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Now and Forever (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 21 June 1958 (USA)
A rich young society girl falls in love with a car mechanic. Her family is appalled and stops her seeing him. The girl attempts to commit suicide and then decides to elope.

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Mario Zampi

Writers:

R.F. Delderfield (original story), R.F. Delderfield (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janette Scott ... Janette Grant
Vernon Gray ... Mike Pritchard
Kay Walsh ... Miss Muir
Jack Warner ... Mr. J. Pritchard
Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Grant
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Farmer Gilbert
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Farmer's wife Aggie
Ronald Squire ... Waiter
Wilfrid Lawson ... Gossage
Sonia Dresdel ... Miss Fox
David Kossoff ... Pawnbroker
Moultrie Kelsall ... Doctor
Guy Middleton ... Hector
Michael Pertwee ... Reporter
Henry Hewitt Henry Hewitt ... Jeweller
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Storyline

A rich young society girl falls in love with a car mechanic. Her family is appalled and stops her seeing him. The girl attempts to commit suicide and then decides to elope. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahora y siempre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

VV1987, the registration number of the two seater car used by Vernon Gray in this film , is also used on the "Swiftmobile 4-litre" purchased by Ian Carmichael in School for Scoundrels (1960) from Dennis Price and Peter Jones. Both films starred Janette Scott. See more »

Connections

Featured in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) See more »

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Now and Forever
Music by Harry Parr Davies
Lyrics by Christopher Hassall
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Given a 7 for Vernon Gray
17 February 2020 | by jromanbakerSee all my reviews

' Now and Forever ' is in the same vein as ' For Better, For worse, ' ' Touch and Go ' and the escapades of a certain car in ' Genevieve '. The UK was good at making these kind of films, and although in the history of Cinema they hold a small, but precious place, they bear very little relation to reality. That said they must have been fondly seen and are now fondly remembered. I do not feel though that despite a rich cast, good colour etc that this film succeeds as well as the others. One small detail of its failure to match up; you do not hang up an engraving/painting of an elopement in a 17 year old's bedroom and then get the inspiration to do the same. A pivotal, awkward moment that jarred and was totally improbable with a mother as abrasive as Pamela Brown. I thought Kay Walsh was excellent in a small role, and I am glad that the two leads are still with us. Janette Scott is charming, but I feel sad that a good actor like Vernon Gray did not get better parts or have a richer cinematic career. I would have rather watched him in many films rather than someone like John Gregson. There is a lot of injustice in the destiny of actors, but in this film and in ' A Day to Remember ' and ' To Paris with Love ' with the wonderful Odile Versois he will I hope be always remembered.


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