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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.

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Tony aka The Great Arturo
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Benton
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Aunt Abby
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Gramps aka Bishop Peabody
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Mr. Harley Bingham
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Mrs. Cary Bingham
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Don Burns
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Lola De Vere
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Gloria
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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.

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Comedy | Drama

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18 January 1940 (Argentina)  »

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Eternamente tuya  »

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| (Ontario)

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(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 »

Quotes

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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ETERNALLY YOURS
Music by Werner Janssen
Lyrics L. Wolfe Gilbert
Sung behind credits by unknown male singer
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Very Effective Layer of Gloss
28 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie survived by a very effective layer of gloss, the class and distinctiveness of both Niven and Young's portrayals and the production values. But, oh, the surrounding stuff. Broderick Crawford as a love interest for Ms. Young? Magic acts? What an embarrassing entry this must have been for the star performers in the year of some of the most classic films ever made. This film is one good example of the leads overcoming the liabilities of the vehicle, thus saving the show. Well, sort of. Ms. Young later recounts the scene on the bed with Niven being her favorite subtle type of love scene. Reviewers cite this particular scene as what could have been a censor objection had not the actors handled it with so much sophistication and grace.


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