IA #23: Penny Serenade (1941)

 Penny Serenade (1941) on IMDb

Cary Grant and Irene Dunne show off some serious chemistry in Penny Serenade, a retrospective of a couple’s courtship and child-rearing, set to a record album titled “The Story of a Happy Marriage”. They meet in the music store where Dunne’s character works, and their lives are a whirl of world travel, newspapers, and a song for every scene.

Grant was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, the first of only two Academy Award nominations he received. This movie is an effective tear-jerker and a counterbalance to the more serious war movies and film noir that are a big part of the Internet Archive Top 100.