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

That'll be right up.

Just a minute.

Thank you.

Good morning, Occidental.

I cannot ring suite 1026

before 11:

I'm sorry, sir.

Never before 11:

Accounting Department.

C.O.D. for 1026.

Mail for 1026. For 1026? Well,

why didn't you tell me? Oh, stupid!

Nice ham.

You said that in Vienna.

Not about ham. Most certainly about ham.

That was Wiener Schnitzel.

I remember distinctly arguing about

the relationship of a cow to a calf.

Jerry, you're an idiot.

You said that in Vienna. And London

and Rome and a few other places.

Say, was that

a party last nght!

Didn't I tell you we'd have

a great time in China?

Mmm. You certainly did. Let

me see. What was I last night?

It was something special. Oh,

sure. I was Emperor of All China.

Mmm. The Emperor

of All China.

Emperor, there's

a little message for you.

Some of your subjects are

getting a little restless.

Would that be,

by any chance, the bill?

Good mornng, Emperor.

Have we been here three weeks? We

have, and we've had a swell time.

Now I suppose

you haven't the $800.

Will you have some more

ham, Emperor?

Have faith, little one. I

have, but not $800 worth.

Hey, there is a time

for fooling.

You've always said there was no

time for anything but fooling.

Well, who am I

to disturb a genius?

I'm not hungry, either.

Is it the fire escape?

It looks like the old boy

has got to go to work.

Any ideas, may I ask?

My dear, you're talking to a businessman.

You ought to know that by this time.

Hmm. I do.

But $805 is a record!

Who do you love?

My emperor.

Always brings home the

bacon, doesn't he? Always.

Uh... we mustn't mix

pleasure with business.

Just as you say, dear.

And what is my little woman

fixing for dinner tonight?

It's probably right there.

Uh, as a matter of fact,

just between you and me,

we may dine on a boat


You know how it is.

We like to move.

Don't we though?

Good-bye, little woman.

Good-bye, Emperor.

Good morning, Mr. Day.

Good morning, Mr. Ling.

Mr. Day, it is, indeed, most

disagreeable to me, but... Yes?

I need not impress upon you the

urgency of, uh, well, your bill.

Oh, no need at all.

As a matter of fact,

I am expecting the auditor


It will be very awkward

for me if, uh...

Oh, uh, the auditor.

I understand.

As it happens, I was just

on my way downstairs now.

I'll see you later, Mr.

Ling. Good afternoon.

Good afternoon, Mr. Ling.


Hmm. Thank you.

Hello. Occidental Hotel?

The manager, Mr. Ling, please.

The desk clerk at

Hotel Sino Manor speaking.

Mr. Ling?

The auditor is here, sir.

Yes, we'll show him

every courtesy.

Yes. Yes, sir. Mr. Ling conveys

his compliments, Mr. Daly,

and says he will come over

whenever you wish to see him.

Er, my very best

compliments to Mr. Ling...

and, uh, tell him

there's no hurry whatsoever.

I have a great deal to do.

As a matter of fact,

I'd rather not see Mr. Ling

till evening.

I'm the assistant manager. Consider

us all at your command. Oh, thank you.

And, uh, will you

have the ledgers sent up?

I expect to be very busy and I

don't wish to be disturbed. Yes, sir.

Boy, Suite 205.

This way, sir.

Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Mr. O'Neil, please.

Room 327.

Mr. O'Neil. I'm merely fulfilling

my obligation to this firm.

But I must ask you to meet

your bill immediately.

Why haven't...

But I haven't the money!

Mr. O'Neil, uh...

In a situation like this we

make great allowances for cash.

Well, Mr. Daly,

if I had any cash, I...

I might dig up 50.

For a hundred we'll cancel

the whole bill.

It's a deal.

Mrs. Frank Newman, please.

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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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