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Casey Robinson (screen play)
Maurice Hanline (original story "Gentlemen After Midnight")
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Release Date:
20 November 1937 (USA) See more »
Listen,'s LOVE I'm after! - ...and it's love you're going to get -- in the neck! See more »
An actor of the stage finds himself pursued by a lovestruck fan while trying to patch up a tempestuous relationship with his actress lover. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Leslie Howard ... Basil

Bette Davis ... Joyce

Olivia de Havilland ... Marcia West

Patric Knowles ... Henry Grant
Eric Blore ... Digges
George Barbier ... William West

Bonita Granville ... Gracie Kane

Spring Byington ... 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)
Harvey Clark ... Mr. Babson
Edmund Mortimer ... Mr. Kane (as Ed Mortimer)
Thomas R. Mills ... Second Butler (as Thomas Mills)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Ashley ... Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Irving Bacon ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore ... Friar Lawrence (uncredited)
Georgie Cooper ... Woman Guest (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Theatregoer in Audience (uncredited)
Paul Irving ... House Manager (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Janet Shaw ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Rosella Towne ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Joan Valerie ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Patricia Walthall ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)

Directed by
Archie Mayo  (as Archie L. Mayo)
Writing credits
Casey Robinson (screen play)

Maurice Hanline (original story "Gentlemen After Midnight")

Produced by
Harry Joe Brown .... producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
Cinematography by
James Van Trees (photography)
Film Editing by
Owen Marks (film editor)
Art Direction by
Carl Jules Weyl  (as Carl Weyl)
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.) (A Warner Bros. Picture)

Additional Details

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:S | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #3297)

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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Basil Underwood:Alright Joyce, I'm reaching for my gun.
Joyce Arden:Wait, I believe the trigger's at the rear end.
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Limitless Energy, 11 June 2006
Author: Maliejandra Kay ( from United States

It's Love I'm After concerns a famous acting couple (Leslie Howard and Bette Davis) whose fighting often outweighs their love for each other. When a young girl (Olivia De Havilland) develops an intense crush on Howard, her fiancée takes it upon himself to make a deal with him to be mean to her. Howard does it to improve his moral standing but takes a few relapses as everything he does excites Havilland even more. This is a truly funny comedy with an excellent cast.

Olivia De Havilland appears here in an early role. Her enthusiasm and innocence make her seem younger than she is and very high-strung. However, her performance is perfect for the part.

It seems that in Hollywood there were two legitimate British actors: Howard and Charles Laughton. Laughton's weight forced him into fatherly roles and Howard's good looks pushed him toward romantic leads. Howard's presence in this film reflects his talents as an actor and this stereotype but the two are incorporated brilliantly. He shines the brightest.

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