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I Love You Again (1940)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  9 August 1940 (USA)
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

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(as W.S. Van Dyke II)

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(original story), (original story), 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Larry Wilson aka George Carey
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Kay Wilson
Frank McHugh ...
'Doc' Ryan
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Duke Sheldon
Donald Douglas ...
Herbert
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Kay's Mother
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Harkspur Jr.
Pierre Watkin ...
Mr. Sims
Paul Stanton ...
Mr. Littlejohn Sr.
Morgan Wallace ...
Mr. Belenson
Charles Arnt ...
Billings
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Storyline

While alone on a cruise, the upstanding - and mean - teetotaler, Larry Wilson, receives a blow on the head, causing him to revert to his old, forgotten persona of man-about-town and swindler, George Carey. Deciding to get what he can out of his position as Wilson, he returns to Wilson's hometown to continue the pretense. The only trouble is he takes a serious shine to his wife, Kay, and doesn't at all agree that Larry should be letting her go. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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It's one, long, loud l-a-u-g-h!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 August 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jag älskar dig åter  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 29, 1948 with William Powell reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

When "Larry Wilson" returns home to a crowd, the name on the warehouse reads "Consolidated", but is reversed, thus showing that the negative was reversed. See more »

Quotes

George Carey: You know, a thing like a divorce can break up a marriage!
Kay Wilson: So I've heard.
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
(uncredited)
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Played by the band greeting Wilson at the station
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Hilarious
9 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

William Powell gets knocked on the head during an ocean cruise. It seems he's had amnesia for the past nine years and was a penny-pinching, thoroughly unlikable man married to Myrna Loy. Now that he's become his real self (which is strong and masculine) he falls in love with Loy. But she's planning to divorce him...so he has to win her all over again. And deal with his past as a gangster.

Very funny movie. Fast-moving, well-directed and acted...but it's all because of Loy and Powell. Those two were absolutely incredible on-screen--they played off each other brilliantly and their quick, non-stop dialogue and one-liners were just fantastic. I prefer this one over the "Thin Man" series they did--in the "Thin Man" they were always drinking and it was played for laughs!!! This one doesn't have that. Unfortunately it also doesn't have that adorable dog Asta.

Still, this quick and lots of fun. An excellent Hollywood comedy that (strangely) is almost forgotten today. Well worth seeing.


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