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I Love You Again (1940)

Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Director:

W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II)

Writers:

Leon Gordon (original story), Maurine Dallas Watkins (original story) (as Maurine Watkins) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... Larry Wilson aka George Carey
Myrna Loy ... Kay Wilson
Frank McHugh ... 'Doc' Ryan
Edmund Lowe ... Duke Sheldon
Donald Douglas ... Herbert
Nella Walker ... Kay's Mother
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Harkspur Jr.
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Sims
Paul Stanton ... Mr. Littlejohn Sr.
Morgan Wallace ... Mr. Belenson
Charles Arnt ... Billings
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donnie Allen Donnie Allen
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Storyline

While alone on a cruise, the upstanding - and mean - teetotaler, Larry Wilson, receives a blow on the head, causing him to revert to his old, forgotten persona of man-about-town and swindler, George Carey. Deciding to get what he can out of his position as Wilson, he returns to Wilson's hometown to continue the pretense. The only trouble is he takes a serious shine to his wife, Kay, and doesn't at all agree that Larry should be letting her go. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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It's one, long, loud l-a-u-g-h!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Te quiero otra vez See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This marked the fifth time that William Powell and Myrna Loy had acted together in a film directed by W.S. Van Dyke. See more »

Goofs

When Larry hits Duke, the cigar in Duke's mouth disappears. See more »

Quotes

Kay Wilson: Where did you learn to dance like this?
George Carey: By mail.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
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Played by the band greeting Wilson at the station
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Amnesia theme brightens amusing comedy...
20 October 2003 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Seems to me that in the course of his career, WILLIAM POWELL has been in many a movie as an amnesia victim--but here, it's strictly for laughs. He and Myrna Loy (at her most attractive) are paired again as a romantic couple with their usual share of misunderstandings and shenanigans. It has the flavor of a Nick and Nora flick--without Astor.

The story is a series of misunderstandings and comic situations all set up by the fact that Powell is struggling to remember who he was--and meanwhile rediscovers his wife and loves her very much even though she is threatening to leave him. None of it makes much sense and all of it is played strictly for laughs and romantic charm.

Working with very thin material, Loy and Powell do it again. Proof that their box-office chemistry was no fluke. If you enjoy this one, try LOVE CRAZY with an even crazier approach to the amnesia angle and even more amusing.


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