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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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Margot Weston
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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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A woman must be prepared to sacrifice anything
27 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

The thirties were a good time for melodrama,par excellence the female movie.In almost all the great melodramas of the era "Imitation of life" and " Only Yesterday" by Stahl or "Mannequin" by Borzage ,the woman realizes she's through with love and she becomes generally a brilliant business woman,be it in the pancakes ,the stock exchange or the chic fashion for selfish ladies who do not think twice when it comes to sending their soon-to-be adoptive child to a military school.

Routine situation in melodrama:Stanwyck's fiancé got run over and she is pregnant by him.In those ancient times,the only solution was to find a family where the child would be fine .But some fine day ,in old France,the mother meets again his little boy.Barbara Stanwyck gives a fine sensitive (and a bit mischievous:the way she gets rid of Jessica is delightful)portrayal .In the end, somehow or other, woman must be prepared to sacrifice something.That's the golden rule of melodrama.

Like this?try these

"The old maid " Edmund Goulding 1939

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