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Never Say Goodbye (1946)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 November 1946 (USA)
Both living in New York City, successful artist Phillip Gayley, most renowned for his series of Gayley Girls (swimsuit models in evocative poses), and Ellen Gayley, a one time Gayley Girl, ... See full summary »

Director:

James V. Kern

Writers:

I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay), James V. Kern (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Errol Flynn ... Phil Gayley
Eleanor Parker ... Ellen Gayley
Lucile Watson ... Mrs. Hamilton
S.Z. Sakall ... Luigi (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Forrest Tucker ... Fenwick Lonkowski
Donald Woods ... Rex DeVallon
Peggy Knudsen ... Nancy Graham
Tom D'Andrea ... Jack Gordon
Hattie McDaniel ... Cozy
Patti Brady ... Flip Gayley
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Storyline

Both living in New York City, successful artist Phillip Gayley, most renowned for his series of Gayley Girls (swimsuit models in evocative poses), and Ellen Gayley, a one time Gayley Girl, have been divorced for one year. They each have six month custody of their only child, now seven year old Phillippa Gayley, nicknamed Flip. Flip loves both her parents and misses the other when she's not with that parent for that six months, especially when they have to say goodbye at the end of the six months. Phil didn't want to get the divorce, and Ellen only went through with it, convinced by her judgmental mother, Mrs. Hamilton, that Phil had a constantly wandering eye, most specifically with whoever the Gayley Girl of the day. Mrs. Hamilton would rather see Ellen married to someone more stable and secure, like her stuffy and officious lawyer, Rex DeVallon. However, both Phil and Ellen still love each other, and without telling the other would deep in their hearts want to reconcile. Beyond Flip... Written by Huggo

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Warner's great big hit with the great big laughs!!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Ever Leave Me See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At the beginning of the film, Ellen tell the clerk her address is 840 Fifth Avenue. This was once the famous address of the "new" Astor mansion. It was the largest private house on Fifth Avenue from 1893 to 1927 when it was torn down. A Jewish temple now occupies the site on Fifth Avenue at East 65th Street, across from Central Park. Phil gives his address as 156 Central Park West, which is also the site of a church at West 76th Street. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

As Time Goes By
Written by Herman Hupfeld
Played as background music after Luigi spills soup on himself
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Flynn's best comedy
13 February 2006 | by d-duberySee all my reviews

Errol Flynn had quite a gift for comedy that was sadly rarely exploited. Given the right material this film demonstrates that he could have happily been quite at home in Cary Grant style, gentle comedies. Out of his various forays into the genre this is certainly the best. Patti Brady gives a fine performance in the child part and Eleanor Parker looks simply stunning throughout the film. An added bonus is the wonderful Hattie McDaniel who is sadly underused in this film- a welcome presence none the less. Flynn carries off his comedic duties with the same easy style that he brought to his swashbuckling roles. The fact that he makes it look like it's easy doesn't mean that it is. A super little family comedy, great for the Christmas period or any other time you feel like being cheered up.


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