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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

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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1.37 : 1
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Alfred Hitchcock prepared the sequence involving Ida Lupino, and was to have directed it; scheduling prevented him, and it was directed by René Clair, who used Hitchcock's script. See more »

Soundtracks

I'd Love to Live in Loveland (With a Girl Like You)
(uncredited)
Written by W. R. Williams
Sung in the air raid shelter
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Forever And A Wonderful Day is True Movie Making ****
25 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This grand 1943 film once again proved that the British were at their best when they kept that stiff upper lip.

This magnificent piece tells the story of a house from its inception in England in 1804 until the German blitzkrieg circa 1940.

Nothing was spared in this provocative film regarding the cast. Practically everyone known in British films is in it and they all shine.

As two people are dickering in selling the house, its rich history is brought back in a series of flashbacks. We go back to the Napoleonic Era and trace the house to Queen Victoria's era, World War 1 and eventually the second world war.

The film provides plenty of heartbreak and sadness but is a definite testament of faith to the British people in the tradition of Mrs. Miniver.


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