Forever and A Day

ISBN 13: 9786305130970

Forever and A Day

 
9786305130970: Forever and A Day

This rarely-seen gem from England spans the years from Napoleon to World War II by following the fortunes of those who lived in a London manor house. Assembled by seven directors (Rene Clair, Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Lloyd, Victor Saville, Robert Stevenson, Herbert Wilcox) and starring over eighty American and British actors, "Forever and a Day" is one of the largest and most powerful ensemble films ever made. Also featuring Merle Oberon, Claude Rains, Victor McLaglen, Buster Keaton, C. Aubrey Smith, Edward Everett Horton, Elsa Lanchester, Edmund Gwenn, and many more.

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A slow-moving but historic attempt to bolster the British War Relief effort in 1943, Forever and a Day is a drama about the inhabitants of a magnificent English home, beginning in the early 19th century. The story isn't much, but there's a charming spirituality about the house and what happens to those who nurture it and abuse it. It's a metaphor, of course, for England itself. Most of all, the celebrity lineup is a real treat: There are 80 stars, including Brian Aherne, Robert Cummings, Ida Lupino, Charles Laughton, Herbert Marshall, Ray Milland, Merle Oberon, Claude Rains, Victor McLaglen, Buster Keaton, C. Aubrey Smith, Elsa Lanchester, and Edmund Gwenn. Talent was stacked up behind the camera as well: René Clair, Edmund Goulding, and Cedric Hardwicke are among the directors. --Bill Desowitz

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