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Never Say Goodbye (1946)

 -  Comedy  -  9 November 1946 (USA)
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Phil and Ellen Gayley have been divorced for a year, and their 8-year old daughter, Flip, is very unhappy that her parents are not together. Flip starts a correspondence with a marine, ... See full summary »

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Ellen Gayley
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Mrs. Hamilton
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Luigi Restaurateur (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
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Cpl. Fenwick 'Wickie' Lonkowski
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Rex DeVallon
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Phil and Ellen Gayley have been divorced for a year, and their 8-year old daughter, Flip, is very unhappy that her parents are not together. Flip starts a correspondence with a marine, sending a picture of her beautiful mother as the author of Flip's flirtatious letters. When the marine shows up to meet his pen pal, Ellen takes the opportunity to make her ex-husband jealous. Written by JeanneArmintrout@juno.com

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Philip Gayley is called "Robin Hood" by his daughter. Robin Hood was one of Errol Flynn most famous roles although he was never nominated for an Oscar for it. See more »

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When Phil is being carried out of room by a large man, the lift is obviously assisted by two wires hanging from ceiling. See more »

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Jingle Bells
Music by James Pierpont
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under-appreciated characters!
17 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with most of the comments I've read. The 'Luigi' character is flustered and hilarious, especially at the beginning. While it's a fluff look at serious divorce and the heartache it plays on children, and though there's a goofy lawyer but no corresponding goofy judge; the main thing here is the wonderful child actor, the mysterious Patti Brady as the precocious daughter 'Flip.'

She is so much more natural and delightful than her predecessor Shirley Temple, I don't understand why she didn't continue on for more than a few years. I went and looked up the time frame to see if Shirley could have been copying her, but no, I guess it was the other way around.

This girl went beyond the normal child stereotypes and would have been an improvement in many other Christmas & family & WW II movies (tied in by young giant, Tucker's Marine character, 'Wickie'). I can't find anything on Brady; she must have kept private, later.

When you're watching the stream of standard Christmas repeats, don't miss this one!! It's B&W, but still worth it.


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