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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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SHE WANTED TO BE HIS WIFE...NOT HIS WIDOW! (original half-sheet poster-all caps) 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Helen Twelvetrees sued, claiming that the film was based on her and her actor and stuntman husband Jack Woody's life story. She won her case in January 1943 but was awarded only $1,100 ($16,750 in 2019). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, the plane Steve gets into on the ground has a partially white tail with a scalloped design. However, the model used for the plane in flight has a solid-colored tail. 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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Stunt men doing stunts in Hollywood
7 November 2003 | by buxSee all my reviews

This is a rather light tale of a Hollywood stuntman that falls in love with a big name actress and still wants to pursue his risky career. The little women gives him a choice-the stunts or her. He chooses the stunts and still manages to get her. A nice inside look at how Hollywood wanted the public to think the movies were made, circa 1940.


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