Oscar Movies: Eternally Yours (1939)

In this light comedy, produced by Walter Wanger and directed by Tay Garnett (better known for “The Postman Always Rings Twice”), Loretta Young plays Anita, a young woman engaged to Don Barnes (Broderick Crawford), a wealthy man who promises a stable and comfy life.

But when she meets a magician named The Great Arturo (David Niven), he sweeps her off her feet. Dumping Barnes, she marries Arturo and travels with him as his assistant.

After a while, Anita begins to long for a simpler life at home. She’s also upset by Arturo’s flirtatious nature, and worried about the new dangerous stunts. Pulling a trick of her own, Anita disappears, forcing Artuto to set off on a chase to find her.


Running time: 95 Minutes.
Directed by Tay Garnett
Written by Gene Towne, Graham Baker, John Meehan
Released: October 7, 1939 Wide
DVD: March 1, 2005
United Artists

Oscar Nominations: 1

Original Score: Werner Janssen

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner was Herbert Stothart for the score of Wizard of Oz.