Now and Forever (1956 film)

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Now and Forever
"Now and Forever" (1956).jpg
Directed by Mario Zampi
Produced by Mario Zampi
Written by R.F. Delderfield
Michael Pertwee
Based on a play "The Orchard Walls" by R.F. Delderfield
Starring Janette Scott
Music by Stanley Black
Cinematography Erwin Hillier
Edited by Richard Best
Mario Zampi Productions (as Anglofilm)
Distributed by Associated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
21 February 1956 (London) (UK)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £157,111[1]

Now and Forever is a 1956 British drama film directed by Mario Zampi and starring Janette Scott, Vernon Gray and Kay Walsh.[2] It is based on the play The Orchard Walls by R.F. Delderfield, and was Scott's first adult role after a career as a child star in Britain.[3] The screenplay concerns an upper class girl who becomes romantically involved with a poor boy, and they elope together to Gretna Green.


Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie called the film "a very slight piece, buoyed by the charm and attractiveness of its young stars. Janette Scott and Vernon Grey...Though the film seems flat and obvious when viewed on television, it truly comes to life before a large and appreciative moviehouse audience. Forgotten for many years, Now and Forever was happily rediscovered by the late film historian William K. Everson in his 1979 book Love in the Film, which was dedicated to star Janette Scott."[4]


  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p510
  2. ^ "Now and Forever". BFI. 
  3. ^ "Now And Forever". TV Guide. 
  4. ^ "Now and Forever (1956) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie. 

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