homes. It is a fetish with these men who lead such hazardous lives to run no bills, to pay cash for everything they buy. They had fun on the picture which, they say, is based on a true story of one of their number, the romance a few years ago between the former star, Helen Twelvetrees, and stuntman Jack Woody."

She might have overlooked it. if they hadn't called her a former star.


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