Penny Serenade (1941) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by George Stevens and produced by George Stevens and Fred Guiol.
Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Cary Grant||Nominated|
Penny Serenade (1941)By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 30, 2017 From 4 Star Films
Irene Dunne still remains one of the most underrated actresses of the 20th century. She was both a lively comedienne, an impressive singer, and performed in melodrama better than most. Pair her with Cary Grant and director George Stevens and you have an impressive bulwark to build a film out of. I d... Read full article
Penny Serenade (1941)By Beatrice on Jun 24, 2014 From Flickers in Time
Penny Serenade Directed by George Stevens Written by Martha Cheavens and Morrie Ryskind 1941/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental With every picture I see directed by George Stevens, I admire his work more. The story is told in flashback as Julie Adams (Irene Dunne) listens... Read full article
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Man: [Hands Judge some papers] Adoption proceedings, the Adams case.
Man: The Adams case.
Judge: [Looks disturbed] Oh yes, yes. Uh...
[turns back to attorneys]
Judge: if either one or both of you gentlemen conduct yourselves like you've been doing today I'll hold you in contempt, the both of ya!
Judge: [Walks into chambers, sees Roger, Miss Oliver, and the baby all seated. Sits at desk] Uh, oh this is the child in question. Ahem, let me see. Yes, I recall looking over these adoption papers. I see you have no income at present.
[Looks at Roger]
Judge: Is that correct?
Roger Adams: Yes your Honor.
Judge: Now what is this Miss Oliver? You know this case should never have come before me.
Miss Oliver: Well your Honor I feel that this is a special case. I kept hoping until the last minute Mr. Adams might be able to resume the operation of his paper or get a job. But unfortunately he hasn't been able to do either, so i thought...
Judge: Under these conditions I can't grant the adoption. This child will have to revert to the orphanage.
[Gestures to Roger]
Judge: Will you draw up a chair please while I prepare these release papers for you to sign? Just a matter of routine.
Roger Adams: If you please your Honor, it can't just be a matter of routine for people to have their baby taken away from them. This child is ours Judge...
Judge: [Interrupting] Those are the requirements of the law.
Roger Adams: Yes but you see we've had her since she was six weeks old. It just doesn't seem reasonable to give her back to-to-to strangers.
Judge: Mr. Adams, you're not here to plead your case. You've had the regular opportunity to prove your fitness to provide.
Roger Adams: We are *fit* Judge if you
Julie Gardiner Adams: We don't need each other anymore. When that happens to two people, there's nothing left.
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Irene Dunne often said that this was her favorite film because it reminded her of her own adopted daughter.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 16, 1941 with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne reprising their film roles.
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