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Eternally Yours (1939)

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 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.

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Comedy | Drama

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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, 10 January 1940
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walter Wanger Productions See more »
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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

This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger/Harry Sherman/Cinema Guild films re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for USA television syndication in 1950. It was first telecast in New York City Saturday 15 April 1950 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Sunday 30 April 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Chicago Monday 5 June 1950 on WENR (Channel 7), in Albuquerque Tuesday 6 June 1950 on KOB (Channel 4), in Atlanta Wednesday 21 June 1950 on WSB (Channel 8), in Phoenix Sunday 2 July 1950 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Philadelphia Saturday 12 August 1950 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Detroit Sunday 27 August 1950 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Pittsburgh Thursday 31 August 1950 on WDTV (Channel 3), in San Francisco Saturday 21 October 1950 on KGO (Channel 7), and in both Boston and Cleveland Sunday 3 December 1950 on WNAC (Channel 7) and on WXEL (Channel 9). 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 Sprockets: Heart Throbs (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

ETERNALLY YOURS
Music by Werner Janssen
Lyrics L. Wolfe Gilbert
Sung behind credits by unknown male singer
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galaxy of stars in here
26 March 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Some BIG BIG names in this one. Loretta Young, David Niven, Hugh Herbert. Billie Burke, Sir Aubrey Smith. and of course, my hero, the cynical, sarcastic Eve Arden! and of course Zasu PItts. In the story, Niven is Arturo, see-er of the future, and he is taken with Anita (Young). They travel around the world for Arturo's act, but Anita is getting sick of the road. Then Arturo takes on a dare, which risks his life. and Anita doesn't like it at all. Then he refuses to come off the road, and Anita is off to divorce court. Then they spend the rest of the film running into each other, antagonizing each other, if un-intentionally. The last twenty minutes are a bit annoying... Anita's new husband won't stand up for her, and he also lets his boss run all over him, even when Anita gets ill and wants to leave. A little disappointing.... with that great cast, I was hoping for more. It's all perfectly well done, but they all seem to be fighting for the spotlight. and the story kind of loses its way in the second half. we were supporting Anita when she was in love with, and married to the new husband, but then she doesn't seem to know who she wants, and if SHE doesn't know, why should WE care what happens? I hope it all gets worked out by the end. I can see why its not rated very high, even with all those big names. the ending is a little too abrupt and random. i wonder if the ending was changed along the way to suit audience preferences...


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