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Always Together (1947)

Approved | | Comedy | 10 January 1948 (USA)
Millionaire Turner, on his deathbed, leaves a million to Jane Barker. A movie addict who believes life is like the movies, marries Donn without telling him about the bequest. Turner gets ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Hutton ... Donn Masters
Joyce Reynolds ... Jane Barker
Cecil Kellaway ... Jonathan Turner
Ernest Truex ... Mr. Timothy J. Bull, Attorney
Don McGuire ... McIntyre, Reporter
Ransom M. Sherman Ransom M. Sherman ... Judge (as Ransom Sherman)
Douglas Kennedy ... Doberman
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Millionaire Turner, on his deathbed, leaves a million to Jane Barker. A movie addict who believes life is like the movies, marries Donn without telling him about the bequest. Turner gets better and wants his money back, opening conflict for the newlyweds. Throughout the movie Jane imagines her own experiences as if they were taking place in movies with real movie stars in them. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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USA

Language:

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Release Date:

10 January 1948 (USA) See more »

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Need for Each Other See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $1,000,000 would equal over $10.8M in 2016. See more »

Goofs

After Donn breaks the window, Jane sits down on a couch. Behind her on the wall, a moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible. See more »

Quotes

Furrier: Don't worry Mr. Masters, our fur coats not only improve a woman's looks, they also improve her disposition.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a picture of a woman sitting on a pile of money, reflecting the plot which is centered on money. See more »

Connections

References The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) See more »

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Sometimes the laughs are a bit thin...
27 September 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The premise for ALWAYS TOGETHER isn't that bad provided you suspend disbelief, but the film just doesn't quite work for me--probably because the humor is occasionally a bit broad and the characters are seldom believable.

The film begins with a cranky old multi-millionaire (Cecil Kellaway, in one of his few acting misfires) on his deathbed. In a strange last request, he tells his lawyer to give $1,000,000 to Jane Barker (Joyce Reynolds)--even though he and Miss Barker have never met! This is not like IF I HAD A MILLION or the TV show "The Millionaire"--there is some reason he chose her, though this isn't revealed until the end of the film.

At first, Barker thinks the lawyer is either crazy or playing a trick on her. However, eventually she realizes it's true--she's now worth a million. However, her fiancé (Robert Hutton) is a very proud sort of person and she doesn't know if having the money will hurt their chances of getting married, so she keeps this to herself and they wed.

Shortly afterwords, Kellaway recovers and wants his million back. When the lawyer points out that Kellaway has several million more already, this does not deter the millionaire from doing some horrible scheming to get the lady to want to give the money back. For example, he deliberately makes sure the husband finds out about the money. Ultimately, the plan seems to work--as the money appears to be destroying this young marriage. Can the young couple sort everything out? Will the greedy old millionaire get his money? By the end, does anyone really still care?

As I said above, as the film progresses, the humor and characterizations become broader and less believable. Up until about halfway through the film, I liked ALWAYS TOGETHER a lot. By the latter portion, I almost turned it off but somehow stuck with it to the end (which, happily, did improve--thanks to the funny scene with the Judge and a nice plot twist). All in all, it's obvious that this B-movie did not spend a lot of effort on the plot and working on the actors' reactions (which occasionally seemed over the top). Hutton was completely uninteresting and Reynolds, though exceptionally beautiful, seemed a bit too kooky the be a real person. Watchable but occasionally tedious.


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