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Does money bring happiness or misery? Is there such a thing as having too much money? These are the questions debated in the 1947 romantic comedy Always Together. In it, Joyce Reynolds plays Jane Barker, a working girl who spends all of her extra time watching movies with her struggling writer fiance Donn (Robert Hutton). When a mysterious rich man (Cecil Kellaway) bequeaths $1,000,000 to Jane on his deathbed, she decides to keep it a secret from Donn, certain that the money will only lead to trouble in their relationship.
Always Together is a charming B picture with an original screenplay by famed husband and wife writing team Henry and Phoebe Ephron along with Oscar®-winning screenwriter and long time Billy Wilder collaborator I.A.L. Diamond. Always Together also features several Warner Bros. stars in film-within-a-film cameos throughout including Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Dennis Morgan, Alexis Smith, and Humphrey Bogart in a particularly inspired send-up of Stella Dallas (1937).
Joyce Reynolds and Robert Hutton clearly have fun with their roles in Always Together and generate many laughs throughout. With its subplot revolving around Jane's film fantasy life and the parade of Warner Bros. stars in the background, movie buffs will particularly enjoy Always Together.
Producer: Alex Gottlieb
Director: Frederick De Cordova
Screenplay: I.A.L. Diamond, Henry Ephron, Phoebe Ephron
Cinematography: Carl Guthrie
Art Direction: Leo K. Kuter
Music: Werner Heymann
Film Editing: Folmar Blangsted
Cast: Robert Hutton (Donn Masters), Joyce Reynolds (Jane Barker), Cecil Kellaway (Jonathan Turner), Ernest Truex (Mr. Timothy J. Bull, Attorney), Don McGuire (McIntyre, Reporter), Ransom Sherman (Judge), Douglas Kennedy (Doberman, attorney)
by Andrea Passafiume