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Forever, Darling (1956)

Approved | | Fantasy, Comedy | 9 February 1956 (USA)
Susan and Lorenzo have been married for over five years and they are starting to drift apart. So into her life comes an angel, which only Susan can see, to tell her that there will be ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Susan Vega
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Lorenzo Xavier Vega
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The Guardian Angel
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Charles Y. Bewell
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Dr. Edward R. Winter
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Bill Finlay
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Millie Opdyke
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Society Reporter
Ralph Dumke ...
Henry Opdyke
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Amy, the Maid
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Mr. Oliver Clinton (as Willis B. Bouchey)
Ruth Brady ...
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Susan and Lorenzo have been married for over five years and they are starting to drift apart. So into her life comes an angel, which only Susan can see, to tell her that there will be trouble ahead if they do not work out their problems. Lorenzo is developing insecticide #383 at Finlay Vega Chemical Co. and plans to test it on a camping trip that he takes with Susan, but the trip becomes a an obstacle course for him. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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First Big Comedy of 1956! See more »

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Fantasy | Comedy

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9 February 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Din i vått och torrt  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Although Mabel Albertson gets billing on the title page, she appears in just one scene and has only 2 lines, suggesting other scenes might have been cut. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Desi Arnez comes home from work and pauses by a table and lamp to clandestinely listen to his wife and a couple invited to dinner before announcing that he is home. A few minutes later, a front shot of Desi reveals an open, wrought iron partition with a clear view of the front door and table that he was standing by, indicating his presence would have been evident from the moment he entered the house. See more »

Quotes

Susan: Oh, go smoke a test tube!
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Connections

Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.21 (1956) See more »

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Forever, Darling
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Performed by Desi Arnaz
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entertaining and good if dated marriage advice
6 August 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Saw this today and enjoyed it very much. Lucy and Desi of course are great and here seemed more like real people and less like stereotyped caricatures. Though made in the Fifties, much of the relationship philosophy here seemed sound and to still ring true today. One need only to look at I Love Lucy to see that limited options for wives were a widely accepted norm at that time, but this film tires to question and break out of that. When Susan is told that she and her husband have been traveling two separate paths for a long time, she asks something along the lines of, "Does the woman always have to follow her husband's path?" Her angel laughs and says "Of course not!" but gives good reasons why that's what she needs to do at this point. The well-intentioned but scary Fifties attitude toward the environment was uncomfortable but the marriage advice seemed good. The Long, Long Trailer may have had more laughs but this was more satisfying. And anything that ends in Yosemite is a plus.


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