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Always in My Heart (1942)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Musical  |  14 March 1942 (USA)
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After many years, MacKenzie Scott is pardoned from prison, but his wife is already involved with another man. Nevertheless, he travels incognito to his family's town. There he befriends his... See full summary »

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Gloria Warren ...
Victoria Scott
Patti Hale ...
Booley (as Patty Hale)
Frankie Thomas ...
Martin Scott
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Angie
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Philip Ames
Armida ...
Lolita
Frank Puglia ...
Joe Borelli
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Elvira Curci ...
Rosita
John Hamilton ...
Warden
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Herbert Gunn ...
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After many years, MacKenzie Scott is pardoned from prison, but his wife is already involved with another man. Nevertheless, he travels incognito to his family's town. There he befriends his daughter Victoria, who doesn't recognize him, and encourages her musical abilities. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Sempre em Meu Coração  »

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The play, "Fly Away Home", opened in New York City, New York, USA on 15 January 1935 and had 204 performances. In the cast on opening night were Montgomery Clift, Philip Faversham, Sheldon Leonard, Thomas Mitchell and Albert Dekker See more »

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Mac sits down to work on the sticking keys on Mudge's piano and quickly proclaims it fixed. A moment later, Mudge sits down to try it out and there are clearly two keys that are stuck down. See more »

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Version of Daughters Courageous (1939) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Music by Mildred J. Hill
Lyrics by Patty S. Hill
Played on piano by Kay Francis and sung by her, Frankie Thomas, Patti Hale,
Una O'Connor and Sidney Blackmer
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sweet film
31 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Walter Huston, Kay Francis and Gloria Warren star in "Always in My Heart," a 1942 film featuring Sidney Blackmer, Frankie Thomas and Una O'Connor. Francis plays "Mudge," a woman whose ex-husband (Huston) is in prison. She is getting ready to marry again, this time to a wealthy man, Philip (Blackmer). Her daughter Vicky (Warren) doesn't care for him, but her son (Marty (Thomas) likes his money. Mudge goes to see her former husband, a talented musician, in prison to tell him that if there's any chance of a pardon, she'll wait for him; he lies and says there's no chance, although he already has one (he was innocently involved in a shady business deal; a fight broke out, and a man died). He wants her to remarry and the kids to be taken care of. The children have been told he's dead. When he's released, he goes into their home town to get a look at the kids and ends up staying in "Fish Town," an Italian community, where he works and plays his music. It's through music that he bonds with Vicky, who wants to be a singer. Meanwhile, he watches his son, who is dating a street smart woman who's a little older than he is and becomes concerned.

This is a very sweet film with some enjoyable music and operatic singing by Warren. With the success of Deanna Durbin, the studios apparently all scrambled for their own version. Warren had a well-trained, small coloratura voice that had a very high sound to it (everything she sang sounded as if it started about an octave higher than anyone else's music), the kind of voice very popular back in the days of the French soprano, Lily Pons. She was dark and pretty with a certain appeal, but the voice didn't have the versatility of Durbin's, nor was she as charismatic. Huston, of course, does a beautiful job as her father. Francis looks fantastic and gives a lovely performance. Warner Brothers was just about to dump her. Una O'Connor is very funny as the housekeeper, and while some may have found her annoying, I thought Patti Hale, who played O'Connor's granddaughter, was adorable.

If you're a Kay Francis fan, a Walter Huston fan, or an opera fan, you should enjoy "Always in my Heart."


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