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Director:
Writers:
Leon Gordon (original story) and
Maurine Dallas Watkins (original story) ...
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Release Date:
9 August 1940 (USA) See more »
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It's one, long, loud l-a-u-g-h!
Plot:
Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Curio: Myrna Loy, Cover Girl
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Pitch of the Day: 'I Love You Again' (Remake)
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One of the best and most delightful Powell and Loy confections See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Powell ... Larry Wilson aka George Carey

Myrna Loy ... Kay Wilson
Frank McHugh ... 'Doc' Ryan

Edmund Lowe ... Duke Sheldon
Donald Douglas ... Herbert

Nella Walker ... Kay's Mother

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Harkspur Jr.
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Sims
Paul Stanton ... Mr. Littlejohn Sr.
Morgan Wallace ... Mr. Belenson
Charles Arnt ... Billings
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hooper Atchley ... Man Greeting Wilson Saying 'Look Chief' (uncredited)

Raymond Bailey ... First Man Greeting Wilson in Pottery Office (uncredited)

Barbara Bedford ... Miss Stingecombe - Larry's Secretary (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard ... Watchman (uncredited)
Gladys Blake ... Salesgirl (uncredited)

Robert Blake ... Edward Littlejohn Jr. (uncredited)
Harlan Briggs ... Mayor Carver (uncredited)
Richard Clucas ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Hal Cooke ... Man Greeting Wilson in Pottery Office (uncredited)
Nell Craig ... Kay's Maid (uncredited)
Mary Currier ... Mrs. Gordon (uncredited)
Jack Daley ... Band Leader (uncredited)
Dix Davis ... Cpl. Belenson (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Worker 'Trying It in Tile and Clay' (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Mr. Watkins - Man in Bar on Ship (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Range Leader (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Woman in Lingerie Department (uncredited)
Charles Halton ... Mr. Leonard Harkspur Sr. (uncredited)
Harry Hayden ... Mr. Wayne - Man in Bar on Ship (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Observer of Man Overboard (uncredited)
Arthur Hoyt ... Mr. Hines - Floorwalker (uncredited)
Hazel Keener ... Mrs. Lederer (uncredited)
Harry Lash ... Shop Steward (uncredited)
Mitchell Lewis ... Sailor Yelling 'Man Overboard' (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Joe - Police Sergeant (uncredited)
George Lollier ... Police Photographer (uncredited)
Leni Lynn ... Maurine (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Ranger Leader (uncredited)
Jack Mulhall ... Worker Saying 'Seventy Hours . . .' (uncredited)
Bea Nigro ... Mrs. Kurnitz (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Paul Parry ... Man Greeting Wilson in Pottery Office (uncredited)
Sally Payne ... Salesgirl (uncredited)
Jason Robards Sr. ... Worker with Hendrickson Account (uncredited)
Claire Rochelle ... Salesgirl Selling Lingerie (uncredited)
Warren Rock ... Man Greeting Wilson in Pottery Office (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Watchman (uncredited)
Ted Thompson ... Man Greeting Wilson in Pottery Office (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Malavinksy - Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Directed by
W.S. Van Dyke  (as W.S. Van Dyke II)
 
Writing credits
Leon Gordon (original story) and
Maurine Dallas Watkins (original story) (as Maurine Watkins)

Octavus Roy Cohen (based on the novel by)

Charles Lederer (screen play) &
George Oppenheimer (screen play) and
Harry Kurnitz (screen play)

Produced by
Lawrence Weingarten .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Oliver T. Marsh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hugh Boswell .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Daniel B. Cathcart .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolly Tree .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Franz Waxman .... musical director
George Bassman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ruby Ray .... imitator: bird calls (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #6390) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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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:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
George Carey:You be careful, madam, or you'll turn my pretty head with your flattery.
Kay Wilson:I often wished I could turn your head - on a spit, over a slow fire.
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Movie Connections:
References Northwest Passage (1940)See more »
Soundtrack:
Auld Lang SyneSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One of the best and most delightful Powell and Loy confections, 2 February 2010
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

William Powell and Myrna Loy! A pure recipe for alchemical gold, and nowhere better seen outside of the 'Thin Man' series than here. This is a better film than LOVE CRAZY which they made the following year. This is a truly hilarious film, with a wonderful script and first rate gag lines, with plenty of opportunities for laughing out loud. The story itself is, or at least seems, flimsy and nonsensical. William Powell was hit on the head nine years earlier and has had amnesia. Having previously been a con man, he has along with the amnesia experienced a total personality change. He has settled down and become a respectable citizen of Habsberg, Pennsylvania, where he is a pillar of the community, the head of the Boy Scouts, and a member of the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, and all those worthy bodies. He manages a pottery. He never touches alcohol, his hobby is taxidermy, and he even keeps a stuffed squirrel by his bedside which he stuffed himself. He is also pathologically mean with money and counts every penny obsessively. In other words, he has become a super-bore, and his attractive wife Myrna Loy can't stand being ignored anymore and has filed for divorce from this most disappointing, annoying, and unsexy husband. At this point he is hit on the head again and reverts to being his previous mischievous self, whom Loy had never known. This leads to all sorts of comedic escapades and because he now finds Myrna Loy irresistible, Powell sets about wooing her afresh as his new/old self (hence the title of the film). The strange thing is that there are documented cases in the annals of psychology of this sort of amnesia-associated personality change taking place, and also of the reverting back. It is rare and extreme condition, but it does happen. It is known as a dissociated fugue-state. (See my review of HOME AT SEVEN with Ralph Richardson where I discuss this psychological issue further.) The general public will just accept all this as 'a bit of hokum', not being aware that such things have actually happened from time to time. However, this is no time to be serious. This film is intended as pure fun. It works because of the magical sparkle between Powell and Loy, which chiefly owes its magic to Powell's remarkable and humorous personality and the unique response to it which seems to have emerged spontaneously from Myrna Loy from the moment they met. Theirs was a cinematic matching made in heaven. The two of them together really are so amazing that one ceases to pay any attention to what the film is about, and one just watches, mesmerized, as they interact with one another. They could be sitting and knitting or reciting the telephone book and it would barely matter. In this film, Myrna Loy finds 'the man she always thought was hidden inside' her husband and 'loves him again'. However, he then is hit on the head again. And I won't ruin anything by saying what happens next. One of my little hobbies is imitating the cooing of doves. I had not realized that William Powell was there before me, but then I must not reveal too much about what he is cooing about, as it might not make it past the Hays Office.

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