Because of You

Synopsis: Blonde 'doll' Christine Carroll finds too late that her fiancée Mike is a gangster and she's his unwitting accessory. Emerging from prison with dark hair and an interest in nursing, she becomes a nurse's aide in a war hospital where her good looks quickly arouse the interest of battle-fatigued, 'melancholic' patient Steve Kimberly. When it's clear that Steve has fallen hard, she faces the dilemma of what and when to tell him. Her decision has melodramatic consequences...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Joseph Pevney
Production: New Concorde Home Entertainment
95 min

Gee Mike, you're a dreamy dancer.

A swell party, Mike.

I wish you and your doll didn't have a

place to go. We'd make a night of it.

Mike don't need no help from us.

Good luck to both of you.

Thank the lady, Chris.

- Oh sure. Thanks honey.

I was just so excited.

Why shouldn't you be?

We don't get married every day.

I'm a little excited myself. That's why

I think we should have another drink.

Sure. Anything you say, Mike.

Mike sells this stuff, baby.

If he drinks it, it must be okay.

Come on, honey. Let's dance.

Honey, you did tell the judge we'd

be there at 10 o'clock? They said ..

It's bad luck to be late

at your own wedding.

Don't you worry. We'll get there.

I can't walk out of my own party, can I?

Okay Mike, anything you say.

Here comes Frank now.

I'll pay him, then we'll sneak out.

Oh thanks.

- A guy just phoned.

He said:
"tell Mike Monroe to get

rid of it". Then he hangs up on me.

Can you make head or tail of that?

It must be some practical joker who

knew I was on my way to get married.

Thanks, Frank.

Something wrong, honey?

- No.

Well .. what is it?

Listen close to what

I'm going to tell you.

It's very important for both of us.

- Yeah, sure, honey.

Put this in your purse.

Leave your coat here. Head to

the powder room. - Yeah.

Head for the street and wait

in the car until I join you.

But gee Mike, I was ..

- Trust me, honey.

Trust me.

If there is any trouble,

you won't be involved.

What kind of trouble?

- Now just do like I say.


Yes, sure I will.

Mike Monroe?


Take it easy, Miss.

Are you Mike Monroe's girl?


- Is this his car?


Let me see that bag.

Well, surprise, surprise.

You are under arrest, Miss.

Okay. Life begins.

Good evening Mrs Colman.

- Hello, Chris. Sit down.

How is Christine doing

here in the hospital?

With a little time, I could make

a good nurse out of her.

Oh, no thanks.

A year and a half is enough.

Is this what you're studying?

No, I'm cramming for

my high-school exams.

I want to take a diploma

with me when I leave here.

Well .. well, I never

made it at the time.

You are fortunate, Christine.

Some of the inmates don't

use the time that you have.

Now in a few weeks,

you'll be on the outside.

And as long as you seem

to have an aptitude for this.

I'm going to have your parole officer

get you in a hospital as a nurse's aide.

Would you like that?


I like you, Chris.

I'll see what I can do.

[ Singing:

"Can't refuse, great big soldier."

"Can't refuse handsome sailor."

"Can't refuse a two-fisted marine."

"Feel her and hold her steady."

"Make with the lips."

"Close your eyes now. Are you ready?"

"Big surprise now. Guess what?"

"Give me your .. kiss."

More, more!

I haven't had my walk yet today.

I'll take you for one later.

Later it will be too cool

or dark or raining.

Naps are for kids.

I warn you I won't be able to sleep.

I'll sure feel sorry for your

children when you have them.

Making them take naps on

a nice Sunday afternoon.

Tomorrow will be a nice day too.

Alright Major. Take off your slippers.

Can't reach.

I bet your mother sure spoiled you.

I've been looking for someone

to take her place ever since.

Don't look at me.

There you go.

There. How is that?


Nice and warm.

You are a stern, mean, unrelenting,

unbending, dominating female.

So long.

Hey, you forgot my back-rub.

Oh you'll get one tonight.

But the night aide is a dog.

Name your price. I'll give

you a lifelong job doing this.

You may have to. If anyone catches

me doing this, I'll need a job.

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Ketti Frings

Ketti Frings (28 February 1909 – 11 February 1981) was an American author, playwright, and screenwriter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1958. more…

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