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Penny Serenade (1941)

 -  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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Miss Oliver
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Applejack Carney
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Dotty 'Dot'
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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Remember the tune they were singing... the night we fell in love?... See more »

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Also Known As:

Akkorde der Liebe  »

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Third of three movies that paired Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. See more »

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Judge: [Judge firmly addressing two unseen attorneys] I'll give you an opportunity to better prepare your facts.
Man: [Hands Judge some papers] Adoption proceedings, the Adams case.
Judge: What?
Man: The Adams case.
Judge: [Looks disturbed] Oh yes, yes. Uh...
[turns back to attorneys]
Judge: if either one or both of you gentlemen conduct yourselves like you've been doing today I'll hold you in contempt, the both of ya!
Judge: [Walks into chambers, sees Roger, Miss Oliver, and the baby all seated. Sits at desk] Uh, oh this is the child in ...
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To a Wild Rose
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Great watch on a rainy day
13 July 2003 | by (Chicago, IL USA) – See all my reviews

I just love this sweet old movie. Cary Grant is gorgeous, Irene Dunne beautiful, Edgar Buchanan a lovable old codger. A story about falling in love and the deep inner desire to build a family with the one you love -- and the challenges and sadness that can be as great, but never really greater, than the happiness and fulfillment it brings.

Falling in love, best friends, career challenges, pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, adoption, death, divorce... it's all covered in this one sweet little movie. And it's all told in a way that reminds us all how important music is as it sets the soundtrack to our lives.

This is a wonderful movie. It may not be Citizen Kane -- but it is definitely worthy of your time.


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