Penny Serenade
Penny Serenade (1941)

While listening to a recording of "Penny Serenade," Irene Dunne begins reflecting on her past. She recalls her near-impulsive marriage to newspaper reporter Cary Grant, which begins on a deliriously-happy note but which turns out… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: July 13, 1998
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

George Stevens' direction and the excellence of the stars' playing make the film.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

If you have any tolerance for soap opera, this is one of the classics.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...entertaining enough to warrant a mild recommendation...

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Time Out

This is a classic 'women's picture' in every sense.

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Emanuel Levy

George Stevens' sentimental melodrama is extremely well acted by Irene Dunne and Cary Grant, who received for his part of a depressed father the first of his two Oscar nominations.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A women's weepie picture.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

If you are prone to easy weeping, you might even take along a washtub.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

This is a weeper from the start, with only a few moments of comedy placed in so the audience can dry their eyes before the next sentimental barrage.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Lesser seen Cary Grant, but very compelling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Devon Bott
Love, marriage, and parenthood, all the bittersweet magnificence of life is on display in "Penny Serenade", a sentimental little film from 1941. Cary… More
Stella Dallas
i cry every single time! i guess that makes it a weeper
Aj V
This is a very sentimental, sappy, but realistic drama of a young couple. It's good, but I'm not a big fan of the film, although I loved Grant in it.
Lanning : )
After seeing <i>None but the Lonely Heart</i> the other day, and hearing Robert Osborne and Jack Klugman compare it to <i>Penny… More
Jennifer D
Such a sad-y! My biggest problem with this film was the time passage in records. Cutting back to Irene Dunne and all she did was change records, circle into… More
John Ballantine
A weeper. It is interesting to see Cary Grant in very uncomfortable situations. It veers too much into the soap opera realm but is nonetheless a good afternoon… More