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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Kay Wilson
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Duke Sheldon
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Herbert
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Harkspur Jr.
Pierre Watkin ...
Mr. Sims
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Mr. Belenson
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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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9 August 1940 (USA)  »

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Te quiero otra vez  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 17, 1944 with William Powell reprising his film role. See more »

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When Larry Wilson first returns to Habersville by train and pulls into the station, a sign in the background is reversed indicating the film was reversed. See more »

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Duke Sheldon: Shut your trap, madam.
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References Northwest Passage (1940) See more »

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Delightful William Powell and Myrna Loy vehicle
31 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After saving a life, William Powell becomes the victim of amnesia in "I Love You Again," a 1940 film also starring Frank McHugh and Edmund Lowe

  • this having the distinction of two Philo Vances, Lowe and Powell, in


the cast.

Powell plays a cheapskate named Larry Wilson. While on a cruise ship, he jumps into the ocean to save "Doc" Ryan (McHugh) and suffers a head injury. When he wakes up, he has become his former self, a con artist named George and has no memory of the respectable, conservative, stingy life he has been living for some years. Off the ship, he discovers that his lovely wife (Loy) can't wait to get rid of him - or so she thinks, until she realizes that "Larry" is a changed man - for the better.

Powell is out and out hilarious in this film. For such a distinguished looking man, he has provided this writer with almost as many laugh out loud moments as the Marx Brothers. One of his best scenes is when his wife refuses to dance with him, so he dances by himself. Another occurs when, as a boy scout troop leader, he is asked to continue with the deer-tracking techniques he was teaching before leaving town. Of course, he has no memory of any such thing and, as a reporter follows him, he falls into holes, crawls around the brush, and gets stuck in a couple of traps.

The pairing of Powell and Loy is magical. She looks particularly beautiful in this film and her confusion regarding her changed husband and sadness over her marriage is quite touching.

Highly recommended.


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