Film / I'll Wait for You
I'll Wait for You
is a heartwarming, idealistic 1941 film directed by Robert B. Sinclair, starring Robert Sterling
, Marsha Hunt
, and Virginia Weidler
The movie begins with wideboy gangster
Lucky Wilson (Sterling), who is the muscles of a gangster mob in New York
. He goes around intimidating new business owners and picking up "dames". In an attempt to escape from the police, Lucky takes a trip to Salisbury, Connecticut. On being shot, a farm family take him in and help him get better, during which time Lucky falls for the sweet farmer's daughter
Pauline Miller (Hunt). After a short romance, where Lucky neglects to mention his rough background, the police catch up with him, things start to unravel very quickly.
For the trope, see I Will Wait for You
This movie contains examples of:
- Big Applesauce
- The Chanteuse: Sally Travers. Although maybe a little more upbeat, Sally would definitely fall into this category for her costume alone!
- Deadpan Snarker: Lucky, to an extent, especially after he's been shot.
Lizzie: You're in my bed.
Lucky: Yeah? Well, I'll buy you another one.
Lizzie: Does it hurt much?
: No, it feels good!
- Dumb Blonde: Blonde in Elevator. Please don't mention the stake!
Blonde: Where are we going?
Lucky: New joint.
Lucky: I don't know, I've never been there.
Blonde: I was kinda looking forward to a stake!
Lucky: Oh, angel, I've got a lot of worries in my business. I can't stand but argue with dames, see?
Blonde: I just thought a good stake...
Lucky: Why don't you shut up.
Blonde: The stakes they got at the place I went...Lucky kisses her to stop her from talking.
- Embarrassing First Name: Lizzie really doesn't like people calling her that.
- Everybody Smokes
- Farmer's Daughter: Pauline and Lizzie
- Follow That Car: The car chase where Lucky gets shot.
- Girlish Pigtails: Lizzie
- Plucky Girl: Lizzie
- Tomboy: Lizzie