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My Love Came Back (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 13 July 1940 (USA)
Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can ... See full summary »


(as Kurt Bernhardt)


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Complete credited cast:
Tony Baldwin
Dusty Rhodes
Joy O'Keefe
Julius Malette
Mrs. Malette
Dr. Kobbe
Paul Malette (as William Orr)
Valerie Malette
Geza Peyer
Dr. Downey
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Butler (as Sidney Bracy)


Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can escort Amelia to every musical event in the city. The trouble begins when he cannot meet her one night and Tony goes in his place. Tony believes that Julius and Amelia are a couple and then son Paul thinks that Tony and Amelia are a couple as he is sending her the money. The worst part is that Amelia might leave classical music for swing music with classmates Dusty, Joy and the band. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 16, 1941 with Olivia de Havilland and Charles Winninger reprising their film roles. See more »


When Amelia throws the book through the glass door, it breaks out only the top part of the glass. But, when she leaves the office, only the center part is broken out, before she slams the door and breaks the rest. See more »


Amelia Cornell: You're not annoying me anymore, you're just boring.
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Crazy Credits

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was credited orally for his concerto by Spring Byington during the film. See more »


Remake of Episode (1935) See more »


Ein Herz, ein Sinn (One Heart, One Mind), Op. 323
(1868) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played at the Beaux Arts Ballroom
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A Movie Of Small Pleasures.
19 March 2004 | by (New York, N.Y.) – See all my reviews

This pleasant little picture is of interest primarily as it illustrates Olivia de Havilland's development as a star at Warner Bros. after GONE WITH THE WIND. If this picture had been done at Universal a few years later, the plot about mistaken identity with a classical music background might have been perfect for Deanna Durbin. Done a few years earlier it might have made a very funny screwball comedy with Jean Arthur. As it is, the title suggests that Warners was trying to sell this as a 'women's picture' rather than a comedy, and de Havilland plays it straight and very naturally. In fact, looking far less glamorous than Jane Wyman does as her friend, Olivia looks ravishing and is completely delightful, though her touch with comedy is heavy. Frankly, this film should have been livelier and the raciness implicit in the plot is unfortunately undercut at least partly by de Havilland's earnestness in the role.

Of interest to certain viewers will be the presence of two young actors getting The Build Up, neither of whom made it as stars. Jeffrey Lynn is tall, charming and very handsome, but not a memorable screen presence. Blond and big-jawed, you may wonder why William T. Orr didn't work more, but his bio suggests he had his eye on other career prospects: he married Jack Warner's stepdaughter and had a very long career as a TV producer. In addition, handsome young George Haywood has a walk-on near the beginning, making one wonder who at Warners had such a sharp eye for male pulchritude . . .

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