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Always in My Heart (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Musical | 14 March 1942 (USA)
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
Russell Arms ...
Red
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Frank
Elvira Curci ...
Rosita
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Warden
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Steve
Herbert Gunn ...
Dick
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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 »

Soundtracks

The Lady in Red
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Played as dance music by Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals and danced by Armida and Anthony Caruso and other couples
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What a stinker!
27 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Horrible screenplay hardly worthy of a great talent like Walter Huston, who plays a man apparently wrongly imprisoned for years. His wife, mediocre actress, Kay Francis, divorces him and tells the children their father died. Years later, when they're in their teens, Huston is inexplicably pardoned and hitchhikes to California to see his son and daughter. Could have been an interesting drama, but completely misses every opportunity for thoughtful character development.

The better part of the movie is nothing more than musical "filler" with the caterwauling daughter played by ingenue, Gloria Warren, either endlessly practicing her scales or launching into some totally forgettable song.

Also, much screen time is devoted to the bratty antics of what must be the most annoying child star in the history of movies, Patty Hale.


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