Watch: Penny Serenade 1941 123movies, Full Movie Online – As tears well up in her eyes, once-happy Julie listens to her favourite songs, reminiscing about the ups and downs of her life. Indeed, Julie and her husband, Roger, have always been there for each other through thick and thin. However, it seems that the love is gone. But, before leaving the house, Julie decides to listen to their old, memory-laden records for one last time, eager to relive all the fundamental stages of her love story with Roger. Now, a flurry of mixed emotions overcomes Julie. Is all hope lost?.
Plot: While listening to a recording of Penny Serenade, Julie Gardiner Adams begins reflecting on her past. She recalls her impulsive marriage to newspaper reporter Roger Adams, which begins on a deliriously happy note but turns out to be fraught with tragedy. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and the joys and sorrows they have shared. A flood of memories come back to her as she ponders on their present problems and how they arose.
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This film boasts a wonderful dramatic turn by a young Cary Grant. If you’re of the minority who view Mr. Grant as a boring, overrated comedy actor, give this a watch because the great man can most certainly act! It’s a very enjoyable romance, elevated by a sparkling cast. The story is very heartwarming, but also quite the tearjerker. The record player transitions between scenes are quite a lovely touch, and good special effects for its time. Good family viewing.
There is certainly chemistry between Irene Dunne and Cary Grant as the married couple with their lives ahead of them until an earthquake and tragedy strikes them and they must adjust to a life without the prospect of having their own child. That is until – with a little intervention from an avuncular and ever helpful “Applejack” (Edgar Buchanan) – they decide to adopt. They live a pretty subsistence existence by now; he is trying to run a local newspaper with a circulation that hovers around the 901-908 mark and so when it comes to the formalities, it is going to be struggle. Luckily, kindly adoption agent Beulah Bondi (“Miss Oliver”) takes to them and soon afterwards they have their own little girl “Trine”. Up until this point, both leads are engaging – frequent funny, especially Grant who has a distinct spontaneity in his performance – and though unchallenging, it is an enjoyable watch. However, tragedy strikes again and the film descends into maudlin melodrama with a last fifteen minutes that conclude with events that I found really quite tacky – almost like trading a commodity. What flowed effortlessly until then becomes contrived and for me, anyway, ruined much of the rest of it. It is a good watch, George Stevens does a good job and the writing/dalogue are frequently amusing and pithy – but that ending… sorry!
Great watch on a rainy day
I just love this sweet old movie. Cary Grant is gorgeous, Irene Dunne beautiful, Edgar Buchanan a lovable old codger. A story about falling in love and the deep inner desire to build a family with the one you love — and the challenges and sadness that can be as great, but never really greater, than the happiness and fulfillment it brings.
Falling in love, best friends, career challenges, pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, adoption, death, divorce… it’s all covered in this one sweet little movie. And it’s all told in a way that reminds us all how important music is as it sets the soundtrack to our lives.
This is a wonderful movie. It may not be Citizen Kane — but it is definitely worthy of your time.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Romance
Director George Stevens
Writer Morrie Ryskind, Martha Cheavens
Actors Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,281.17 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm