Now and Forever (1934)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Toni Carstairs Day
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


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 <>

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31 August 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agora e Sempre  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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After this film was released, Shirley Temple's fan mail reached five hundred letters a day. See more »


As Shirley lays back on the bed, she lays the teddy bear by her side with it's head towards her feet. A moment later, as Cooper tucks her in, the teddy bear's head is pointed is the same direction as her head, but neither he or Shirley have touched it. See more »


Jerry Day: Why did you let me pull one over on you in New York?
Felix Evans: Because I knew that one day I would get my money back. With interest.
Jerry Day: Suppose you turn right around and repeat that slight-of-hand act. There's nothing in my eye, and if I'm not mistaken, that's a cop up there.
Felix Evans: But you don't want to talk to a cop any more than I do. That's why I let you swindle me, so that when this day came, you couldn't call a cop.
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Referenced in Wind at My Back: Remembrance Day (2000) See more »


The World Owes Me a Living
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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