|Directed by||Sidney Lanfield|
|Based on||a story|
by Gilbert Emery
and Douglas Doty
|Produced by||Raymond Griffith|
|Cinematography||Robert Planck, a.s.c.|
|Edited by||Robert Simpson|
|Music by||Louis Silvers|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Always Goodbye is a 1938 American romantic drama film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, and Ian Hunter.
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.
|Mary Treen||Woman waiting for her fiance Al outside marriage license bureau|
|Hal K. Dawson||Al who arrives late because he had to wait to get his paycheck|
|Robert Lowery||Don Gordon, Margot's fiance|
|Pat O'Malley||Police officer at scene of Don's crash|
|Kay Griffith||Nurse in hospital who asks Margot if she is a relative of Don|
|Charles Tannen||Hospital intern who tells the nurse, "body to be held until claimed by family"|
|Dorris Bowdon||Nurse at maternity hospital who says, "Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Marshall are here"|
|Rita Gould||Mrs. Wyndham, customer at Harriet Martin's fashion salon|
|Jayne Regan||Customer at Harriet Martin's|
|Cyril Ring||Man to whom she says, "What do you think, dear?"|
|Joan Castle||Model at Harriet Martin's|
|Charles Coleman||Headwaiter at restaurant where Margot and Jim go to dine|
|Iva Stewart||Flower dress model at Paris fashion salon|
|Edwin Stanley||Decorator at Paris fashion salon where Margot selects designs|
|Carol Adams||Paris Ritz hatcheck girl who takes Count Corini's hat|
|Rafael Storm||Paris Ritz orchestra leader|
|Eugene Borden||Purser on SS Normandie who converses with Margot and Roddy|
|Frank O'Connor||Customs inspector in New York upon arrival of SS Normandie|
|Harold Goodwin||Phillip Marshall's chauffeur|
|Al Hill||Taxi driver who says "OK" when Margot suggests to Jim to drive around|
|Rafael Alcayde||Orchestra leader at Delta where Margot and Jim go to dance|