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Always Goodbye (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 July 1938 (USA)
A woman must decide between two men - one she loves, the other she admires and respects.

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writers:

Douglas Z. Doty (story), Gilbert Emery (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Margot Weston
Herbert Marshall ... Jim Howard
Ian Hunter ... Phillip Marshall
Cesar Romero ... Count Giovanni 'Gino' Corini
Lynn Bari ... Jessica Reid
Binnie Barnes ... Harriet Martin
Johnny Russell ... Roddy Weston Marshall (as John Russell)
Mary Forbes ... Aunt Martha Marshall
Albert Conti ... Modiste Benoit
Marcelle Corday ... Roddy's Nurse
Franklin Pangborn ... Bicycle Salesman
Ben Welden ... 1st New York Taxi Driver
Eddie Conrad ... Barber
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A woman must decide between two men - one she loves, the other she admires and respects.

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A WOMAN IN LOVE . . . and her valiant struggle to win the happiness that is her woman's right . . . knowing she must choose forever between the man of her heart and the son she can never claim for her own! Drama fired with inspired performances . . . and the star of "Stella Dallas" at her greatest !

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adieu pour toujours See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)| Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Count Giovanni 'Gino' Corini: You are the most feminine, the most mysterious, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. I am in love with you. I fell in love with you at first sight - madly in love.
Margot Weston: That's very flattering but I'm busy.
Count Giovanni 'Gino' Corini: Oh that is nothing; I will wait. I will love you when you are not busy.
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I Only Laugh When It Hurts
5 January 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck is waiting in front of the marriage bureau for the man who is going to marry her. His car shows up and smashes into another. He's dead. Miss Stanwyck goes to the river to drown herself, only to be saved by Herbert Marshall. Seven months later she gives up her baby. Soon she is working in a dress shop for Binnie Barnes. Five years later, she is on a buying trip to Paris when she meets her son.

It's based on an Ann Harding weeper, GALLANT LADY, but I expect that version is pure soap. With Raymond Griffith producing and Sidney Lanfield directing, while the dramatic elements of Miss Stanwyck torn between Mr. Marshall and her son -- with Cesar Romero, at his most manic, playing an Italian count who adores her when he isn't chasing other women -- while those elements remain, there are plenty of gags and silliness. It's an interesting attempt at combining two seemingly immiscible elements, mostly by having Miss Stanwyck go quiet and contemplative. It works for me, except for the penultimate scene. It's hard to say how it will strike other viewers. Some people are offended by comic relief, and to make a light-hearted picture about a a mother's tears might seem heartless. Me, I'm one of those people who recognizes the absurdity of a cruel situation, and the ridiculous methods needed to fix them. Sometimes if you don't laugh, you're paralyzed by tears.


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