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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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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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Trivia

Oddly, for a screwball comedy, Davis, a famous actress in life and in the film is stuck in the same checked coat-dress though out the second half of the film. See more »

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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

Marcia West: [about Basil] I don't think there are words to describe him, do you?
Joyce Arden: Well, there probably are, but one would have to have a very extensive vocabulary.
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Unjustly Forgotten Screwball Comedy
1 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why this comedy is unremembered is a mystery to me. It's a witty, fast-paced film, all of the stars give good, funny performances and was critically applauded in its time. Howard and Davis, better known for Of Human Bondage and The Pertrified Forest show largely untapped comic talents; in Bondage and Forest, one often outshines the other, but in this film, they seem to go way over the top trying to outdo each other. Of course that's perfect for this movie and their characters, a hammy, battling stage couple who get along even less after De Havilland comes into the picture. Eric Blore provides priceless comic support. If you're a fan of screwball comedy or any of the stars, I highly recommend it.


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