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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... See more »


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Phil Gayley
Ellen Gayley
Mrs. Hamilton
Luigi (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Fenwick Lonkowski
Rex DeVallon
Nancy Graham
Jack Gordon
Flip Gayley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
Policeman (uncredited)
Phil's Bogart Impression (uncredited) (voice)
Eugene Borden ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Withers (uncredited)
Jack Daley ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Paula Drew ...
Barbara (uncredited)
Carli Elinor ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Doris Fulton ...
Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ...
Detective (uncredited)
Mary Scott (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Policeman (uncredited)
Lou Marcelle ...
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Guest (uncredited)
Porter (uncredited)
Harry Hays Morgan ...
Headwaiter (uncredited)
Helen Pender ...
Louise (uncredited)
Angi O. Poulos ...
Busboy (uncredited)
Cab Driver (uncredited)
McCarthy (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by

James V. Kern

Written by

I.A.L. Diamond ... (screenplay) and
James V. Kern ... (screenplay)
Ben Barzman ... (original story) and
Norma Barzman ... (original story)
Lewis R. Foster ... (adaptation)

Produced by

William Jacobs ... producer
Jack L. Warner ... executive producer

Music by

Friedrich Hollaender ... (as Frederick Hollander)

Cinematography by

Arthur Edeson

Film Editing by

Folmar Blangsted ... (as Folmer Blangsted)

Art Direction by

Anton Grot
Bertram Tuttle ... supervising art director (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

Budd Friend

Makeup Department

Perc Westmore ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Philip Quinn ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Zoe Mozert ... paintings by (as Miss Zoe Mozert) / sketches (as Miss Zoe Mozert)

Sound Department

Stanley Jones ... sound
Gerald W. Alexander ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Robert G. Wayne ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

William C. McGann ... special effects director (as William McGann)
Willard Van Enger ... special effects


John Epper ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Thomas Morris ... second camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Leah Rhodes ... wardrobe
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Leonid Raab ... music arranger: orchestral arrangements
Charles David Forrest ... music mixer (uncredited)

Other crew

Robert Stevens ... dialogue director
Jack L. Warner ... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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, another person who does whatever he can to get them back together is their mutual friend Luigi, in whose restaurant they met, fell in love and got engaged. However as Gayley Girls still exist - the current, Nancy Graham, who sees herself as the future Mrs Gayley - as Rex is still in Ellen and Mrs. Hamilton's lives, as Mrs. Hamilton still dislikes Phil for what she believes he did to her daughter, and as Luigi's actions generally backfire, a road to a happy ending for Phil, Ellen and Flip may have a few bumps along the way. An added complication is the entrance of Flip's pen pal, US Marine Corporal Fenwick Lonkowski, who is in New York on his first leave in eighteen months. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Don't Ever Leave Me (United States)
  • Ne dites jamais adieu (France)
  • Nunca te alejes de mí (Spain)
  • Säj aldrig adjö (Sweden)
  • Nunca Me Digas Adeus (Brazil)
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  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia When Errol Flynn dons a disguise as Humphrey Bogart, it's Bogart himself who's doing the voice-over. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Okay for Sound (1946). See more »
Soundtracks Remember Me? See more »
Quotes Flip Gayley: Oh, daddy, you're such a flirt.
Luigi: She knows you.
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