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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 6 Years)
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Doctor Hartley
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Trina (at the Age of 1 Year) (as Baby Biffle)

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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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The Rapture and Ecstasy of Love at First Sight..The Heart-Strings Music of a First "I Love You" (original poster) See more »

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La canción del recuerdo  »

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1.37 : 1
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Cary Grant, one of the cinema's greatest comedic actors, was only ever nominated twice for an Academy Award for Best Actor, in both instances for lesser-known dramatic roles. This was one of them, followed three years later by None But the Lonely Heart (1944). See more »

Goofs

The record shown playing is a bat wing Victor that was produced prior to 1925. 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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Poor Butterfly
(1916) (uncredited)
Music by Raymond Hubbell
Lyrics by John Golden
Played as background music
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Cary Grant's best performance
17 July 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

One well written movie of the 40's. To this day, this movie will hold your attention even though you will find no vulgarity, nudity or violence.

Tragedy turns to comedy with tale of a writer and his newlywed desperate to settle down in a traditional American lifestyle, start a new business and have a family. Their innocence is refreshing, and the writer has such timing in the course of events that you find yourself wanting to help this couple diaper a baby!!!

Cary Grant "nails" this performance with his "heart-felt" speech in front of a judge. (Get a box of tissue for this one.) The body/language between Grant's and Dunn's character make this movie charming and realistic.

You find yourself laughing out-loud with the "every-day-problems-of-life" this couple gets themselves involved with......good for the whole family. A must see and a true classic.


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