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It's Love I'm After (1937)

 -  Comedy  -  20 November 1937 (USA)
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Renowned stage actors Basil Underwood and Joyce Arden are partners on and off the stage. An occupational hazard for Basil is that women often fall in love with what they see of him on the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Basil
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Joyce
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Marcia West
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Henry Grant
Eric Blore ...
Digges
George Barbier ...
William West
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Gracie Kane
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Aunt Ella
Georgia Caine ...
Mrs. Kane (as Georgia Craine)
Veda Ann Borg ...
Elsie
E.E. Clive ...
First Butler
Valerie Bergere ...
Joyce's Maid
Sarah Edwards ...
Mrs. Hinkle
Thomas Pogue ...
Mr. Hinkle
Grace Field ...
Mrs. Babson (as Grace Fields)
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Renowned stage actors Basil Underwood and Joyce Arden are partners on and off the stage. An occupational hazard for Basil is that women often fall in love with what they see of him on the stage, he who sometimes indulges that adoration. Basil and Joyce's personal life is passionate and tempestuous characterized by constant fighting and making up, which is often continued on-stage under their breaths. After their latest fight and reconciliation, they decide to get married... for the twelfth time. They are determined to make it to the altar this time. But Basil feels he needs to wipe clean the slate first by doing a favor for a stranger, Henry Grant, whose fiancée has fallen in love with him. With his latest script in hand, Basil vows to make Henry's fiancée fall out of love with him by playing the cad. He finds that it may be more difficult than he first imagined when he finds out that the woman in question is Marcia West, the young woman who professed her love to him earlier in the ... Written by Huggo

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Listen, You...it's LOVE I'm after! - ...and it's love you're going to get -- in the neck! See more »

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Comedy

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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20 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gentlemen After Midnight  »

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Trivia

This film has an unusually high number of connections to "Gone with the Wind," the first time Howard and DeHavilland acted together before playing Ashley and Melanie; Davis, who at one time was considered for Scarlett, and the mention by DeHavilland of Clark Gable near the end. See more »

Quotes

Marcia West: [to Basil] Will you shut up?
Basil Underwood: What?
Marcia West: You meddlesome old nuisance, who asked you to interfere with our affairs, anyway?
Henry Grant, Jr.: She's absolutely right!
Basil Underwood: Well, I like that! Why, you - you...
Marcia West: You leave Henry out of this! If he'd had any sense he'd have realized I'd have forgotten all about you in two weeks. I was in love with Clark Gable last year, and if I can get over him, it's a cinch I can get over you.
Basil Underwood: Who's Clark Gable?
Marcia West: [to Henry] He doesn't know who Clark Gable is.
Henry Grant, Jr.: Hmmm. I do.
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Forgotten but Hilarious Screwball Comedy
1 July 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The fact that almost nobody has heard of or seen this movie doesn't diminish it's delightful comedy. Warner Brothers was hardly known for producing strong comedies, much less those starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Howard. After watching the fun Davis and Howard seem to be having, one wishes there were more of their comic performances to enjoy on film. De Havilland did make some other wonderful comedies at Warners (Strawberry Blonde, Male Animal) Passage of time continues to confirm her standing as probably the least celebrated best actress in Hollywood. She never achieved the "star status" of several lesser actresses. (You can make your own personal list.) Yet she continued to deliver outstanding, intelligent performances, displaying a tremendous range of ability. Check out "Light in the Piazza."

The supporting cast is also full of expert performances. Eric Blore's bird impersonations is hysterical!


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