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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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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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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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When Penny asks Jerry for his name, she mouths his answer at the same time he says it. Shirley Temple probably did this to stay synchronized for her next line. See more »

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Penelope Day: Daddy, I wouldn't leave you if you didn't have Toni to take care of you.
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The World Owes Me a Living
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Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Sung by Shirley Temple
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How NOT To Make A Shirley Temple Film
3 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The year 1934 was when Shirley Temple played three major movies and really began to make a name for herself. Unfortunately, the studios had to experiment to see what the public best liked about here. Two of those things were singing and dancing. Another was a short, interesting film that kept people's attention and got their minds off The Depression. You know the other keys to Shirley's successful films.

This film achieved none of the above, despite the star presences of Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard and despite a very good director in Henry Hathaway. In addition, there are too many talky parts in here which become simply boring, and too many arguments between a sullen Lombard and Cooper. To top it off, you didn't get the normal feel-good ending which is what the public wants. I guess they learned after this movie.


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