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Always Goodbye (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 July 1938 (USA)
A woman must decide between two men - one she loves, the other she admires and respects.

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Count Giovanni 'Gino' Corini
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A woman must decide between two men - one she loves, the other she admires and respects.

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A WOMAN IN LOVE . . . and her valiant struggle to win the happiness that is her woman's right . . . knowing she must choose forever between the man of her heart and the son she can never claim for her own! Drama fired with inspired performances . . . and the star of "Stella Dallas" at her greatest !

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Count Giovanni 'Gino' Corini: You are the most feminine, the most mysterious, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. I am in love with you. I fell in love with you at first sight - madly in love.
Margot Weston: That's very flattering but I'm busy.
Count Giovanni 'Gino' Corini: Oh that is nothing; I will wait. I will love you when you are not busy.
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You Can't Always have it your own way
7 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck stars in this what was termed back in the day, a woman's picture. Always Goodbye is a remake of Ann Harding's Gallant Lady and it has Stanwyck giving up her infant son for adoption rather than trying to raise him as a single parent. That was simply not done back in the day of The Code.

Herbert Marshall arranges the adoption of the infant to his friend Ian Hunter and wife who have been childless for years. Marshall saved Stanwyck from doing herself in. He even arranges for her to get a job in the fashion industry working for Binnie Barnes. As you can imagine the latest in Thirties fashion is worn here. If this were done over at MGM Joan Crawford would have had this part for sure.

While on a buying trip to Paris, Barbara makes the acquaintance of Cesar Romero who provides a lot of the comedy in this film. He also gets a chance to show off his dancing ability which is considerable. Before films Romero was a dance instructor. She also runs into little Johnny Russell who turns out to be her son.

I think you can see where this is going and I will say while it's not the greatest of Stanwyck films it is certainly nicely done. Barbara's best scenes in the film are with little Master Russell. She doesn't let the kid steal them from her either.

In the end STanwyck has to make some critical choices. And finds out that you cannot always have your own way all the time.


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