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It's Love I'm After (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 November 1937 (USA)
An actor of the stage finds himself pursued by a lovestruck fan while trying to patch up a tempestuous relationship with his actress lover.

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(as Archie L. Mayo)

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(screen play), (original story "Gentlemen After Midnight")
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William West
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Mrs. Kane (as Georgia Craine)
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Elsie
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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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The tops in topsy-turvy romance! See more »

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Also Known As:

A Gentleman After Midnight  »

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The script was originally written to star 'Ina Clair' or Gertrude Lawrence in the Joyce Arden role. But neither was a big enough box-office draw, so the part went to Davis. See more »

Goofs

After Basil ties (off camera) his ascot before breakfast, the tie's spots are showing. Immediately after, same scene, the tie has stripes. Then, in the third scene immediately following, the tie again shows spots. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Arden: You're going to have love for breakfast, love for luncheon and love for dinner. Sweet, sugary, sticky worship. You're going to have a steady diet of it till you're ready to scream - you billygoat!
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this gem is in need of reappraisal
24 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Although Bette Davis was not noted for her comedic skills, this is one case (in fact, the best case) of how Davis could adapt her intense, almost neurotic, qualities to screwball comedy with excellent results. Watching her get wound-up to the point of explosion (or would that be implosion?) is one of the great treats of this virtually forgotten film. Leslie Howard is her equal as both the catalyst for and the recipient of her eye-popping fits. And, for those of you who think Davis was never young or beautiful, you are in for a surprise. She's probably never looked prettier.


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