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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) (as Maurine Watkins) , 4 more credits »
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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 ...
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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!

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

9 August 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Te quiero otra vez  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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

Duke Sheldon: Listen, lady. I generally never sock a dame. But I'm inclined to make an exception of you.
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References Northwest Passage (1940) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
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sophisticated comedy/romance with a SILLY plot device
22 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I wonder if this might be the great granddaddy of all amnesia films. If it's not, it's sure one of the first and has inspired countless sitcom episodes. William Powell is bonked on the head and suddenly he's a completely different person--one who apparently disappeared nine years earlier. Who he was during the last nine years is uncertain, but what IS certain is that the new personality is a crook. When this shady guy figures out that during the last nine years he's become a pillar of the community and has access to gobs of other peoples' money, he wants to steal everything he can and run. The problem is, he discovers he has a wife (Loy) and can't bring himself to leave--even when he finds out she hates him. Well, much of the movie is spent trying to win her back, though he still wonders whether or not to rob his "friends". What he does and how the entire mess is resolved is brilliant and a lot of fun. This isn't wacky fun like his other film, LOVE CRAZY, but is a little more sophisticated and deliberately paced. A wonderful old film with excellent acting, writing (aside from the dumb plot device) and direction. One of Powell's and Loy's best.


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