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Eternally Yours (1939)

Loretta Young , David Niven , Garnett Tay  |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Loretta Young, David Niven, Hugh Herbert, Billy Burke
  • Directors: Garnett Tay
  • Writers: Gene Towne, Graham Baker
  • Producers: Walter Wanger, Tay Garnett
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Synergy Ent
  • DVD Release Date: April 3, 2008
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00176VK28
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,674 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Eternally Yours (1939)" on IMDb

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When a clergyman's daughter (Loretta Young) is swept off her feet by a debonair magician (David Niven), her life becomes a sudden whirlwind of travel, excitement and death-defying feats. But when the magic wears off, she attempts a disappearing act of her own. Nominated for an Oscar for its lively musical score, this charming romantic comedy comes with a healthy side-order of adventure. The film's climax also features some wonderful location footage shot at the 1939 World's Fair in New York!

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant movie,poor print. May 27, 2000
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The movie itself is by no means a classic - similar comic confections were served up far more enticingly by the likes of Garson Kanin,Wesley Ruggles and Ernst Lubitsch - but Niven and Young are effective enough,and the idea at the heart of the movie is strong enough to survive the mediocre script.The print,however,is dreadful -it is like watching the movie through the bottom of a glass- and,as the video is recorded in EP mode (why?),your VCR may well struggle with its tracking for the 110 minutes of the entertainment.Why this is labelled as a "Collector's Edition" is a mystery:avoid this edition,go for the other one and watch a slight but amiable comedy.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, Enjoyable Flick June 9, 2010
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This is a fun movie with a bit of a serious side. We really enjoyed watching a very young David Niven and an even younger Loretta Young. It even has a bit of stage magic thrown in, which was almost as fun as the rest of the movie.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Vintage September 29, 2005
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Lighthearted, predictable, but entirely enjoyabe. Zazu Pitts is the glue that holds a good deal of the premise together. This is a film that epitomizes the productions of it's time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eternally Yours September 6, 2012
By t_girly
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I am a fan of Loretta Young and of the old Glamour days of Hollywood so I am a little biased in saying I really liked this movie. That being said, it was a fun movie to watch with the bantering between the two major characters played by Loretta and David Niven. Someone gave this movie a negative rating by saying by the end of the movie they didn't care who ended up with whom...I beg to differ! These two characters belonged together and with the twists and turns and humor I was certainly rooting for them. Loretta looks gorgeous of course, (it was made around 1940's) without a hair out of place and gorgeous gowns, but that was the allure of it all, wasn't it? Niven plays a magician/daredevil type and it was interesting to see some of the tricks of that trade included in this love story. A comedy/drama, it kept my attention. Not saying it was a Bette Davis "Jezebel" movie (God, did they get any better?) but it was worth adding to my collection. If you are not a fan of old movies you may not agree with my assessment, but if you like these old ones, you will probably like this one. The actual movie was in great shape as far as sound and very clear picture, but I did notice at least one small scene was left out. Nothing major, but I've seen the movie before, so I noticed. True fans do that kind of thing!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Look Into My Eyes, While I Mesmerize. . . June 3, 2010
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This review is for the movie and not the format--there was not a place to review on the DVD page. Viewers have complained about the quality of the VHS, but aside from that the whole flim was shot in what I call "soft glow" a vaseline on the lens type effect and it does add a mysterious dream-like quality that is at times beautiful.
David Niven plays an ACE magician that enchants audiences. His Houdini-like stunts seem impossible. Loretta Young's character is his capable assistant and they have much on-stage chemistry for the audience to behold. They are very complementary to each other's needs so they get married--today, I suppose we would call that co-dependency. They have a circle of friends that include such fine character actors as Broderick Crawford, Eve Arden and Zasu Pitts filling the scenes with gay banter. Niven trys to push the limit on each new stunt, the most outlandish being his trick of jumping out of an airplane while his hands are too confined by a straightjacket and handcuffs to pull the rip cord on his chute until the very last moment. Each time he makes it back safely, nail-biting, hand-wringing Loretta makes him promise it will be the last time he does the stunt. He is addicted to pushing the limit and can't stop. Finally she walks out on him, unwilling to go through the torture any longer, and marries Broderick Crawford on the rebound. He is safe and boring. Niven almost dies when his chute, with him attached, lands in a lake. He is pulled out right before he drowns. He has tried to get Loretta back even to the point of getting into fisticuffs with Crawford, and she runs to his side as he is injured on the dock.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars basic soap opera January 13, 2012
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The sound on this DVD has a ton of background noise - like listening to a movie in the shower. Loretta Young spends a lot of time looking as beautiful as she can and David Niven is good as the Houdini type magician. Escape artist stuff does have some tense moments. Skims over the story and by today's standards doesn't involve you enough in the characters so that you care what happens to them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful, fun movie December 14, 2013
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While some of the events in the movie are a little cheesy or unbelievable (David Niven as a Magician and Loretta Young's other love interest), the storyline and the chemistry between David Niven & Loretta Young makes this movie definitely worth watching. This black & white movie has suspense, love & drama. It's a wonderful movie and I would recommend you watch it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old classic March 3, 2013
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Classics are my favorite comfortable, clean movies. No foul language here, just a good story. Great actors in an old black and white film.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Loretta Young does not disappoint
Luminescent Loretta Young captivates in this film pairing her and fellow star of The Bishop's Wife David Niven. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Jeeves
4.0 out of 5 stars Young and Niven-great actors!
Great Loretta Young film. Wonderful love story-typical for era and actors. If you love Young and Niven, this is a "must see."
Published 1 month ago by Practicemakesperfect
2.0 out of 5 stars very silly
Very silly old B movie to pass the time, or if you are a fan of Loretta Young or David Niven.
Published 1 month ago by Helen L. Worcester
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Romance Adventure Still Entertains
It shows how things have changed between men and women and how they have remained the same.

Loretta Young and David Niven were icons in their time and earned it ,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elle Smith Fagan
5.0 out of 5 stars Sparkling Love Story
Love conquers all, reminiscent of Heaven Can Wait. Long time fan of David Niven embarked on a review of all his work.
Published 3 months ago by David C. Griffith
3.0 out of 5 stars Old Movie
This story was not as interesting as other old movies I've seen, but it was alright. The acting and the sound was good.
Published 5 months ago by Kitty
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth seeing Young and Niven together
Yes, the streaming version of this was sort of cloudy and in the old squared off format but still watchable. Read more
Published 5 months ago by cmcjiff
3.0 out of 5 stars Not their best movie
Not the best movie for either of these wonderful actors. The Bishop's Wife was heads
and tales above this one.
Published 8 months ago by teejaa
2.0 out of 5 stars A plot without a pay-off
With Loretta Young as a devoted and loyal wife to David Niven, this should have been a good movie. Instead, he came off as utterly selfish, and there was no reason to want them to... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Carole Stewart
1.0 out of 5 stars bad
it was a bad movie right from the start, and that's why I didn't even watch the whole thing. thumbs down.
Published 16 months ago by Eric F
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