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Goodbye Again (1933)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 9 September 1933 (USA)
Flirtatious mix-ups abound when a celebrated novelist tangles with an old flame and her irate husband. Will his savvy secretary save his neck if she is secretly in love with him also?

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Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Mr. Clayton
Ray Cooke ...
Richview Hotel Bellboy
Jay Ward ...
Theodore Clayton
Ruth Donnelly ...
Richview Hotel Maid
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Hotel Manager (scenes deleted)
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Famed author Kenneth Bixby is on a tour of the US with his assistant Anne Rogers to promote his latest novel, Miriam. Their lives get more complicated while in Cleveland when Ken receives a visit from an old flame, the former Julie Clochessy now married Julie Wilson, the two who have not seen each other in years since their college days. Julie is still infatuated with Ken, especially as she is sure that she is the inspiration for the tragic heroine, Miriam. Julie feels she has to see Ken in light of that and the promise they made to each other in college that they would someday get married, which is more difficult now that she is Mrs. Harvey Wilson. Harvey too is aware of his wife's infatuation as she constantly criticizes him by saying "Kenneth Bixby wouldn't do that", and as such he wants to meet the competition. Also aware of Julie's infatuation are Julie's sister, Elizabeth Clochessy, and Elizabeth's lawyer, Arthur Westlake, who speak to Anne about a scheme to keep Ken totally ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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9 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Salvo Pelo Gongo  »

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The original play "Goodbye Again" by Allan Scott and George Haight opened in New York at the Theatre Masque on 28 December 1932 and ran until July 1933 for 216 performances. See more »

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Richview Hotel Maid: Is he ill?
Anne Rogers, Bixby's Secretary: No, he's nuts!
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Referenced in Upperworld (1934) See more »

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Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
(1864) (uncredited)
Written by Walter Kittredge
Sung a cappella by Warren William while in the closet
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Mediocre
29 January 2015 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

A popular author and his gritty secretary have trouble when a still smoldering old flame and her addled husband show up unannounced.

I'm in a minority, but I found this Pre-Code farce both strained and talky. In fact the gab rarely lets up, which would be okay if the lines were snappier. But too much of the dialog is stagy and pedestrian. Then too, the estimable Warren William almost shouts his lines as though this makes them and him funny. It doesn't. The towering William is much better when presiding ruthlessly over empires. Unfortunately, the film can't seem to decide whether to madcap or not. Too bad also, that the humorously addled Hugh Herbert is largely wasted in an oddly recessive role.

And though this is minor, I had trouble telling the three blonde ladies apart since the resemblances are rather striking. Blondell is, of course, Blondell, perfectly cast as the take-charge secretary. She's a sassy treasure from that era, regardless of the material. Then too, Pre-Code means the screenplay can play fast and loose with mores of the time, which it does, adultery and wedlock paternity getting tossed off like gum wrappers. In fact, such is the main reason I tuned in.

Anyhow, a more apt leading man and a snappier script might have made the 65-minutes less forgettable. Unfortunately, farcical material was done much better in the same time frame, e.g. One Hour With You (1932), Trouble In Paradise (1932).


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