Now and Forever (1934) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Now and Forever (1934)





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Ne'er-do-well Gary Cooper is so desperate for quick cash that he's willing to sell the custody rights of his own daughter (Shirley Temple), whom he's never seen. Cooper's girlfriend Carole Lombard is shocked by this callousness and walks out on him, but when Cooper meets his daughter and has a change of heart, he reclaims the little girl and is reunited with Lombard. Still, Cooper can't hold down a job. Another get-rich-quick scheme ends unhappily when Cooper is forced to participate in a jewel robbery. After fighting it out with his confederates, the wounded Cooper begs the victim of the robbery, a wealthy and loving woman, to adopt his daughter and give her the sort of life he is unable to provide. Now and Forever would have been mighty turgid stuff without the combined star power of Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard, and six-year-old Shirley Temple.


Gary Cooper
as Jerry Day
Shirley Temple
as Penelope 'Penny' Day
Carole Lombard
as Toni Carstairs Day
Guy Standing
as Felix Evans
Charlotte Granville
as Mrs. J.H.P. Crane
Gilbert Emery
as James Higginson
Henry Kolker
as Mr. Clark
Tetsu Komai
as Mr. Ling
Jameson Thomas
as Chris Carstairs
Harry Stubbs
as Mr. O'Neill
Andre Cheron
as Inspector
Richard Loo
as Hotel Clerk
Look Chan
as Assistant Manager
Akim Tamiroff
as French Jeweler
Buster Phelps
as Boy with Skates
Rolfe Sedan
as Hotel Manager
Sam Harris
as Man at Pool
Ronnie Cosbey
as Little Boy
Grace Hayle
as Lady in Store
George Webb
as Uncle George (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Now and Forever

All Critics (1)

The six-year-old Shirley Temple steals this Depression-era comedy.

October 6, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Now and Forever

It's a Shirley Temple movie, what else can I say?

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