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Forever and a Day (1943)

During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Kirby ...
Doreen Munroe ...
Wartime Londoner (as Doreen Monroe)
May Beatty ...
Wartime Londoner Cook
Connie Leon ...
Wartime Londoner
Joy Harington ...
Wartime Bus Conductor (as Joy Harrington)
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Gates Trimble Pomfret
Ernest Grooney ...
Hotel Manager
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Assistant Hotel Manager
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Archibald Spavin
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Wartime Cabby
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Second Air Raid Watcher
Harry Allen ...
First Cockney Air Raid Watcher
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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. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is resolutely against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from its construction in 1804 until the present. Written by Markus Lasermann <mslaserm@trick.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>

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78 stars in one Great Picture! (Lobby card). See more »

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Drama | History

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

Admiral Eustace Trimble (played by C. Aubrey Smith) quotes from William Wordsworth's poem "We Must Be Free or Die": "We must be free or die, who speak the tongue / That Shakespeare spoke..." (lines 11-12). See more »

Goofs

In the first scene, which takes place on March 8, 1941, a newsboy announces that Germany has invaded Greece. However, the invasion did not begin until April 6, 1941. See more »

Quotes

Sir Anthony Trimble-Pomfret: [on receiving a knighthood] I am of course grattered and flattified by the signal honour Her Majesty has done us.
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Soundtracks

The Girl I Left Behind Me
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Heard during the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
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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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