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Penny Serenade (1941)

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

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Applejack
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Dotty
Eva Lee Kuney ...
Trina (at the Age of 6 Years)
Leonard Willey ...
Doctor Hartley
Wallis Clark ...
Judge
Walter Soderling ...
Billings
Jane Biffle ...
Trina (at the Age of 1 Year) (as Baby Biffle)
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Stanley Brown ...
Man (scenes deleted)
Bess Flowers ...
Mother (scenes deleted)
Eddie Laughton ...
Cab Driver (scenes deleted)
Adrian Morris ...
Bill Collector (scenes deleted)
Edward Peil Sr. ...
Train Conductor (scenes deleted)
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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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Excitingly Re-united! Your favorites of "THE AWFUL TRUTH" in the kind of love story you have been waiting to see! See more »

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24 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La canción del recuerdo  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 27, 1942 with Beulah Bondi reprising her film role. See more »

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The record shown playing is a bat wing Victor that was produced prior to 1925. See more »

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Julie Gardiner Adams: We don't need each other anymore. When that happens to two people, there's nothing left.
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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
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A Beauty
16 June 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

One of the best films made. 1941 was a phenomenal year, not least for this film and Grant's marvelous performance. Call it melodrama, but it's the stuff of life, heartbreak and love and helpless vulnerability. How unfashionable.

I could watch Edgar Buchanan wash that baby a thousand times. Find me one actor with enough life experience today to do that scene. Just one.

Independent films today often seem to strive to make the point that human drama is about the struggles and relationships of private life. We call it "sentiment" when studios made films about this sort of drama and what's ultimately important on the most private level.


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