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Penny Serenade (1941)

Penny Serenade
7 Rating
(44 ratings)
7.2 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne

Julie Gardiner
Cary Grant

Cary Grant

Roger Adams
Beulah Bondi

Beulah Bondi

Miss Oliver
Edgar Buchanan

Edgar Buchanan

Applejack
Ann Doran

Ann Doran

Dotty
Leonard Willey

Leonard Willey

Doctor Hartley


Written by
Morrie Ryskind

Morrie Ryskind

(screen play)
Martha Cheavens

Martha Cheavens

(story)


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Penny Serenade

1 year, 5 months ago at Aug 16 19:26
I’ve said it once, and I’m sure I’ll say it a hundred more times: star power can make or break a film. Penny Serenade isn’t a bad film, or even a bad story. In fact, a quiet and absorbing drama could have been made using this story, this director and these actors. But somewhere along the way, Penny Serenade decided it wanted a huge dollop of unnecessary schmaltz added on top, and that is w... read more
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Description: As Julie prepares to leave her husband Roger, she begins to play through a stack of recordings, each of which reminds her of events in their lives together. One of them is the song that was playing when she and Roger first met in a music store. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and th ... (more)
Release date: 24 April 1941
UPC: 056775005191
Drama (5), Romance (5), 1940s (3), Film Noir (2), Suspense (2), Cary Grant (2), Illness (2), Adoption (2), Child (2), 1941 (2), Thriller (2), Struggle (2), Adventure (2), Death (2), Melodrama (1), Tearjerker (1), Dramas (1), Newspaper Publisher (1), Marriage In Trouble (1), Personal Triumph (1)
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Penny Serenade

“I’ve said it once, and I’m sure I’ll say it a hundred more times: star power can make or break a film. Penny Serenade isn’t a bad film, or even a bad story. In fact, a quiet and absorbing drama could have been made using this story, this director and these actors. But somewhere along the way, Penny Serenade decided it wanted a huge dollop of unnecessary schmaltz added on top, and that is what keeps it from achieving true greatness.

Cary Grant and Irene Dunne need only exist and say their lines for the film to justify its existence, even when it takes overtly manipulative emotional turns. Grant in particular elevates several scenes into heartbreaking tragedy by toning down his romantic leading man charisma and showing us the more damaged human being residing beneath the id” read more

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