Always Goodbye (1938 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sidney Lanfield|
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Music by||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Cinematography||Robert H. Planck|
|Edited by||Robert L. Simpson|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Following the death of her fiancé as he was speeding to their wedding, Margot Weston is left pregnant and devastated. A former doctor, Jim Howard, helps the desperate Margot. When her son is born, Jim helps her find a home for the baby with Phil Marshall and his wife. Margot insists that neither the Marshalls nor the child can ever know that she is his mother.
Five years later, while working as a well-paid buyer for couturier Harriet Martin, Margot meets Jim Howard again, and the two begin to fall in love. When Margot is sent to Europe on a business trip for Harriet, she meets and is wooed by the charming and carefree Count Giovanni Corini. While in Paris, she happens to meet her son, Roddy, who is traveling with his aunt who has been taking care of him since his adoptive mother died.
On the trip back to America, Margot and Roddy become close. Giovanni is also on the same ship, and he continues to pursue Margot. Back home, Margot becomes convinced that Jessica Reid, Phil's new fiancée, does not love him, and would be a bad mother to Roddy. Margot decides to break up the engagement, though Jim, beginning a career as a scientist, reminds her of her earlier promise not to interfere in the boy's life.
Phil overhears a conversation between Margot and Jessica which brings their engagement to an end. Meanwhile, Jim tries to ask Margot to marry him, but then Phil asks Margot to marry him for his and Roddy's sake. Though Margot admits she loves Jim, he steps aside so that she can have a life with Roddy and Phil.
- Barbara Stanwyck as Margot Weston
- Herbert Marshall as Jim Howard
- Ian Hunter as Phillip Marshall
- Cesar Romero as Count Giovanni 'Gino' Corini
- Lynn Bari as Jessica Reid
- Binnie Barnes as Harriet Martin
- Johnny Russell as Roddy Weston Marshall (as Johnnie Russell)
- Mary Forbes as Aunt Martha Marshall
- Albert Conti as Modiste Benoit
- Marcelle Corday as Nurse
- Franklin Pangborn as Bicycle Salesman
- George Davis as Taxi Driver
- Ben Welden as Taxi Driver
- Eddy Conrad as Barber