Now and Forever

Synopsis: Young freewheeling wanderer Jerry Day and his beautiful wife Toni are at odds over their lifestyle. Jerry can't accept responsibility but Toni yearns for a family and a settled life. Then the Days 'rediscover' Jerry's young daughter Pennie, who has been living with his rich deceased wife's family. Pennie appears to be just what Jerry needs to mend his swindling ways and lead a straight life. Despite the responsibility of his new family, Jerry is swayed by the corruptible influence of jewelry thief Felix Evans. When Evans lures Jerry into a job, it puts the continuation of his new family life at risk.
Director(s): Henry Hathaway
Production: Paramount Pictures
81 min

on the red ten.

Of course, we'll have to stop off in

Connecticut first to, uh, pick up the money.

My wife's family live there, which is

practically the only thing wrong with Connecticut.

Who do you love?

Jerry, don't go to Connecticut.

Why, how else can we get

the money? Don't get it.

I don't understand.

Jerry, don't even

want to go.

Oh, now I'm getting it. Not

a nice way to make money, huh?

Not a bit nice. Hmm. I

didn't know we were nice.

Think of New York.

That'll be nice.

I'm leaving for Paris

in the morning.

You mean... You mean you'll meet

me in Paris when I come back?

I don't know.

You're tired of chasing

trains is what you really mean.

Jerry, you once said we belong

because we both hated life.

Neither of us knew

what we wanted.

We've had three years. Are

we any nearer to knowing?

I'll answer that

by asking you:

Do you wish we were settled

down and it were our kid?

Do you?


I don't think I do either.

But I wish we wanted to.

You're tired of chasing

trains, all right.

Jerry... don't go!

She is your child!

You can't take advantage

of that. She's yours!

But 75,000 bucks

is 75,000 bucks.

Well, you're the emperor.

Then you'll meet me

in Paris?

I'll know that when I'm in

Paris. Well, you're the empress.

Good night, Empress.

We need scarcely point out

that your mode of life...

is not one that fits you to bring

up a child... my sister's child.

Just as stuffy as ever

in here.


However, I have no desire to...

I have no desire to criticize

your mode of life.

Oh! No, no!

We are...

We are concerned only with

the welfare of the child.

Of course. Therefore, I have

had Mr. Clark draw up a document.

You agree to surrender the

child. I agree to adopt her.

That's a lot of words.

How long would it take a lawyer to say

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Melville Baker

Melville Baker (April 24, 1901 – April 10, 1958) was an American screenwriter.Bakers was born in Massachusetts and died of a heart attack in Nice, France at the age of 56. more…

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