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Penny Serenade - 1941 (Digitally Remastered Version)

Cary Grant , Irene Dunne , George Stevens  |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan
  • Directors: George Stevens
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: DigiComTV
  • DVD Release Date: January 25, 2010
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0035G08UI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,198 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Julie (Irene Dunne) is about to leave her husband Roger (Cary Grant) when she decides to play some of their records; each one reminds her of the pleasure and sadness they had shared. This touching sentimental melodrama was produced and directed by one of Hollywood's great directors, George Stevens.
NTSC - 118 minutes - Black & White - www.digicomtv.com

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92 of 96 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Memorable Film; Awful DVD May 16, 2003
Format:DVD
Directed by George Stevens and starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, PENNY SERENADE was among the most admired films of 1941. But it seems the film has now drifted into public domain, and the result is incredibly dire: a very muddy soundtrack coupled to a picture that shudders and shakes so that you can barely stand to look at it.
This a great pity, for PENNY SERENADE is a fine film that deserves much better. The concept is simple: as wife Julie (Irene Dunne) packs to leave her husband Roger (Cary Grant), she plays the various records the two have collected over the years. Each recording recalls the various phases of their lives: their chance meeting, their rather unexpected marriage, early years spent in the far east. But they are unhappy in their inability to have a child--and so they return to the United States to adopt. But their happiness ends in tragedy, a tragedy which neither seem able to surmount.
The story is sentimental melodrama, of course, but it transcends its own genre. George Stevens was one of the great directors of Hollywood's golden age--director of such diverse classics as A PLACE IN THE SUN, SHANE, and WOMAN OF THE YEAR. In lesser hands the film might have been reduced to pure soap, but he strikes the perfect balance between charm and tearfulness. The leads are equally perfect, with both Irene Dunne and Cary Grant (who were memorably teamed in such frantic screwball comedies MY FAVORITE WIFE and THE AWFUL TRUTH) discarding their broad comedic skills in favor of plausible humor and sincerity. The supporting cast, which sports nice performances by the likes of Beulah Bondi and Edgar Buchanan, is also very fine, the script is quite good, and the cinematography both functional and elegant.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Done Digicom March 18, 2010
By Mjhood
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
When one considers how many poor or downright bad releases there are with this and other public domain movies, It is good to be able to report that no-one will be unhappy with the qaulity of the restoration offered by Digicom.
The Picture is sharp and clear with good contrast and resolution.They are obviously working with good raw materials and not the cruddy rehashed ancient video copies of copies that other companies have released.
The sound quality is clear if not a little over done in the equalization. There are no extras with the disc.
I grade this as 89/100 for restoration and 60/100 for the package / Price.However as there is no viable alternative, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a very good copy of this movie.
I can also recommend this company's release of LIFE WITH FATHER 1947 - equally as good and with good color restoration as well. Avoid any other releases of these two titles.
Mark Hood - writing from Germany
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You the man, Cary Grant. December 1, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
PENNY SERENADE is the story about a young woman who falls in love with a newspaper reporter. They get married. Move to Japan. Survive an Earthquake. Loose a child. Adopt another. Tragedy besets them, but in the end they are able to overcome it. The movie is mostly told through musical flashbacks thanks to rotating RPMs and is one of the first films to ever have used the soundtrack as an intrical part of the film. The movie is a notch above most other melodramatic tearjerkers and there's one big reason for that: Cary Grant.
Cary Grant is the man. What more does one need to say? Sure Irene Dunn does a good job in this melodramatic tale about a husband and wife who live through an earthquake in Japan, the loss of an unborn child, and the adoption of another. Of course, the actor who plays Applejack steals many scenes, serving as the wise fool in this Shakespearean-type romance as his character balances everything that occurs. Nevertheless, through all of Uncle Applejack's helpful advice and Irene Dunn's moving tears, it's Cary Grant who carries the picture. Grant nailed this performance of Roger and once again illustrated how great of an actor he truly was. A lot of actors would have been tempted to delve into melodramatic play-acting, but not Grant. Even though this is a tear-jerker melodrama and he has some really cheesy lines in some scenes, Grant makes the whole thing seem plausible and feel realistic. I admit that I am a huge fan of Cary Grant, but I keep digging up these old movies he made, hoping to find a film that he totally flops in. So far, I haven't found any. Grant was just a notch above the rest and could make any movie more enjoyable just by being in it. It's worth more than a penny to see his performance in this serenade.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good film; Annoying DVD June 30, 2007
Format:DVD
The other reviews describe the film quite well. Irene Dunn and Cary Grant are entertaining and excellent actors. Edgar Buchanan is great. However, there are a few annoying things about the DVD. There are several places where it skips and jumps. Also, RE has placed their logo in the lower right hand corner of the entire film. I am sure that this will not bother some people, however, I find it quite annoying. I will probably watch this on an old VHS rather than the DVD in the future.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Penny Serenade DigiComTV April 6, 2010
By J. Day
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is without doubt the best quality version of Penny Serenade I have come accross. It is sharp and clear with good sound and good quality resolution. I am pleased to finally get hold of an excellent version from DigiComTV. I highly recommend this.
Jacky Day UK
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5.0 out of 5 stars and I always find something new to love about it
I've watched this movie many times over the years, and I always find something new to love about it. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Jane Tallmadge
4.0 out of 5 stars Blu ray review
Is it worth it? Considering all the bad copies out there, this is probably as good as it gets currently, but this is one film I wish Criterion had gotten hold of. Read more
Published 15 days ago by R. Crossley
5.0 out of 5 stars penny serenade
one of my favorite old movies
Published 21 days ago by Bobbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Its lovely
I adore it
Published 1 month ago by William & Adrian
1.0 out of 5 stars The quality of the DVD is terrible, it's fuzzy and not easy to watch
I should have paid more attention to some of the reviews. The quality of the DVD is terrible, it's fuzzy and not easy to watch. I shut it off right away. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sandy Z.
5.0 out of 5 stars Now this is a sad, joyous movie
Now this is a sad, joyous movie. You will probably need a tissue or two. Cary Grand and Irene Dunn plays a couple much in love but the world seems to be against them in a way. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sherri Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tear-Jerker
One of the best tear-jerkers of all time. Received it really quick. You just can't beat Amazon Prime!
Published 1 month ago by Walter S Howerton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
What a great movie! A classic must see! One of those movies you will watch over and over!
Published 1 month ago by K. Bodnar
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent tear jerker great movie
Published 2 months ago by shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great novie
Published 2 months ago by Debby S. Verrett
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