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Eternally Yours (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 1940 (Sweden)
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
Raymond Walburn ...
Mr. Harley Bingham
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Mrs. Cary Bingham
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Don Burns
Virginia Field ...
Lola De Vere
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Gloria
Ralph Graves ...
Mr. Morrisey
Lionel Pape ...
Mr. Howard
Fred Keating ...
Master of Ceremonies
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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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9 March 1940 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Aionia diki sou  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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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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Hold on for Dear Wife
30 April 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Beautifully dressed Loretta Young (as Anita) goes to a magic show and is stricken with love for "The Great Arturo" magician David Niven (as Tony Halstead), and he returns her love at first sight. They are quickly married with Ms. Young becoming Mr. Niven's on-stage female assistant. However, Young doesn't like Niven's popularity with the ladies and frets when he starts performing daredevil stunts like jumping out of airplanes in handcuffs. Consequently, Young decides to perform a "disappearing act" of her own. Will "Eternally Yours" live up to its title?

**** Eternally Yours (10/7/39) Tay Garnett ~ David Niven, Loretta Young, Broderick Crawford, Hugh Herbert


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