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Forever, Darling (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy | 9 February 1956 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Hall

Writer:

Helen Deutsch
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Susan Vega
Desi Arnaz ... Lorenzo Xavier Vega
James Mason ... The Guardian Angel / James Mason
Louis Calhern ... Charles Y. Bewell
John Emery ... Dr. Edward R. Winter
John Hoyt ... Bill Finlay
Natalie Schafer ... Millie Opdyke
Mabel Albertson ... Society Reporter
Ralph Dumke ... Henry Opdyke
Nancy Kulp ... Amy
Willis Bouchey ... Oliver Clinton (as Willis B. Bouchey)
Ruth Brady Ruth Brady ... Laura
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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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Lucy and Desi a RIOT!!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film failed at the box office, resulting in a loss to MGM of $188,000 according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

Upon looking at the campsite the first morning, there is considerably more material there than could ever possibly be carried in the station wagon in one trip. See more »

Quotes

Susan Vega: Separate bedrooms - it does, sort of, a lonesome way to sleep. Don't you find it hard to fall asleep when you're alone?
Millie Opdyke: Certainly not! You get to like it.
Susan Vega: Oh, I don't know. And my feet! What about my feet? You know, when they get cold, I kinda like to...
Lorenzo Xavier Vega: Yeah, well, eh...
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Connections

Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.22 (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Forever, Darling
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Performed by The Ames Brothers (Ed Ames, Vic Ames, Gene Ames and Joe Ames)
[Played over opening title and credits sequence, and leading into the end credits]
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Lucy and Desi's mediocre followup to their classic "The Long Long Trailer"
28 June 2007 | by Emaisie39See all my reviews

After the classic "Long Long Trailor"(1954) raked in millions at international box-offices, MGM allowed Desi Arnaz to produce a follow-up that was based on an old script that Metro was going to star Lucy in with William Powell back in 1945. Well this story about a married couple- a scientist and his domestic wife who seeks advice from an Angel played by the superb James Mason- does not work that well. Lucy is excellent and she gives it her all but the plot line is too fanciful. Some sections are quite amusing but overall it is not a success. Also Lucy looked so beautiful in their previous film but atrocious set design and flat color cinematography do nothing for Lucy's looks or the visual aspect of the film..It makes it look like its a lower budgeted effort. Desi did produce it on the cheap at their Desilu studios and it does look it. At least if the film had the gorgeous cinematography of "Trailor" it would not be such a let down. Nonetheless it has its entertaining moments and Lucy and Desi fans should eat it up.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 February 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Her Guardian Angel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$951,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Zanra Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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