Penny Serenade poster

Penny Serenade 1941

About Penny Serenade

A light-hearted romantic drama starring Cary Grant & Irene Dunne as a couple who meet, fall in love, quarrel and reunite. While listening to a recording of "Penny Serenade", Julie Gardiner Adams (Irene Dunne) begins reflecting on her past. She recalls her impulsive marriage to newspaper reporter Roger Adams (Cary Grant), which begins on a deliriously happy note but turns out to be fraught with tragedy. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and the joys and sorrows they have shared. A flood of memories come back to her as she ponders on their present problems and how they arose.

Penny Serenade Cast

Penny Serenade Crew


George StevensDirector


George StevensProducer
Fred GuiolAssociate producer


Martha CheavensStory
Morrie RyskindScreenplay


Joseph WalkerDirector of photography


W. Franke HarlingOriginal music composer


Otto MeyerEditor


Lionel BanksArt direction