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Eternally Yours (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 18 January 1940 (Argentina)
Anita Halstead, swept off her feet by magician Arturo, finds the results less than magical.



(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Graham Baker)

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Complete credited cast:
Tony aka The Great Arturo
Aunt Abby
Gramps aka Bishop Peabody
Mr. Harley Bingham
Mrs. Cary Bingham
Don Burns
Lola De Vere
Mr. Morrisey
Lionel Pape ...
Mr. Howard
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Anita, engaged to solid Don Barnes, is swept off her feet by magician Arturo. Before you can say presto, she's his wife and stage assistant on a world tour that seems never to end. Anita is mildly annoyed by Arturo's constant flirtations, but his death-defying stunts give her nightmares. As for her plan to retire in a farmhouse, forget it. Finally, she's had enough and disappears for real... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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She lived at the edge of life - with out-stretched arms . . . too short to reach it! Romance - a baffling reality.


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

18 January 1940 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Eternamente tuya  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger films re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for USA television syndication in 1950. It was first telecast in New York City on WCBS Saturday 15 April 1950. See more »


Anita Halstead: What if the parachute didn't open?
Tony Halstead: Darling, all parachutes are guaranteed to open. If it doesn't, they give you a new one.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on sheets of stationery, through which someone seems to be flipping. See more »


Featured in Film Breaks: Matinée Idols (1999) See more »


Music by Werner Janssen
Lyrics L. Wolfe Gilbert
Sung behind credits by unknown male singer
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Excellent characters. Great Chemistry.
15 June 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this picture a lot. It has the warmth of the classics, yet the characterization and the whole plot fits to today's world. The incredible chemistry between the two leads is (I found) very rare among movies from that age.

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