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Forever and a Day (1943)

 -  Drama | History  -  21 January 1943 (USA)
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During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Kirby ...
Wartime Newspaper Vendor
Doreen Munroe ...
Wartime Londoner (as Doreen Monroe)
May Beatty ...
Wartime Londoner Cook
Connie Leon ...
Wartime Londoner
Joy Harington ...
Wartime Bus Conductor (as Joy Harrington)
Kent Smith ...
Gates Trimble Pomfret
Ernest Grooney ...
Hotel Manager
Reginald Gardiner ...
Assistant Hotel Manager
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Archibald Spavin
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Wartime Cabby
Arthur Treacher ...
Second Air Raid Watcher
Harry Allen ...
First Cockney Air Raid Watcher
Aubrey Mather ...
Man in Air Raid Shelter
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Wife of Man in Air Raid Shelter
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Girl in Air Raid Shelter
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During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day. Written by Markus Lasermann <mslaserm@trick.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>

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21 January 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Changing World  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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All cast and crew worked without pay as an aid to war propaganda. See more »

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I'd Love to Live in Loveland (With a Girl Like You)
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Written by W. R. Williams
Sung in the air raid shelter
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The House and the generations who lived there.
30 August 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This was one unusual project especially for a relatively minor major studio like RKO. In Forever And A Day they assembled a whole bunch of players from the Hollywood British colony, imported a couple like Anna Neagle and Jessie Matthews who did their work across the pond and put them all in one film that was directed by a half dozen directors or so. That many hands in the creation usually is a recipe for disaster. Usually that spells incoherent, but in the case of Forever And A Day it's just ponderous.

Kent Smith and Ruth Warrick meet during the blitz, she owns a house he'd like to buy. It turns out he's distantly related to Warrick. The house was built by their common ancestor C. Aubrey Smith who was a retired admiral during the Napoleonic Wars. He built the place in an area that was rural then, London hadn't spread out that far. Warrick then starts telling the story, warts and all, of the house and the generations who lived there.

I'm amazed the film was as good as it was. Still the story is slow moving and definitely parts are better than the whole. The only villain in the piece is really Claude Rains who was an ancestor, but a conniving schemer who had his ward stolen from him by Ray Milland as he was about to make a profitable match for her. A lot of women really were chattel in 1804. Rains is never bad in anything.

Charles Laughton had a small role as a butler to one of the generations that lived in the house. Watch Laughton in this tiny role, it's one of the best examples of a consummate actor making something out of a nothing role.

Forever And A Day is interesting, but that's the best I can say for it. It was good wartime propaganda, it's not the kind of film to ever be remade. If it is, hopefully with one good director and one creative vision.


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