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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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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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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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Version of Honeymoon for Three (1941) 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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Excellent screwball precursor
8 May 2001 | by (Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Made a year before the film "Twentieth Century" that is supposed to have started the screwball comedy, "Goodbye Again" has almost all the ingredients that would feature in the screwball classics to come. On top of this is more bawdiness than any screwball until "Kiss Me Stupid" 31 years later. Warren Williams is a famous author on a book tour with his secretary/lover Joan Blondell. In Cleveland he is pursued by his old college flame Genevieve Tobin who believes she's the inspiration for one of his books, and both are pursued by her husband, her sister and her sister's stuffed-shirt husband (Wallace Ford in a great performance wearing "Harold Lloyd" glasses exactly like Cary Grant's in "Bringing Up Baby"). The author sleeps twice with the wife, once being forced to at the unknowing insistence of the family ("Did you sleep well Mr. Bixby?" "Yes...on and off.") All ends in exactly the sort of high-speed farce that Hawks, McCarey and Wilder would make famous in the next few decades.


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