Buried Alive

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"Love finds its way... behind the gates of prison!"
  • NR
  • 1939
  • 1 hr 13 min
  • 4.6  (209)

Buried Alive is a 1939 American drama film directed by Victor Halperin and starring the likes of Beverly Roberts, Robert Wilcox, and Paul McVey. The film is about a woman named Lynn (played by Roberts) who marries a wealthy man, John (played by McVey), without realizing that he's a sociopath who's only interested in controlling her.

Despite her own misgivings about John's unusual behavior, Lynn reluctantly marries him, hoping that she can change him. But soon after the wedding, John becomes increasingly possessive and paranoid. Lynn's desperate attempts to leave John only lead to more violence and she finds herself trapped in a life that has become a living nightmare.

At the same time, another man named Brad (played by Wilcox), who is deeply in love with Lynn, also becomes ensnared in John's twisted web. John convinces Brad that Lynn doesn't want to see him anymore and that she's gone abroad. But Brad soon discovers the truth about John's deceptions and his attempts to control and isolate Lynn.

As the story progresses, Lynn finds herself feeling more and more like she's slowly being buried alive. She is trapped in a loveless marriage with a man who is not what he seems, and who is increasingly becoming more hostile and abusive towards her. Brad, meanwhile, is determined to rescue Lynn and takes huge risks to try and get her out of John's clutches.

The film has a sense of almost suffocating suspense as we watch Lynn struggle to regain her freedom while John's grip on her seems to tighten with each passing day. The performances of the actors throughout are stunning; Roberts, Wilcox, and McVey all bring a depth of emotion to their roles that is truly remarkable.

Overall, Buried Alive is a haunting and powerful film that explores themes of control, isolation, and abuse within relationships. While it was made over 80 years ago, its message is still relevant today, as many people continue to suffer in abusive relationships. The film is a stark reminder that even in a seemingly perfect relationship, things may not always be what they seem, and that sometimes the only way out is to fight for your freedom.

Buried Alive is a 1939 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 13 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6.

Buried Alive
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    1 hr 13 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    4.6  (209)