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Now and Forever (1934)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  31 August 1934 (USA)
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Young freewheeling wanderer Jerry Day and his beautiful wife Toni are at odds over their lifestyle. Jerry can't accept responsibility but Toni yearns for a family and a settled life. Then ... See full summary »

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Jerry Day
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Toni Carstairs Day
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Penelope 'Penny' Day
Guy Standing ...
Felix Evans (as Sir Guy Standing)
Charlotte Granville ...
Mrs. J.H.P. Crane
Gilbert Emery ...
James Higginson
Henry Kolker ...
Mr. Clark
Tetsu Komai ...
Mr. Ling - Hotel Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronnie Cosby
Kenny Coughlin
David Holt
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Storyline

Young freewheeling wanderer Jerry Day and his beautiful wife Toni are at odds over their lifestyle. Jerry can't accept responsibility but Toni yearns for a family and a settled life. Then the Days 'rediscover' Jerry's young daughter Pennie, who has been living with his rich deceased wife's family. Pennie appears to be just what Jerry needs to mend his swindling ways and lead a straight life. Despite the responsibility of his new family, Jerry is swayed by the corruptible influence of jewelry thief Felix Evans. When Evans lures Jerry into a job, it puts the continuation of his new family life at risk. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Drama | Romance

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31 August 1934 (USA)  »

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Agora e Sempre  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shirley Temple memorized every line of dialogue in this movie, and whenever Gary Cooper forgot or fumbled his lines, Temple prompted him, much to Cooper's annoyance. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry and Penny board the double-decker bus in New York, Penny is holding an ice cream cone and Jerry's hands are empty. But in the next shot, as Penny gets her bus transfer, Jerry is holding the ice cream cone in his right hand even though we've never seen Penny hand it to him. See more »

Quotes

Penelope Day: Here, I'm giving you this gold for an old pair of skates.
Boy With Skates: They aren't old. They're real ball-bearing, see?
Penelope Day: Do you know where gold comes from? From a hole in the ground, way down deep. They take a long time to find out. Months. Sometimes even years.
Boy With Skates: Oh, all right. Here.
Jerry Day: [to Toni] There's nothing funny about this.
Jerry Day: [to Penny] Penny, what are you doing?
Penelope Day: Putting on skates.
Jerry Day: Where did you get them?
Penelope Day: Oh, I just got them.
Jerry Day: I think you'd better give them back.
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Referenced in Wind at My Back: Remembrance Day (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The World Owes Me a Living
(uncredited)
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung by Shirley Temple
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A rather odd mix but highly watchable for the stars
12 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is well worth viewing, if only to see Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard in relatively early roles and to see Shirley Temple in an unusual part before she really peaked in popularity (here she is an incredible SIX years old). This is not a typical Temple film, in that she sings only one song (expertly), but you do get to see her act in a thoroughly convincing way. The supporting players are excellent as well.

This is a rather odd movie that can't quite make up its mind what to be...a decidedly downbeat ending that is actually starker than it's presented in some reviews here and a series of rather improbable con jobs that are not dramatically convincing. However, it's a treat to see the incredibly talented Temple, the skillful Carole Lombard, and the totally charming Gary Cooper (who, by the way, sports a very impressive wardrobe throughout, as does Lombard).

I watched the colorized version--better than I expected--but would have preferred black and white. See this movie with a "willing suspension of disbelief" and you'll enjoy it as a blast from the long-ago past.


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