WHILE I LIVE (1947)
Article 2441 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 12-7-2007
Posting Date: 4-18-2008
Directed by John Harlow
Featuring Sonia Dresdel, Carol Raye, Tom Walls
An old woman believes that an amnesiac who appears unexpectedly at her house is really the reincarnation of her dead sister.
My print of this movie runs just less than an hour. The time listed on IMDB is eighty-five minutes. This may explain why I found the movie somewhat confusing, so I can’t really criticize it for that. However, I wasn’t particularly impressed with what I did see; the dialogue and the script just didn’t do much for me, the acting felt indifferent to me, and I never found the story engrossing enough to really hold my attention. Still, I do feel compelled to give this one another try sometime, especially if I can find a complete version of it, though I doubt that I’ll feel much different about it.
I saw an 80 minute version and while it’s no masterpiece, it’s not bad…certainly not confusing. There is some good dialogue in there (maybe not on the print you viewed).