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Eternally Yours(1939)

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The working title of this film was Whose Wife. According to an article in New York Times, this film began as a remake of Sacha Guitry's play L'illusionniste (Paris, 28 October 1917). That film however, was judged "too lusty" for the American family audience and consequently, screenwriters Gene Towne and Graham Baker changed the story. The final script was so different from Guitry's original that his name was dropped from the project and original screenplay credit was given to Towne and Baker. The article adds that a double stood-in for Loretta Young in the disappearing girl sequence when Young refused to wear the scanty attire required for the scene. The scene in which Tony jumps from an airplane wearing handcuffs was shot over the New York World's Fair. The New York Times article credits Paul Widlicksa with creating the illusion of the jump. A Hollywood Reporter news item adds that Jack Kirston supervised the shooting of the parachute jump over the San Francisco bay sequence. Werner Janssen received an Academy Award nomination in the Music (Original Score) category.