Evergreen (1934)

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Harriet Green, a beloved and radiant music hall star of the Edwardian era, has a guilty secret: She has a baby daughter, born out of wedlock. Harriet leaves her public and flees to South ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Sonnie Hale ...
Leslie Benn
Barry MacKay ...
Tommy Thompson (as Barry Mackay)
Ivor McLaren ...
Marquis of Staines (as Ivor Maclaren)
Hartley Power ...
Patrick Ludlow ...
Lord Shropshire
Betty Shale ...
Mrs. Hawkes
Marjorie Brooks ...
Marjorie Moore
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buddy Bradley ...


Harriet Green, a beloved and radiant music hall star of the Edwardian era, has a guilty secret: She has a baby daughter, born out of wedlock. Harriet leaves her public and flees to South Africa to raise her daughter quietly. The years pass, and now her daughter, Harriet Hawkes, returns to London as a young show-biz hopeful. Tommy, a wily publicity man, knowing that young Harriet is a dead ringer for her famous mother, convinces a theater producer to star her in a new revue as none other than the original Harriet Green, miraculously untouched by old age. The ruse works too well: Now the public believes Harriet is a well-preserved 60-year-old and Tommy is her son. The deception is more than merely inconvenient, because now Harriet and Tommy have secretly fallen in love. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

31 December 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sempre Viva  »

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Sound Mix:

(British Acoustic Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Adapted from the stage play 'Ever Green', also starring Jessie Matthews. See more »


The onscreen source of the movie is listed as "Evergreen", but it actually was called "Ever Green". See more »


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Over My Shoulder
(1934) (uncredited)
Written Harry M. Woods
Performed by an unidentified chorus girl
Danced by Jessie Matthews
Reprised by Jessie Matthews in the finale
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Charming and delightful Rodgers and Hart musical film
19 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must add to the other raves on this page. This is an utterly charming and delightful film, derived from the London production of a Rodgers and Hart musical. Sadly, only three of their songs are retained, but one is the classic DANCING ON THE CEILING. Five songs by Henry M. Woods and others fill out the score.

Matthews is a sheer delight, reminding me of Joan Collins, Julie Andrews, Jane Wyatt and Jennifer Jones, all rolled into one.

The plot is cute and its twists and turns are fun. It moves swiftly with marvelous performances and the cinematography, art direction and editing are all top notch.

I saw an impeccable print on Turner. Highly recommended to all musical film enthusiasts.

The order of songs as they appear in the film:


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