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Never Say Goodbye (1946)

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Romantic comedy was never Errol Flynn's forte, but he occasionally gave it the old college try in such films as Never Say Goodbye. Flynn plays Phil Gayley, a Petty-like magazine illustrator, whose close proximity with gorgeous female models ruins his marriage to the lovely Ellen (Eleanor Parker). When the Gayleys divorce, their precocious 7-year-old daughter Flip (Patti Brady) contrives to bring them back together. She does, of course, but not before several by-the-number comic complications, not least of which finds Phil and his romantic rival Rex DeVallon (Donald Woods) dressed in lookalike Santa Claus suits. The film's biggest laughs are garnered whenever Errol Flynn lampoons his established "swashbuckler" image, which he does with apparent relish. At one point, Flynn even imitates Humphrey Bogart-an effect accomplished by dubbing in the voice of the real Bogart! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Errol Flynn
as Phil Gayley
Eleanor Parker
as Ellen Gayley
S.Z. Sakall
as Luigi Restaurateur
Forrest Tucker
as Cpl. Fenwick Lonkowski
Lucile Watson
as Mrs. Hamilton
Donald Woods
as Rex DeVallon
Peggy Knudsen
as Nancy Graham
Tom D'Andrea
as Jack Gordon
Patti Brady
as Phillippa `Flip' Gayley
William Benedict
as Messenger Boy
Doris Fulton
as Hat Check Girl
Tom Tyler
as Policeman
Monte Blue
as Policeman
Roy Gordon
as Detective
Lou Marcelle
as Radio Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Never Say Goodbye

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A better Christmas film than many of the more well-known ones.

Full Review… | January 5, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Never Say Goodbye

Cute comedy with Errol having fun for a change and well paired with Eleanor Parker.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Never Say Goodbye (1946) -- [6.5] -- Errol Flynn and Eleanor Parker star as the divorced parents of a seven-year-old girl who is trying to get the two back together again. It may sound like a cloying storyline, but the film uses it exclusively for screwball comedic effect. Memorable sequences include Flynn's attempt to have dinner with two women at two different tables at the same time, Christmas Eve with two sparring Santas, and the return of a soldier who thinks the little girl's romantic letters are from her mother. Lucile Watson is good as the snooty mother-in-law (and gets to cut loose in a scene involving alcohol), S.Z. Skall is affable as a friendly restaurant owner who helps both Flynn and his daughter in times of need, and Forrest Tucker is put to good use as the dim-witted soldier foil.

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

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