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I Love You Again
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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
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
 (From FilmExperience. 2 August 2011, 4:11 AM, PDT)

Pitch of the Day: 'I Love You Again' (Remake)
 (From Cinematical. 11 February 2010, 5:15 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Delightful William Powell and Myrna Loy vehicle See more (23 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
"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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Larry hits Duke, the cigar in Duke's mouth disappears.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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Soundtrack:
Auld Lang SyneSee more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Delightful William Powell and Myrna Loy vehicle, 31 January 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

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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