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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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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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20 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gentlemen After Midnight  »

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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 »

Quotes

Basil Underwood: Have you seen a mad woman 'round here?
Butler: Which one sir?
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References Romeo and Juliet (1936) See more »

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this gem is in need of reappraisal
24 July 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – 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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