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Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 24 April 1941 (USA)
A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

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Trina (at the Age of 1 Year) (as Baby Biffle)
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Storyline

As Julie prepares to leave her husband Roger, she begins to play through a stack of recordings, each of which reminds her of events in their lives together. One of them is the song that was playing when she and Roger first met in a music store. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and the joys and sorrows that they have shared. A flood of memories comes back to her as she ponders their present problems and how they arose. Written by Snow Leopard

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THIS "PENNY SERENADE" THE KIND OF MUSIC A MAN PLAYS ON A WOMAN'S HEART STRINGS ((original poster-all caps) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

La canción del recuerdo  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Irene Dunne often said that this was her favorite film because it reminded her of her own adopted daughter. However, in a letter to, at least, one fan she wrote that "Love Affair" (1939) was the top favorite of all her films. See more »

Goofs

The record shown playing is a bat wing Victor that was produced prior to 1925, making it historically incorrect. See more »

Quotes

Julie Gardiner Adams: We don't need each other anymore. When that happens to two people, there's nothing left.
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Connections

Referenced in Lust, Caution (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played and sung at the New Year's Eve party
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Beautiful film
31 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

The interpretation of Cary Grant is very great and appreciable. The story is very nice. This is another of the excellent films made by Cary Grant, who I consider the best actor in the cinema's history. By the way, I must say that watching "Penny Serenade" on TV I have discovered a very clever actress, too, who I haven't known before, Irene Dunne.


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