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I Met My Love Again (1938)

College sweethearts Julie and Ives have planned to marry. Their plans go amiss when Julie meets a weak writer and runs off to marry him. After her husband dies, she's left in Paris, ... See full summary »

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College sweethearts Julie and Ives have planned to marry. Their plans go amiss when Julie meets a weak writer and runs off to marry him. After her husband dies, she's left in Paris, penniless and with a daughter to support. She decides to return to her home town with the intent to renew her romance with Ives. His family and a scheming co-ed vow to avert a reunion of the two... Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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14 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Summer Lightning  »

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$428,800 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was a disappointment at the box office, losing $64,104 (almost $1.1M in 2016). See more »

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Julie Weir: I'm right here.
[she kisses him]
Ives Towner: Gosh, that's... Julie, do you mean...?
Julie Weir: [she nods]
Ives Towner: Are you sure you mean it?
Julie Weir: It wasn't just an impulse, Ives. I love you. I love you and I couldn't stand it any longer. I thought you'd never kiss me. Five years on the same road and it just came over me. There! Had to say it quickly or never.
Ives Towner: O, 'lie, I can't believe it. More than I ever expected. Julie... Julie...
Julie Weir: Oh, I do mean it, Ives. Let's go to Upton and get married. Today. Shall we? Shall we?
Ives Towner: You really would...
Julie Weir:
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Life and details get in the way
18 May 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Joshua Logan was promoted from dialogue director to co-director for this clunky soap opera, probably on the basis of his connection with co-star Henry Fonda -- Logan had directed him when they were students at Princeton.

The story, about how Fonda and Joan Bennett had been lovers in college, then had separated for a decade, she to Europe and motherhood, he to academia, has some fine points, including the performances -- the actors are straightforward and believable. However, the details of the production overwhelm this winning simplicity, including distractions from the set design and an over-the-top score by Heinz Roemheld.

There's a fine supporting cast who are permitted to emote strongly; May Witty as Bennett's aunt, Alan Marshall as her wastrel husband, Louise Platt as the student who loves Fonda and Tim Holt as Louise's would-be boyfriend. However, they all seem a distraction from the central story and characters and render this watchable for the stars but little else.


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