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Never Say Goodbye (1956)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  10 March 1956 (USA)
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In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Michael Parker
Cornell Borchers ...
Lisa Gosting
Suzy Parker
Dr. Bailey
Dave Heller
Helen Wallace ...
Miss Tucker
Prof. Zimmelman (as John E. Wengraf)
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Dr. Kelly Andrews
Andy Leonard (as Casey Adams)
Oskar, the Baker
Else Bäck ...
Frau Hempel (as Else Neft)
Terry Ann Rossworn ...
Suzy, age 2
Robert F. Simon ...
Dr. Kenneth Evans


In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family. Written by hiphats

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Hated by the child who was her son... and forbidden to say "I am your mother."


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Release Date:

10 March 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nur Du allein  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



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2.00 : 1
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While shooting Clint Eastwood's only scene, Rock Hudson noticed that Eastwood was wearing prop glasses. Hudson protested that because he was playing a physician, he should be wearing glasses, so the director gave Eastwood's glasses to Hudson. It is the only scene in the film where Hudson wears glasses. See more »


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Written by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Cornell Borchers
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Well Done, Sirk-Influenced Melodrama
5 July 2005 | by (Foster City, CA) – See all my reviews

Although Jerry Hopper is the credited director of "Never Say Goodbye", Douglas Sirk oddly goes unrecognized as the co-director. Though Sirk's presence can be felt at times, "Never Say Goodbye" lacks the visual irony and heaving drama of his greatest films. Nonetheless, this is a beautifully-acted, handsomely-crafted affair, with a lush Frank Skinner score and some climactic melodrama thrown in for good measure. Part war romance, part domestic drama, "Never Say Goodbye" is an interesting hybrid that actually works.

Rock Hudson plays a military doctor who falls in love with nightclub pianist, Cornell Borchers. They marry and have a baby and all seems right. That is, until Hudson's seething jealousy wrecks everything that they had established. Tragedy tears the couple apart and Hudson must raise their daughter alone. Years later, fate brings the couple back together and their daughter(played surprisingly well by a young Shelley Fabares)must come to grips with the mother she had never known. The always good George Sanders is sorely underused as the man who blames Hudson for the entire ordeal.

"Never Say Goodbye" has its heavy-handed moments for sure. And you just might roll your eyes at how quickly and cleanly the ending gets wrapped up. But the action gets rolling almost from scene one and it turns out to be a satisfying, if unmemorable, nugget of 1950's soap opera. Uinversal-International continues to churn out the glossy fluff with this one.

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