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Eternally Yours (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 18 January 1940 (Argentina)
Anita Halstead, swept off her feet by magician Arturo, finds the results less than magical.

Director:

Tay Garnett

Writers:

Gene Towne (original screenplay), C. Graham Baker (original screenplay) (as Graham Baker)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... Anita Halstead
David Niven ... Tony aka The Great Arturo
Hugh Herbert ... Benton
Billie Burke ... Aunt Abby
C. Aubrey Smith ... Gramps aka Bishop Peabody
Raymond Walburn ... Mr. Harley Bingham
Zasu Pitts ... Mrs. Cary Bingham
Broderick Crawford ... Don Burns
Virginia Field ... Lola De Vere
Eve Arden ... Gloria
Ralph Graves ... Mr. Morrisey
Lionel Pape ... Mr. Howard
Fred Keating ... Master of Ceremonies
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Storyline

Anita, engaged to solid Don Barnes, is swept off her feet by magician Arturo. Before you can say presto, she's his wife and stage assistant on a world tour that seems never to end. Anita is mildly annoyed by Arturo's constant flirtations, but his death-defying stunts give her nightmares. As for her plan to retire in a farmhouse, forget it. Finally, she's had enough and disappears for real... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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She lived at the edge of life - with out-stretched arms . . . too short to reach it! Romance - a baffling reality.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1940 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Eternamente tuya See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$184,500
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was Loretta Young's first film after losing her contract at 20th Century Fox. She had previously starred in Wanger's Shanghai (1935). See more »

Quotes

Anita Halstead: What if the parachute didn't open?
Tony Halstead: Darling, all parachutes are guaranteed to open. If it doesn't, they give you a new one.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on sheets of stationery, through which someone seems to be flipping. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

ETERNALLY YOURS
Music by Werner Janssen
Lyrics L. Wolfe Gilbert
Sung behind credits by unknown male singer
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Excellent characters. Great Chemistry.
15 June 1999 | by javalorumSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this picture a lot. It has the warmth of the classics, yet the characterization and the whole plot fits to today's world. The incredible chemistry between the two leads is (I found) very rare among movies from that age.


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