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I'd Give My Life (1936)

PG | | Drama | 14 August 1936 (USA)
The movie, like the play "The Noose" on which it is based, is the story of a young man sentenced to be hanged for murdering a racketeer because, in order to protect others whom he admires, ... See full summary »


Edwin L. Marin


George O'Neil (screenplay), H.H. Van Loan (based on the play: "The Noose" by) | 2 more credits »

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Complete credited cast:
Guy Standing ... Governor John Bancroft (as Sir Guy Standing)
Frances Drake ... Mary Reyburn
Tom Brown ... Nickie Elkins
Janet Beecher ... Governor's wife
Robert Gleckler ... Buck Gordon
Helen Lowell ... Mrs. Bancroft, Sr.
Paul Hurst ... Conly
Charles C. Wilson ... Warden
Charles Richman ... Attorney Bill Chase
Thomas E. Jackson ... Doyle (as Tom Jackson)
Charles Judels


The movie, like the play "The Noose" on which it is based, is the story of a young man sentenced to be hanged for murdering a racketeer because, in order to protect others whom he admires, he refuses to offer justification for the killing, either in court or afterward. Everyone involved wants the sentence to be commuted, but the law is implacable. Written by William Helton

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The dramatic story of a boy's loyalty to the mother he has never known...




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Release Date:

14 August 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Noose See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The aircraft the boy flies at the beginning to show off to his girl is a Monocoupe 90, registration NC192K, which apparently also appears in Flying Down to Rio. The aircraft he buzzes appears to be a DC-2. See more »


Remake of The Noose (1928) See more »


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Written by Con Conrad and Herb Magidson
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Some Great Performances
23 July 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Tom Brown kills gangster Robert Gleckler. He confesses. During his trial, his only statement is "He deserved to die." Apparently this isn't Texas, because while everyone in the state agrees with that, the law is the law and the youngster must hang. No one wants to do it, not the governor, not his wife, not the warden or the guards at the prison (which seems to be next door to the governor's mansion, which in turn has no security: very odd). However, since Brown will offer no further statement, and wants to get it over with, the governor's hands are tied. Brown will hang on schedule.

It's based on a play by H.H. Van Loan and Willard Mack, and it is filled with some fine actors giving excellent performances. Paul Hurst, Janet Beecher, Guy Standing, all of them are performers who knew how to act. Gleckler is a treat as the gangster that Brown kills. Although director Edwin L, Marin and cinematographer Ira Morgan don't open it much, it doesn't need a cinematic treatment. It's got a script and a cast that are fascinating by themselves.

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