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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

Jerry Day: Toni, I know what's eating you. You think I haven't got any business with that kid. Well, you're wrong, dead wrong. You haven't got a thing to worry about, you wait and see.
Toni Carstairs Day: I see, and what's in the past is all in the past. No more beating debts or dodging gentlemen in uniforms or chasing trains. No more hurried departures from unpleasant business. Your only concern is for your daughter's future, and you want above everything to make her happy.
Jerry Day: Absolutely, dear.
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Soundtracks

The World Owes Me a Living
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Lyrics by Larry Morey
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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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