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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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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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Drama | Romance

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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

Prior to hiring Georges Stevens as a director for Columbia Pictures, Harry Cohn, the big boss of the studio, promised him to never interfere in Stevens's directing job, but Cohn only asked him not to smoke on the set, Inside the studio. Stevens eventually followed the orders and smoked behind Cohn's back. 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

You Were Meant for Me
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played on a record and sung by Johnny Johnston four times
Played as background music often
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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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