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Never Say Goodbye (1956)

In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Directors:

Jerry Hopper, Douglas Sirk (uncredited)

Writers:

Luigi Pirandello (play), Bruce Manning (earlier screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Dr. Michael Parker
Cornell Borchers ... Lisa Gosting
George Sanders ... Victor
Shelley Fabares ... Suzy Parker
Ray Collins ... Dr. Bailey
David Janssen ... Dave Heller
Helen Wallace ... Miss Tucker
John Wengraf ... Prof. Zimmelman (as John E. Wengraf)
Raymond Greenleaf ... Dr. Kelly Andrews
Max Showalter ... Andy Leonard (as Casey Adams)
John Banner ... Oskar, the Baker
Jerry Paris ... Joe
Else Bäck Else Bäck ... Frau Hempel (as Else Neft)
Terry Ann Rossworn Terry Ann Rossworn ... Suzy, age 2
Robert F. Simon ... Dr. Kenneth Evans
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Storyline

In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family. Written by hiphats

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Hated by the child who was her son... and forbidden to say "I am your mother."

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nur Du allein See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Concerning his participation, Douglas Sirk said in an interview with Jon Halliday in 1971 that he did some work on preparing "Never Say Goodbye", that he brought over Cornell Borchers from Germany and that he re-shot scenes with George Sanders on the latter's and the studio's request. See more »

Connections

Remake of This Love of Ours (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

FOR THE FIRST TIME
Written by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Cornell Borchers
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Positively Noble
12 May 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

German film star Cornell Borchers stars with Rock Hudson in this Fifties romance of love and sacrifice Never Say Goodbye. Who would have thought that George Sanders would not be a cad in a film.

Hudson plays an army doctor in post war Europe awaiting home and discharge and he runs into Borchers and Sanders in a nightclub. He and Borchers marry and they have a kid who grows up to be Shelley Fabares. But the way she and Sanders keep hanging around together arouses the old green eyed monster in Rock. He confronts her and she takes off behind the Iron Curtain in post war Vienna where who knows she might have run into Harry Lime.

Fast forward to the present being 1956. Borchers and Sanders are in Los Angeles doing their club act and she runs into Hudson who has told his daughter that her mother was dead. After this the film becomes positively weepy.

I won't say more, but everybody here becomes positively noble and noble does not wear well on George Sanders.

Never Say Goodbye was what was termed a woman's picture back in the day and for those who are inclined to these type films this one is for you. Look fast and you'll see Clint Eastwood as one of Rock's medical colleagues.

Douglas Sirk guided Rock through a few of these kinds of films in their salad days. But Sirk knew enough to keep his hands off this.


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