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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 »

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Alexander Hall

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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 Ralph Dumke ... Henry Opdyke
Nancy Kulp ... Amy
Willis Bouchey ... Oliver Clinton (as Willis B. Bouchey)
Ruth Brady Ruth Brady ... Laura
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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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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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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Trivia

James Mason considered this his worst movie. See more »

Goofs

When Susan slips in the raft when she first starts rowing, one of the oars slides all the way into the water. In the next shot, both oars are perfectly placed in a rowing position in the raft, meanwhile Susan has not even raised herself up from the bottom of the raft. Nobody would have been positioned to move the oars in such a short period of time. See more »

Quotes

Lorenzo Xavier Vega: [Yosemite] I think it'll do you good.
Susan Vega: Sure, it'll do me great!
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Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) 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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entertaining and good if dated marriage advice
6 August 2004 | by PatmarieSee all my reviews

Saw this today and enjoyed it very much. Lucy and Desi of course are great and here seemed more like real people and less like stereotyped caricatures. Though made in the Fifties, much of the relationship philosophy here seemed sound and to still ring true today. One need only to look at I Love Lucy to see that limited options for wives were a widely accepted norm at that time, but this film tires to question and break out of that. When Susan is told that she and her husband have been traveling two separate paths for a long time, she asks something along the lines of, "Does the woman always have to follow her husband's path?" Her angel laughs and says "Of course not!" but gives good reasons why that's what she needs to do at this point. The well-intentioned but scary Fifties attitude toward the environment was uncomfortable but the marriage advice seemed good. The Long, Long Trailer may have had more laughs but this was more satisfying. And anything that ends in Yosemite is a plus.


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